Austrian court overturns judgment: PCR test not suitable for diagnosis
Translation - In the name of the republic” a sensational judgment was
issued on March 24 which slapped the Kurz government's panic policy.
The court states in several places that a PCR test is not suitable for
determining infectivity. This probably factually correct judgment
indirectly rejects the entire corona policy in Austria, which is based
on this test.
The Vienna Administrative Court has granted a complaint by the FPÖ
against the prohibition of its meeting registered for January 31 in
Vienna. “The prohibition was wrongly done,” it says on behalf of the
republic. In the grounds for the judgment, the court stated on the
basis of scientific studies that the grounds for the prohibition put
forward by the Vienna State Police Department are completely
unfounded. The court agrees with the statements in the complaint "on
all points" and even goes far beyond the arguments put forward by the
FPÖ itself. In particular, the criteria and definitions used to
determine the number of corona sufferers are being massively
"PCR test not suitable for diagnostics"
It is expressly pointed out that, even according to the World Health
Organization (WHO), “a PCR test is not suitable for diagnosis and
therefore does not in itself say anything about the disease or
infection of a person”. However, the Minister of Health uses a
completely different, much broader case definition for Covid-19
diseases, which cannot be used to justify the prohibition of a
meeting, because: Should the Corona Commission have based the case
definition of the Minister of Health and not that of the WHO; so any
determination of the numbers for "sick / infected" is wrong.
The court came to the conclusion that the “information” from the
Vienna City Health Service, on which the prohibition by the Vienna
State Police Department was based, “ did not contain any valid and
evidence-based statements or findings on the epidemic ”
The court literally: Based on the definitions of the Minister of
Health, "Case definition Covid-19" from December 23, 2020, a
"confirmed case" 1) is any person with evidence of SARS-CoV-2-specific
nucleic acid (PCR test, note), regardless of clinical manifestation or
2) any person with evidence of SARS-CoV-specific antigen that meets
the clinical criteria or 3) any person with evidence of
SARS-CoV-specific antigen that meets the epidemiological criteria.
Thus none of the three "confirmed cases" defined by the Minister of
Health meet the requirements of the WHO concept of "sick / infected".
The WHO refuses to rely solely on the PCR test (confirmed case 1)
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➡️ - Court judgement (in German) - Here the original judgment on the
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