The health policy spokeswoman for the AfD delegation in the EU Parliament and a member of the AfD’s federal board, Sylvia Limmer, believes the confusion about Corona cases has been intentional.
“Even after a year of Corona and many months in the so-called lockdown, which brought massive restrictions on fundamental rights for everyone and still means the destruction of economic existence for quite a few, there is chaos in the numbers around Corona. Or should I better say deliberate lack of transparency?”
The current statistics of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) do not contain information on mortality, said Limmer. “Probably for good reason… Corona almost exclusively affects the older population groups over 70 years of age. Some 89 percent of Coronavirus-related deaths are 70 years and older. In other words, of the 70 251 deaths reported by March 2, 2021 since the start of the pandemic, only 7691 deaths were recorded in the age group from 0 to 69 years. That is in the group of children, schoolchildren, adolescents and workers. Just for comparison: In 2018 around 345 000 people died of heart and circulatory diseases.”
“In view of this data, it is difficult to find a reasonable justification for the fact that there has been no regular classroom teaching in schools for almost a year, that retail, catering and many other businesses have been brought to the brink of destruction… Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those people who think Corona is completely harmless. But it makes a big difference whether you are 35, 75 or even older.”
Limmer continues: “Overloading the intensive care beds with Covid-19 patients was never a real danger either. The main problem is not a lack of intensive care beds, but sufficient nursing staff, which was known long before the Corona. Currently, 2700 of the slightly more than 24 000 intensive care beds in Germany are occupied with Covid-19 patients.
“In all free societies, people have civil rights. These are not assigned to you by a generous state, but you simply have them. The state must not exploit the Corona epidemic to undermine these civil rights. Nor should it lead to the state dividing people into different classes with different rights. Under this guise, all possible restrictions can be expanded at will. Corona precaution today, the alleged climate precaution tomorrow. The door and gate are open to the state’s arbitrariness.”
Limmer opposes the indirect vaccination requirement: “It is unclear how far immune protection actually goes. Due to the shortened approval process, the safety and effectiveness of possible Corona vaccines may be impaired. In such circumstances, demanding government-controlled proof of immunity is dangerous. Incidentally, the German Ethics Council has also advised against a Covid-19 immunity certificate.”
On Facebook, Limmer noted that the vaccines that have been used so far are a completely new technology, the so-called mRNA vaccine. “There is no approved vaccine for use in the human area with this technology…. This week in plenary there were again two motions to ban the import of genetically modified maize and cotton into the EU. Presumably, these requests will be approved as usual. One is afraid of a protein in corn that is not normally found there, and is fed to cattle and how please, would something harm us after digestion in the cattle intestines? At the same time you happily let genetically engineered vaccines or genetically modified viruses be injected into you…?”
The Council of Europe (PACE) also called on its member states to counteract political pressure and discrimination if people do not want to be vaccinated against Corona. Council of Europe resolutions are not laws, however.
The initiative in the Committee for Social Order, Health and Sustainable Development of the Council of Europe came largely from AfD member of the Bundestag Ulrich Oehme , whose passage on the voluntary nature and the prohibition of discrimination against non-vaccinated/unwilling found its way into the resolution.