German Pilot Traces A Giant Syringe In Sky To Celebrate The Launch Of COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

A 20-year-old young German pilot celebrated the launch of COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the most unique way.

Mamta Raut

December 30, 2020

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A German pilot opted for a unique way to remind everyone about the initiation of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Europe. Samy Kramer went on to trace the image of a giant syringe in German sky to celebrate the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination. According to the young pilot, the stunt was a ‘fun and unconventional’ way to ‘raise awareness’. Reportedly, the majority of European Union countries have already begun vaccinating people since Sunday.

The 20-year-old, before beginning his journey went on to map out the route he would need to take on a GPS device. The flight began from Lake Constance in Southern Germany and the syringe-shaped route surfaced online on the flightrader24 website.

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“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. It was to set sort of a reminder to people and raise awareness that the vaccine will be available”, Samy Kramer said while explaining how his flight should be understood as a direct call to be inoculated. “Perhaps it was also a bit of a sign of joy because the aviation industry has been hit pretty hard by the pandemic”, he added.

The Federal Government of Germany is reportedly drafting a plan to distribute more than 1.3 million vaccine dosages to local health authorities by the end of 2020. It is also said that the 700,000 COVID-19 vaccination will be made available per week from January.

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Kramer’s flight came just days before Germany and other European countries began vaccinating vulnerable residents against coronavirus. As per a report in a reputed daily, the first person there to be immunised with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 101-year-old Edith Kwoizalla.

Kramer flew in a Diamond DA20 single-propeller plane and traced the shape of the syringe above Friedrichshafen, a German town 126km (78miles) from Stuttgart.

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