by Matthias Toying and Jana Olsen
Charité is a German public university hospital, one of the largest in Europe, which is part of the Medical Faculty of the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin, and is called Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Five Nobel Prize winners in medicine were trained there.
At Charite in Berlin, research is being carried out on the side effects after K0 B1T injections. Professor Harald Matthes is leading the research and calls for more contact points for those affected.
The number of serious complications after Sars-CoV-2 injections is 40 times higher than previously recorded by the Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI). This is one of the results of a long-term observational study conducted by Berlin Charité. The head of the research, Professor Harald Matthes, is now calling for more points of care for those affected.
Observation of around 40,000 participants
The research on the “safety profile of Covid-19 injections” (“ImpfSurv” for short), which focuses on the effects and side effects of various vaccines, has been ongoing for a year. Around 40,000 vaccinated persons are interviewed at regular intervals throughout Germany. Participation is voluntary and is independent of how the injections affect the test subjects.
One result: eight out of 1000 vaccinated people suffer serious side effects. “The number is not surprising,” explains Prof. Dr. Harald Matthes: “It corresponds to what is known from other countries such as Sweden, Israel or Canada. Incidentally, even the manufacturers of the injections have already determined similar values in their studies. With conventional vaccines, such as those against polio or measles, the number of serious side effects is significantly lower.
Some side effects last for months.
Serious side effects are symptoms that last for weeks or months and require medical attention. They include:
muscle and joint pain, inflammation of the heart muscle,
overreactions of the immune system and
neurological disorders, i.e. nervous system deficiencies.
“Most of the side effects, including severe ones, disappear after three to six months, 80 percent are cured. But, unfortunately, there are also some that last much longer,” reports Prof. Matthes.
Side effects related to a COVID-19 vaccine can be reported online to the Paul Ehrlich Institute. The aim here is to be able to identify previously unknown risks after vaccination.
Doctors: “discuss it openly without it being seen as anti-vaccination”.
Around 179 million doses of the Covid 19 injection have been administered in Germany so far. “In view of around half a million cases with serious side effects after Covid injections in Germany, we doctors must take action,” emphasises Professor Matthes, who, in addition to his work at the Charité in Berlin, is on the board of several specialist medical societies and has been seeing the effect of the drugs being systematically examined for years. “We have to take up therapy offers, discuss them openly at congresses and in public without being labelled as anti-vaccine,” he says.
Victims must be taken seriously
It is particularly depressing for those affected that their complaints are often not taken seriously. All too often, doctors in private practice did not associate the symptoms with the injections because they were not prepared for them or because they did not want to position themselves in a heated political mood.
This is also evident in the numerous letters to Professor Matthes, in which those affected describe their often months-long search for effective medical help and recognition. They show that suspected cases are not officially reported. And so the number of serious reactions to vaccination at the Paul Ehrlich Institute, with 0.2 reports per 1000 vaccine doses, is also significantly lower than in the current Charité study.
Special outpatient clinics for vaccination victims are required.
There are already a number of facilities that could at least take over the initial care of patients with vaccination complications: “We already have several special outpatient clinics to treat the long-term consequences of Covid disease,” explains Professor Matthes, “Many known clinical pictures of ‘Largo Covid’ correspond to those that occur as side effects of vaccination. The doctors in these clinics are therefore sufficiently experienced. It is now a matter of opening the outpatient clinics to patients with vaccination complications. Depending on the extent of the complication, patients could be referred to specialised departments such as neurology or cardiology. And intensive care units and dialysis centres could also be involved in the treatment: “They have experience with blood washing”.
Haemodialysis as therapy
At Charité as well as in other clinics, effective treatments are being developed for people with vaccination complications: “The presence of too many autoantibodies in the blood plasma of those affected is often the cause of the problem,” explains Prof. Matthes, “Therefore, it must first be determined which and how many of these autoantibodies are present”. Therefore, laboratories that can perform the relevant tests must also be brought on board.
Once the diagnosis is clear, the aim is to remove the excess antibodies from the blood using immunosuppressive drugs or a special blood wash. The method has been known for a long time, but it is too unspecific: “We only want to reduce the incorrectly formed autoantibodies, i.e. those that have developed against Sars-CoV-2”. The problem, however, is that treatments for prolonged Covid, including rehabilitation measures, are now paid for by health insurance companies, but comparable treatments for vaccination complications only in very rare cases. The committed doctor emphasises that there is an urgent need for improvement here and advises patients and their family doctors: “If the insurance company refuses to cover the costs of a measure, file an objection, if necessary a second time”.
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