Germany too, suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns Robert Gorter, MD, PhD

17-03-21 01:30:00,

Germany too, suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot concerns


March 21st 2021

The Germany Health Ministry said on Monday Mrch 15th, 2021 that it was suspending use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine based on a recommendation of its vaccine agency.

“After new reports of thromboses of the cerebral veins in connection with the vaccination in Germany and Europe, the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI) in Berlin considers further investigations to be necessary,” said the German health ministry, referring to a recommendation by the country’s vaccine authority, the Paul Ehrlich Institute.

“The European Medicines Agency EMA will decide whether and how the new findings will affect the approval of the vaccine,” it added.


German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday that a causal connection “is likely.”

Spahn explained that the suspension was a “purely precautionary measure” and added that he expected a decision on the safety of the vaccine to be made by the European Medicines Agency within the next week.

Which countries in Europe have suspended AstraZeneca vaccinations?

A growing list of European countries have suspended AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 shots or batches of the jab as a precaution amid fears over blood clots and other possible side effects, despite the company and the World Health Organization insisting there is no risk. Here is the latest.

In Germany, at least seven cases of cerebral vein thrombosis had been reported, Spahn said, and while this is a “very low risk” compared to the 1.6 million jabs already given in the country, it would be above average if confirmed to be linked to the vaccine.

“This was a scientific decision and not a political one. In making it we have followed the advice of the Paul Ehrlich Institute,” Spahn said.

He also confirmed that the suspension affected both first and second doses with the vaccine, adding that second doses could be given after the European Medicine Agency had reviewed the concerns over blood clots.

Also, the Kawaski Syndrom, based on autoimmune reactions, was seen several times.


Kawasaki Syndrom: Strawberry tongue and bright red,

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Germany, France and the EU Succumb to US Digital Hegemony – Global Research

15-09-20 10:06:00,

It is official. President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Monday 14, 2020, conceded that Europe has lost the battle for data security and cloud computing. The continent cannot compete against America. Not that France could have asserted any claims to power; the fate of Europe was decided in Germany.

The German government last year announced Berlin’s own “European cloud service” called Gaia-X. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier praised the move as Europe’s first step towards “digital sovereignty.” But not so fast: German top officials love to impersonate Europe. That and the fact that Germany and the European Union may never achieve independence. The game is rigged in favor of their masters in America.

The price to pay for US domination was not immediately felt after the collapse of the German Reich (1871 – 1945) and the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany (BRD). “Germany since 1945,” the late Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble reiterated on state-TV: “was never again a sovereign nation.” That is not to say that there are no advantages to being part of “the West,” being part of the US Empire.

It starts with legitimacy. The German Grundgesetz [Basic Law] was largely dictated by the victorious Allies. And so was the BRD’s foreign policy – membership in NATO, UN, WTO, IMF, Trans-Atlantic Bridge, hundreds of unfair treaties, and thousands of pro-US NGOs and think-tanks.

The downsides were also felt: For example, any German company that engages in business with an American anywhere in the world is subject to US law. That’s why German Volkswagen, BMW, Bayer, Siemens, and Deutsche Bank are constantly sued, extorted and abused – paying hundreds of millions euros in fines and fees to appease American interest groups, lawyers and tax collectors. Also, the US calls Germany’s federal elections, installing de-facto puppet regimes – from Konrad Adenauer to Angela Merkel.

Seventy-five years after the Great War, Germany is still occupied, under whatever pretext is given: First, to guard against the Soviets, next Islamic terrorists, then Iran and North Korea, now Russia and China. And although the number of US soldiers stationed in Germany was reduced to 35,000 in 2020, their arsenal of assassination drones and atomic bombs is spic-a-span top notch.

Berlin is surveilled by US intelligence services CIA and NSA.

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Germany Imposes Nationwide Fines For Not Wearing Mask – Activist Post

29-08-20 05:56:00,

Submit or go broke. Germany’s police state mentality is clearly seen in a new nationwide policy to punish citizens with €50 fines when they do not wear face masks. Germany is Europe’s clear leader driving Technocracy. ⁃ Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood

By: The Local (DE)

A uniform nationwide fine of at least €50 will be slapped on people who don’t wear a mask when it’s obligatory, a government draft agreement states.

That’s according to a draft plan put together by the government ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers on Thursday.

In view of the increasing number of new coronavirus infections, Merkel, of the centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU), wants to tighten measures to stop the spread of Covid-19 in Germany.

The new regulations, set to be approved later in the day, will apply nationwide and include a minimum fine of €50 for people who don’t wear a mask when they are required to.

As part of the measures to stall the spread of the virus, people in Germany must wear a covering over their face and mouth when riding on public transport and in certain closed areas such as shops.

However, states have differed hugely on how they deal with people who flout rules. Some states have been imposing strict checks and fines, while others have chosen not to.

