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Scientific miracle: German MPs stay immune against Covid longer than ordinary citizens

The Coronavirus seems to be the world's first political virus with a fine sense of privilege. This is evident, for instance, in the fact that German ministers like Karl Lauterbach appear to be less contagious than his subordinates.

Published: January 26, 2022, 8:31 am

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    The Coronavirus knows how to spare important people like Karl Lauterbach. He does not require a mask in meetings. But his minions do not have the same political virus privilege. Facebook

    This is the conclusion after a picture of Lauterbach circulated via social media. In a post with the following text: “Here’s to good cooperation. With General Breuer, the head of the crisis team, the logistics of vaccine supply will soon be significantly improved. For the first time with a general in a team game.”

    None of their medical justifications explain why high-ranking officials should sit together at a table without wearing a mask while the subordinates in the room should be masked.

    The same goes for the weekly Federal Press Conference where the government spokespersons up on stage can take off their masks, but the journalists down in the hall have to keep them on when asking questions – although this invariably leads to communication problems.

    This political sensitivity of the virus certainly also explains why, for example, Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) feasted on three-course meals with the police during the lockdown and his boss Bavarian President Markus Söder, unlike common mortals, was spared quarantine after contact with someone who had tested positive. Others faced extremely harsh penalties for the same transgressions.

    The virus is political

    The political orientation of the virus has reached a new peak. With the click of a mouse, the Robert Koch Institute has further curtailed the basic rights of millions of German citizens who have been diagnosed with the virus, by reducing the validity of this status to two months overnight.

    A person who had been infected with Covid-19 was previously considered recovered for six months. This period has now been shortened. People who have been infected in future will be considered as recovered for three months only. A booster vaccination is then recommended.

    The time frame is effectively two months – not three – since only those who can show a positive PCR test result that is at least 28 days old are considered recovered.

    Those who have survived a virus-related illness are, according to the results of a number of medical studies, better protected against a new infection with subsequent illness than those who have been injected and boosted. But the German administration has no interest in scientific studies which contradict them.

    Switzerland, for example, extended this status to twelve months. The scientific basis for this decision is therefore so wafer-thin that even German state broadcaster ZDF – tireless vaccine shills – have been left red-faced to explain the meanderings of the political virus.

    Lauterbach spokesman Hanno Kautz eventually let the cat out of the bag at the press briefing: One could see the shortening of the convalescent status “also as an incentive to get vaccinated”.

    George Orwell’s Animal Farm has turned into a circus

    So while the common mortal is protected by recovery for only two months, MPs, fortunately, remain protected by it for six months. For their access to the Bundestag, they have been given longer immunity. By flashing a positive PCR laboratory test, MP’s will be able to attend plenary sessions for six months. The reason for this is a general decree issued by Bundestag President Bärbel Bas (SPD) for parliament, even before the reduction was announced by the RKI.

    The ex-member of parliament Elisabeth Moschmann noted on Twitter: “If it’s true that the convalescent status in the Bundestag is still 6 months, that’s the last straw. One can hardly believe it.” She added: “Privileges for MPs? All people are equal, but MPs are ‘more equal’?”

    From a formal legal point of view, this status is untenable. But it serves as yet another prime example of the extent of contradiction and absurdity that the Corona regulations in Germany have reached.

    According to a new study by the Paul Ehrlich Institute, a federal authority, antibodies can be detected for 430 days after a Corona infection “without an endpoint being foreseeable”. The same Paul Ehrlich Institute, which advises the Minister of Health, was partly responsible for shortening the convalescent status to 62 days, for the common mortals.

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