The SPD, Greens and FDP have now shown how a coalition is united, capable of acting and resolutely before it has even signed a so-called contract, let alone governed, in the Corona policy.

At the beginning of their coalition negotiations, the future partners presented a joint paper on a central point of pragmatic crisis policy, with which Germany should also master the consequences of the pandemic in the second Corona autumn and winter.

Even if the "epidemic emergency of national scope" can end soon in view of the vaccination of two thirds of the population, the uniform national legal basis demanded by the federal states for the continuation of certain corona measures is reasonable. Because among the around 20 million non-vaccinated people, the number of infections is increasing significantly, and the clinics are registering more Covid patients again. It is obvious that in this situation it would not be a good idea to proclaim the unrestricted "Freedom Day" on November 25th. According to the will of the three parties, the federal states should be able to impose further mask requirements or access regulations for vaccinated, convalescent and tested people at their own discretion.

The FDP can feel like a winner in this plan when it speaks of a “little Freedom Day” in four weeks.

Christian Lindner's party, unlike the Greens, has critically, but not destructively, accompanied the Corona policy of the grand coalition with its fundamental rights restrictions including a temporary federal emergency brake like the AfD.

In the Bundestag election, this course paid off, especially among young voters.

The FDP takes credit for the fact that there should be no more lockdowns, exit restrictions and general school closings.

But it is possible that the traffic light parties did the math without Angela Merkel.

The Executive Chancellor views the infection process with concern.

She doesn't want to stand by and watch.