Pilot traces giant syringe
German pilot Samy Kramer has traced a giant syringe in the sky to remind people about the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Europe. Kramer, a 20-year-old amateur pilot, had carefully plotted out the route he needed to take in advance to create the effect in the skies above Baden-Wuerttemberg.
The maneuvers included a number of 90-degree turns during the flight that lasted 1 hour and 40 minutes and covered about 280 kilometers.
"There are still relatively many people opposing the vaccination and my action may be a reminder for them to think about the topic, to get things moving", Kramer told reporters.
Germany officially kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Monday. The federal government is planning to distribute more than 1.3 million vaccine doses to local health authorities by the end of this year and about 700,000 per week beginning in January.