Klaboosterbach Walks It Back… Sort Of

German Health Minister Karl “Klaboosterbach” Lauterbach has been featured here numerous times during the last few months in his capacity as a gung-ho proponent of the experimental mRNA treatments intended to mitigate the effects of infection with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

In the following video Mr. Lauterbach is questioned by an interviewer about the incidence of severe injuries experienced by people who have been vaxed. The numbers have become so large that he is no longer able to just wave them away, and is compelled to acknowledge that such injuries are in fact occurring. This forces him to retreat to a fallback position: well, actually, the number of adverse effects is statistically quite small, and besides, the vax still “protects against very severe disease and… also reduces the risk of long Covid.” In other words, he has had to abandon the “safe” part of “safe and effective”. Eventually the “effective” part will have to be jettisoned, too, since recent clinical results have demonstrated that the jab is not really effective at all, and may even make recipients more likely to contract COVID. But by the time that happens, Klaboosterbach may have been driven out of government along with the rest of the “traffic light” coalition*.

As an American I find it notable that a health minister is being interviewed antagonistically on public television. In this country the major networks are ostensibly independent — although they might as well be state TV — but you would never see such hostile, probing questions asked of a left-wing cabinet member on any network news program. During a Democrat administration the TV talking heads are all slavish toadies, with the (very limited) exception of Fox News.

