German pilot traces massive syringe in recent flight to honor coronavirus vaccination campaign


A pilot in Germany had some fun during a recent flight to honor the start of coronavirus vaccination campaign in Europe on Sunday.

Samy Kramer, 20, mapped out the route he would need to take to trace a giant 70 kilometer-long syringe in the sky. Using a Diamond DA-20 Katana, he flew some 200 kilometers near Lake Constance in southern Germany at about 5,000 feet in the air to remind people about the start of the COVID-19 campaign.

“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 Reuters TV on Sunday.

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He said his flight should be considered a direct call to be inoculated, but instead as a “sign of joy, because the aviation industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic.”

The syringe-shaped route showed up on internet site flightradar24.

A pilot in Germany traced a giant syringe in the air.
(flightradar24)

The European Union kicked off its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on Sunday.

The 27-nation bloc staged a coordinated rollout aimed at projecting a unified message that the shot was safe and Europe’s best chance to emerge from the pandemic.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called the vaccine, which was developed in record time, a “game-changer.”

“We know that today is not the end of the pandemic, but it is the beginning of the victory,” he said.

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The vaccine developed by Germany’s BioNTech and American drugmaker Pfizer started arriving in super-cold containers at EU hospitals on Friday from a factory in Belgium. Each country was only getting a fraction of the doses needed — fewer than 10,000 in the first batches for some countries — with the bigger rollout expected in January when more vaccines become available. All those getting shots Sunday have to come back for a second dose in three weeks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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