17 Dec 2021 7:17 am
The Austrian Medical Association takes disciplinary action against doctors who express themselves critical of corona vaccinations, but fails in court. In the meantime, doctors are calling for President Thomas Szekeres to resign.
Austrian doctors can express critical comments about COVID-19 vaccinations expensive come to a standstill. For example, an emergency doctor in Styria who had rescued two emergencies at the same time in a vaccination facility and then described the vaccinations as “dirt” was denounced to the medical association and dismissed by her employer. The disciplinary committee of the Medical Association acquitted her, however; one member of the commission said that their reaction was “understandable given the situation (…)”. The termination procedure is still ongoing.
Another doctor, the Viennese professor Andreas Sönnichsen, was sentenced to a fine of 5,000 euros by the Disciplinary Council of the Vienna Medical Association for criticizing the vaccines at a press conference and speaking of an overestimation of the danger of COVID-19. The most sensible measures are hand hygiene, cough and sneeze labels and distance from the sick.
But Sönnichsen did not let the judgment sit on him and sued the administrative court against it. This has since proven him right and condemned that his statements “represent value judgments that die on a factual basis”. This protects them from freedom of expression as well as from freedom of science.
Thomas Szekeres, the President of the Medical Association, gilded as a Corona hardliner. He wants doctors who will not be vaccinated, withdraw their license and prohibit doctors from making critical statements. He also advocates vaccination of pregnant women. An exemption from the mandatory vaccination introduced in Austria should, according to his ideas, not be possible for resident doctors, but only for official doctors.
Over 200 doctors have meanwhile signed an open letter to Szekeres, in which he is accused of having “violated the basic principles of evidence-based medicine and the freedom of medical treatment” and dictatorially stipulated how professional medical duties should be defined.
“The data on the effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines available in Austria IS unchanged and unambiguous and is also subject to permanent change.” The well-known points of criticism are repeated that the vaccination is no protection against the disease, it quickly loses its effect, and vaccinated people could pass the infection on. “The protective effect of the COVID-19 vaccinations is – if at all – only relevant for people with a high risk of a severe course of COVID-19.”
They declare that they will not be intimidated by the chamber and that they will continue to advise each patient individually as to whether a vaccination makes sense or not.
On Tuesday there was also one in Vienna press conference in the open air, on which Szekeres’ demand for resignation was emphasized again. At this event, Dr. Johann Missliwetz, Professor at the University of Vienna, also more autopsies of COVID-19 deaths in order to get reliable numbers. He continues that the corona vaccines have “the greatest rate of side effects of all time”. He particularly wants to draw attention to the dangers of vaccinating children.
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