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The article from Welt (German) says how Horst Seehofer, who is the house of Interior Minister, talked to scientists from several research institutes and universities to create a calculation model on the basis that it could be used to justify tough corona measures.
Perhaps if Mr. Seehofer was a huge fan of Trump, hated the EU, loved Gilets Jaunes, had a fetish for Farage that maybe, just maybe the media in the U.K. and America would have paid attention. It’s hardly getting traction in Germany, full article translated from German to English using Google below… (for original German article click here)
An extensive correspondence, which WELT AM SONNTAG has, shows: In the first high phase of the pandemic, the house of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer acted on researchers. Thereupon they provided results for a dramatic “secret paper” of the ministry.
The Federal Ministry of the Interior engaged scientists from several research institutes and universities for political purposes in the first wave of the corona pandemic in March 2020. It commissioned the researchers from the Robert Koch Institute and other institutions to create a calculation model on the basis of which the Ministry of the Interior, Horst Seehofer (CSU), wanted to justify tough corona measures.
This emerges from more than 200 pages of internal correspondence between the management level of the Ministry of the Interior and the researchers, which WELT AM SONNTAG has received. A group of lawyers fought for e-mail in a legal dispute with the Robert Koch Institute that lasted several months.
In an exchange of e-mails, the State Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior, Markus Kerber, asks the researchers contacted to develop a model on the basis of which “preventive and repressive measures” can be planned.
According to the correspondence, the scientists worked in close coordination with the ministry in just four days to develop content for a paper that had been declared secret, which was distributed via various media over the following days.
A “worst-case scenario” was calculated according to which more than a million people in Germany could die of the coronavirus if social life were to continue as it was before the pandemic.