Austrian health authorities have come up with an unexpected solution to addressing the issues of Covid vaccine injuries: blame the doctors who administer the shots. At the same time, those same doctors can lose their practice and medical privileges if they report any such injuries.
Gerald Hauser, the Member of the National Council for the Freedom Party of Austria and a staunch critic of Covid mandates, has addressed (pdf) Minister of Health Johannes Rauch concerning physicians’ obligation to inform patients on risks and benefits of the Covid vaccines.
Rauch’s responses indicate that medical professionals should be held responsible in the event of vaccination damage. He pointed out that under the law, “the treatment contract concluded with the doctor includes the obligation to inform patients about the possible dangers and harmful consequences of the treatment. This obligation to provide information also applies to vaccinations.” The failure to do so is punishable by disciplinary and/or administrative actions, and have “legal liability consequences,” added the minister.
Rauch further described how all doctors, pharmacists, and other health professionals are legally required to report all adverse reactions to the vaccines to the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG). The system allows for the patients and their relatives to submit such reports as well.
The “side effects” are described as “any reaction to the vaccine that is harmful and unintended.” In the case of vaccines, this also includes the lack of an effectiveness, i.e., so-called “breakthrough infections,” when vaccinated people get infected with the virus from which they were vaccinated against.
According to the Austrian Medicines Act, the penalty for failing to report side effects of vaccinations is 7,500 Euros ($7632) and, if repeated, can reach 14,000 Euros ($14,246).