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Covid-19: Austria shocked by the suicide of a doctor harassed by anti-vaccines

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In Vienna, the bells of St. Stephen’s Cathedral rang this week and the candles formed a “sea of ​​lights” versus “psychological abuse” Y “the horror” online.

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Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, 36, was discovered dead on Friday, July 29, in her office in Upper Austria (north). Farewell letters from her were found and the autopsy carried out at the request of her relatives confirmed the thesis of her suicide.

In a message published at the end of June on his professional website, he announced the cessation of consultations until further notice.

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“For more than seven months, we have received death threats at irregular intervals from circles that oppose Covid measures and vaccines.“, he had written.

she said she had “invested more than 100,000 euros” to ensure the safety of his patients, and spoke of an untenable situation.

“At the End of My Rope”

“I am desperate, they threaten me with insolvency”confided to the press.

In support of her statements, she had posted messages from a user threatening to impersonate a patient before committing carnage against her and her staff.

Lisa-Maria Kellermayr had been attacked after criticizing a protest against compulsory vaccination in the fall of 2021.

Since then, he had unsuccessfully alerted the authorities and frequently appeared in the media to confide his anguish.

The life of this practitioner with a big smile, passionate about her work, had turned into hell.

Daniel Landau, organizer of the commemoration ceremony in Vienna, had met her in mid-July at his office.

“She didn’t dare to go out”

“She had been living there for weeks, she did not dare to go out”, he tells AFP, and now calls on the authorities to raise awareness.

The police, who had accused Mrs. Kellermayr of exploiting the case “by his own notoriety”ensures that everything possible has been done to protect it.

The Wels prosecution also defended itself against any breach. “As soon as we receive the police report (identifying one of the suspects), we forward it to the competent authorities in Germany.” spokesman Christoph Weber explained.

Scientists “gagged”

Tributes poured in from the highest peak in the state. President Alexander Van der Bellen went to the small town where he had settled, Seewalchen, on Monday to lay flowers.

“Let’s end intimidation and fear. Hatred and intolerance have no place in Austria”condemned shortly after the announcement of his death.

Malicious comments continue to circulate in Telegram groups. some netizens “Celebrate his death, others blame his death on the vaccine”reports Ingrid Brodnig, a specialist in social networks, explaining that the Covid, by polarizing society, “It caused a phenomenon of extreme aggressiveness in some.”

“Strict Laws” exist but are still poorly or poorly applied, he says, hoping for improvements “after this case that shook the nation.”

In France, Karine Lacombe, a “vilified” scientist at the height of the pandemic, also laments “the lack of response from the authorities”, such as the fact that her two complaints were “taken lightly” and classified “super quickly”. “.

If she was able to overcome this ordeal thanks to the support of her hospital team, the infectologist, part of a group of scientists known for her fight against misinformation about Covid, chose to keep a low profile.

“I was in high demand in 2022 but made very few media appearances to avoid this outburst of violence. We tell ourselves that the game is not worth playing. In that sense, they (the aggressors) win, they gag us”, she regrets

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Author: pierre peyret

Source: Nice Matin

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Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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