In northern Germany, local authorities on Tuesday (August 10) called on thousands of citizens to be vaccinated against Covid-19 after a police investigation revealed that a Red Cross nurse may have had them. -be injected with saline water instead of the Pfizer BioN’Tech vaccine.
The nurse in question is suspected of having injected saline solution instead of real doses of vaccine at a vaccination center in Friesland, a rural district near the North Sea coast, in early spring, and more specifically, between March 5 and April 21, foreign media report.
Sven Ambrosy, a local councilor spoke on Facebook, saying “ totally shocked by this episode“, When the local authorities launched the call for vaccination to about 8,600 inhabitants who may have received a false vaccine.
Although the saline solution is harmless, most of the people who were vaccinated in Germany in March and April are elderly and at high risk of catching the life-threatening viral disease, the same sources say.
At a press conference, Peter Beer of Wilhelmshaven Police said that based on witness statements there was “ a reasonable suspicion of danger“.
“We found numerous Facebook posts written by the accused, who has written extensively on the subject. We then found 3 or 4 of his WhatsApp messages on April 21, which confirms our suspicions“, Added the investigator.
The motive of the nurse in question, who was not named, was not clear. But according to investigators, she had expressed skeptical views on vaccines via social media posts. Other media reports that she was spotted by her colleagues filling syringes with salt water solution.
It is not known whether the suspect had been arrested or charged in this case, which according to broadcaster NDR (Norddeutsher Rundfunk – Radio-television broadcaster of North Germany), has been assigned to a special unit which investigates motivated crimes. Politics.