German minister hopes patient transfers a ‘wake-up call’

  • A patient with COVID-19 is loaded into a German air forces Luftwaffe aircraft Friday at the airport in Memmingen, Germany. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister said Saturday he hopes that the sight of air force planes transferring patients across the country will act as a “wake-up call” to millions who are still holding out on getting vaccinated against COVID-19.