Germanys Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach, who once claimed that COVID-19 vaccination is free of side effects, admitted last week that he was wrong, saying adverse reactions occur at a rate of one in 10,000 doses and can cause severe disabilities.
On Aug. 14, 2021, Lauterbach said on Twitter that the vaccines had no side effects, further questioning why some Germans refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
During an interview on ZDFs Heute Journal on March 12, Lauterbach was asked by anchor Christian Sievers about the claim he made in the summer of 2021, confronting the health minister with his previous tweet that stated the shots are virtually free of side effects.
Lauterbach responded that the tweet was misguided and an exaggeration he made at the time, noting that it did not represent my true position.
Ive always been aware of the numbers and theyve remained relatively stable
one in 10,000 [are injured], Lauterbach said. Some say that its a lot, and some say its not so many.
Lauterbachs remark on vaccine adverse events came after the German network played a segment of several Germans whove been seriously injured after getting the shot, including a 17-year-old gymnast who previously competed in the German Artistic Gymnastics Championships before she was hospitalized for more than one year shortly after receiving the second dose of the BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The clot shots are worse than he said.