German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach has issued an apology to the public and admitted that the Covid shots he once promoted are causing “severe disabilities” that will likely be “permanent.”
Lauterbach previously encouraged the people of Germany to get vaccinated by claiming that mRNA shots are safe and free of side effects.
However, he has just gone on record to admit that he was wrong.
On August 14, 2021, Lauterbach said on Twitter that the Covid shots had “no side effects.”
He made the statement while further questioning why some Germans were refusing to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
But after being confronted with soaring sudden death rates and record numbers of injury reports in Germany, Lauterbach has now changed his tune.
During an interview with German channel ZDF’s “Heute Journal,” Lauterbach was asked by anchor Christian Sievers about the claim he made in the summer of 2021.
Sievers confronted the top health official over his previous tweet that stated the shots are virtually free of side effects.
Lauterbach responded that the tweet was “misguided” and an “exaggeration” he made at the time.
Alarmingly, Lauterbach admitted that his statements promoting the vaccines “did not represent my true position.”
“I’ve always been aware of the numbers and they’ve remained relatively stable … one in 10,000 [are injured],” Lauterbach said.
“Some say that it’s a lot, and some say it’s not so many.”
Lauterbach’s remark on vaccine adverse events came after the German network played a segment of several Germans who’ve been seriously injured after getting the shot.
The clip included a 17-year-old gymnast who previously competed in the German Artistic Gymnastics Championships before she was hospitalized for more than one year shortly after receiving the second dose of the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“What do you say to those who have been affected [by vaccine injuries]?” Sievers asked Lauterbach.
“What’s happened to these people is absolutely dismaying, and every single case is one too many,” Lauterbach responded.
“I honestly feel very sorry for these people.
“There are severe disabilities, and some of them will be permanent.”
Steve Kirsch, executive director of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), did not agree with Lauterbach.
However, Kirsch did commend the health official for making “progress” by admitting his mistakes.
“The true rate of serious adverse events is approximately 100 times greater than the figures Lauterbach cited— ‘closer to 1 in 100 doses’ and ‘For death, it is ~1 in 1,000 doses,’” Kirsch said on Twitter.
By October 31, 2022, the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut received a total of 333,492 individual case reports on suspected COVID-19 vaccine adverse reactions or vaccine side effects in Germany.
The figures were revealed in official data (pdf) released in December 2022 by the medical regulatory body that researches vaccines and biomedicines.
“The number of individual case reports per month peaked in December 2021 and declined continuously during the summer months of 2022,” the federal health agency, which is subordinate to the German health ministry, stated in the report.
Despite these findings, the country’s health ministry website states that “modern vaccines are safe and adverse effects only occur in sporadic cases.”
As the subject of post-vaccine deaths and injuries has started to be more widely covered by some German media outlets, lawsuits have begun to roll out against Big Pharma companies.
However, vaccine manufacturers such as Pfizer and Moderna have immunity from liability if something unintentionally goes wrong with their vaccines, putting them in a very strong legal position.
“It’s true that within the framework of these EU contracts, the companies were largely exempted from liability and that the liability, therefore, lies with the German state, so to speak … with the federal states,” Lauterbach said.
Yet, in spite of this, Lauterbach noted that it would “definitely” be a good idea if pharmaceutical companies took some responsibility for the issue.
The health official said Big Pharma firms should “show a willingness to help” those affected by vaccine adverse events, especially due to their profits being “exorbitant.”
“So, that wouldn’t just be a good gesture, we should expect it,” he said.
Lauterbach said the priority now is to facilitate the care of those suffering from post-vaccination syndrome.
He added that he’s been “negotiating with the budget committee” to launch a program to help those injured.
“It’s a program I’d like to launch as soon as possible, and I’m in budget negotiations for this money,” Lauterbach said.
“So it’s something that we also have to bring to fruition, it’s an obligation, and it would network the experts in this field in such a way that the probability of good therapy in Germany would grow.”
“Our understanding of adverse events is now getting clearer and clearer,” he added.
“It should be possible in the future to identify those who are affected more quickly, so we can get them quicker help.”
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