Another high-ranking government death in Germany:
The finance minister in the German state of Hesse, Thomas Schaefer, has taken his own life. His colleagues said he was pushed over the edge by an inability to cope with the harsh economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Schaefer’s body was discovered near the speed railway track line in the town of Hochheim am Main on Saturday. Prosecutors said that the cause of his death was most likely suicide.
“We are in shock; we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Volker Bouffier, head of the Hesse regional government, said of the passing of his close associate and fellow member of Angela Merkel’s CDU party.
Perhaps it was suicide. But have a look at that face. Whatever the inspiration may have been, I very much doubt it had anything to do with Corona-chan or the economic fallout thereof. That face all but screams “horrific hobbies and interests” that almost certainly included Star Trek.