Many thanks to Brunhilde for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:00   The federal minister of health is with us. Many thanks and good evening, Karl Lauterbach.
00:05   Good evening, Mr. Sievers. What do you say to these people who are affected?
00:08   First of all, these cases are absolutely dismaying and every single case is one too many,
00:16   and honestly I feel very sorry for these people. These are most severe restrictions
00:23   and some part of that will be permanent. So that’s really difficult.
00:27   What we as the [federal] state are doing is taking over for the health insurance companies,
00:31   that is we pay the states for the treatment costs and if care is necessary, we pay for that.
00:38   But actually we have problems on both sides
00:41   because we don’t yet have the medications for treatment.
00:44   Research is being done feverishly and the entitlements for care are often tightly bound.
00:50   So from that point of view I understand the people who are complaining here.
00:56   So you’re kind of pretending that everything has actually been settled,
01:00   but when one speaks to these people, one hears exactly the opposite. One year of fighting,
01:03   of being turned away again and again. Many places
01:07   that won’t believe them, and sometimes they don’t even get an answer.
01:11   And then they have to run the gauntlet to get vaccine damage recognized, and at the end of all that
01:15   they get a pittance. That can’t actually be what the state is now offering these people, can it?
01:19   Absolutely not, and I don’t want to give that impression. Because that’s not how I see things.
01:25   There has to be a faster recognition of these proceedings, that is about vaccine damages,
01:32   and we’re slowly getting a clearer picture now. One has to also point out, however,
01:37   so as not to leave a false impression — according to data
01:42   from the Paul Ehrlich Institute or the European Regulatory Authority,
01:47   serious vaccine injuries are on the order of magnitude of less than one in 10,000 vaccinations.
01:52   So it’s not as if it’s that frequent. But because the pictures
01:55   of the illness are becoming more and more clear,
01:58   it should be possible in the future to identify those who are affected
02:02   more quickly so that we can also help them more quickly.
02:06   Mr. Lauterbach, why were you still claiming
02:09   in the summer of 2021 that the vaccine had no side effects?
02:13   Well, that was an exaggeration that I once put into an unfortunate tweet,
02:17   but it wasn’t really my position,
02:21   I had previously very very often commented on the side effects of the vaccine.
02:26   But you… —For example very many… —still often said after that,
02:29   that there were hardly any or practically no [side-effects] — more or less side-effect-free
02:33   is what you said again in a broadcast by Anne Will.
02:37   And so you always gave the impression that the issue of side effects was not really an issue at all.
02:42   Well, that’s not correct. So I just said it, the numbers
02:45   we had at the time — they’ve remained relatively stable.
02:49   After all, these vaccines were used all over the world.
02:53   One to ten thousand. So one can say that’s a lot
02:56   and one can say that it’s not that many. But it is in fact a vaccine
03:00   that protects against very severe disease,
03:04   and besides, very often also reduces the risk of long Covid.
03:09   That is similar to what we’ve seen here with “post-vax” syndrome
03:14   where [the damage of] the vaccine outweighs the benefits. But it really is one to ten thousand.
03:18   That is the frequency of severe side effects.
03:22   Now the first lawsuits against BioNTech are pending,
03:25   also against other vaccine manufacturers. How do you think that will go?
03:28   I can’t speculate. That’s not my job. As minister, I have to be careful about that.
03:33   What is correct is that under these EU treaties at the time,
03:39   these companies were largely released from liability,
03:45   and that’s why the liability lies with the German state. So pretty much just as described
03:49   for the health insurance companies in the states,
03:53   but what’s most important, what is forward-looking: We need a treatment,
03:58   and I am therefore going to set up a program with the Federal Ministry of Health
04:04   where we investigate the consequences of long Covid,
04:07   and that would also include post-vax [vaccine injuries],
04:11   and we’d also improve care. That is a contribution we can make.
04:18   So — specifically, when is that going to happen? That’s what these people who are affected,
04:22   who have been stalled all this time, are asking. That’s right, but I’m negotiating
04:25   with the Budget Committee and indeed I want to set up such a program as quickly as possible and
04:34   I’m pretty much in those budget negotiations for this money;
04:38   it is something that we have to provide, where we have obligations,
04:43   and this would link the experts in this field in such a way that the likelihood
04:48   of a really good therapy in Germany would grow.
04:52   Now you just brought up this exemption from liability yourself. So that means
04:57   that the pharma companies can pretty much just lean back and relax
05:01   in all these legal proceedings because the state has assumed the risk.
05:04   So therefore the federal government has to take on the claims for damages
05:09   that might arise. Do you have a good feeling about that?
05:14   What does a good feeling mean? First of all, I didn’t make those contracts
05:19   at the time but grew into them in the context of my office
05:24   and I believe it’s because of the situation at the time — people wanted to use the vaccines
05:32   as quickly as possible and so the state assumed liability.
05:39   Maybe that was even the right thing to do. Because it is better for the state to bear liability
05:44   than to have to have long settlements or lawsuits with companies.
05:48   Fine; we’ve just seen how difficult it is to actually get money from the state.
05:52   How do you think things are going to go from here?
05:55   Do you think that the companies, for example, given the situation, would put money
06:00   into a voluntary foundation? Would that be an idea? Since they’re already not liable?
06:05   In any case it would be valuable if the companies would show some participation
06:12   because the profits have been exorbitant. Exorbitant profits!
06:19   So that would actually be more than a good gesture but something
06:24   that one could expect. But you asked me how things would go from here.
06:29   I’ll say that my optimistic scenario is that we will finally learn
06:34   how we can treat long Covid and post-vax.
06:39   How we get it done and beyond that, how we recognize cases more quickly so that people
06:44   don’t have to wait so long. Even to get recognition for post-vax.
06:49   A promise from federal minister of health. Karl Lauterbach,
06:52   thank you for speaking with us this evening. —Thank you.

*   “Traffic light” coalition government:
    Red:   Social Democratic Party
    Yellow:   Free Democratic Party
    Green:   Alliance90 / The Greens

2 thoughts on “Klaboosterbach Walks It Back… Sort Of

  1. This clown / traitor should be in prison to laying like all scumbags in this freaking Bundestag!!, what a joke this country became, ..

    • He shouldn’t be in prison; he should be in a morgue, vaxxed to death with his own shots while simultaneously committing suicide by shooting himself in the back of his empty head multiple times.

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