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Bayern star Joshua Kimmich at center of COVID vaccine debate


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BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich soccer star Joshua Kimmich has found himself at the center of a debate in Germany over the merits of vaccination against the coronavirus. The 26-year-old Kimmich confirmed over the weekend that he is yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of his concerns about the effects of the vaccines. Kimmich said it is “very possible that I will get vaccinated.” His comments were welcomed by the far-right Alternative for Germany party. They led to dismay among those who are banking on vaccines as a route back toward normalcy at a time when infection rates are climbing again in Germany.

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