Penalties have varied wildly, from €40 in Hamburg to €250 in Bavaria.

Meanwhile, the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia decided earlier in August that those caught without a mask on public transport face paying an on-the-spot fine of €150.

Earlier in the summer, the Berlin public transport service, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), said their staff had spotted around 30,000 violations of the mask rules in three weeks.

The mask obligation (Maskenpflicht) has also proved controversial, with some people saying the rules on wearing face coverings should be loosened to encourage more people to go shopping to support businesses.

A poll by The Local Germany showed huge support for face coverings during the crisis, with 89 percent of readers on our Facebook page supporting the measure.

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Germany to ban large events until end of October

17-06-20 09:24:00,

A ban of large events, including fairs, will be extended in Germany until at least the end of October due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcaster n-tv reported on Wednesday. It cited a document prepared for a meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the country’s 16 states.

Separately, the chief executive of software company SAP said on Wednesday that Germany’s smartphone app to help trace coronavirus infections has been downloaded 6.5 million times in the first 24 hours since its launch, Reuters reported.

Germany joined European countries like Italy, Poland and Latvia in launching apps that use Bluetooth wireless to measure contacts between people.

The technology is still untested, but governments have rushed to deploy it, seeking instead to achieve a kind of digital ‘herd immunity’ against the disease.

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„Germany First“ für Europas Geldpolitik

09-05-20 08:02:00,

„Germany First“ für Europas Geldpolitik

Bundesverfassungsgericht will Anleihekäufe der EZB stoppen

von Conrad Schuhler / isw München e.V.

Das von der Europäischen Zentralbank (EZB) seit 2015 aufgelegte Anleihekaufprogramm (Public Sector Purchase Programme – PSPP) verstößt nach dem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts in Teilen gegen das Grundgesetz, ist also verfassungswidrig. Dies ist ein Sieg der Kläger, zu denen der CSU-Politiker Peter Gauweiler und der AfD-Gründer Bernd Lucke gehören. Das Gericht fordert Bundesregierung und Bundestag auf, „auf eine Verhältnismäßigkeitsprüfung durch die EZB hinzuwirken“. Liegt diese nicht binnen drei Monaten vor, darf sich die Deutsche Bundesbank nicht mehr am PSPP beteiligen.


Was steckt hinter dem juristischen Wortgedröhn? Das BVG urteilt, die EZB habe zur Einführung ihres Kaufprogramms nur das Ziel einer angestrebten 2%-Inflation angegeben, dabei aber nicht die Folgen des PSPP beachtet:

[..] Zu den Folgen des PSPP gehören zudem ökonomische und soziale Auswirkungen auf nahezu alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger, die etwa als Aktionäre, Mieter, Eigentümer von Immobilien, Sparer und Versicherungsnehmer jedenfalls mittelbar betroffen sind. So ergeben sich etwa für Sparvermögen deutliche Verlustrisiken.[..] (BVG- Pressemitteilung Nr. 32/2020)

Neben den Verlustrisiken für Ersparnisse führen die Karlsruher Verteidiger des Grundgesetzes noch ein zweites konkretes Problem an,

„[..] dass wirtschaftlich an sich nicht mehr lebensfähige Unternehmen …aufgrund des auch durch das PSPP abgesenkten allgemeinen Zinsniveaus weiterhin am Markt bleiben“[..].(BVG- Pressemitteilung Nr. 32/2020)

EZB-ECB-Europaeische-Zentralbank-European-Central-Bank-Kritisches-Netzwerk-Public-Sector-Purchase-Programme-PSPP-Eurobonds-Ultra-vires-Akt-AnleihekaufpolitikDas BVG sorgt sich also vor allem darum, dass die Geldvermögen der Deutschen nicht mehr genügend abwerfen und dass wenig profitable Unternehmen sich noch am Markt herumtreiben, nur damit Schwachwirtschaften in der EU durch die EZB-Anleihen zu niedrigeren Zinsen Geld leihen können. Das liegt völlig auf der Linie der Bundesregierung, dass man den Südeuropäern niemals Geld aus deutschen Vermögen geben könnte, weshalb es ein kategorisches Nein zu Eurobonds geben müsse. Dass diese Länder vor allem deshalb niederliegen, weil die EZB auf deutschen Druck dort Sparprogramme durchsetzt, die Griechenland schon in den zivilisatorischen Ruin getrieben hatten und jetzt Italien und Spanien in die Enge treiben, wird nicht eingestanden.

Dass es für eine Geld- und Währungspolitik Ziele außerhalb der Preisstabilität geben muss, ist eine ebenso wichtige wie banale Erkenntnis. Schön, dass auch das BVG das jetzt begreift. Die Ziele allerdings, die dem Verfassungsgericht vorschweben – nämlich höhere Zinsen und Profite der Unternehmen und ein blühendes Bankgeschäft – sind nicht vordringlich,

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