The German Health Minister seems to have broken the global omertà about the dangers of Covid reinfections yesterday by saying “those affected are often dealing with an immune deficiency that can no longer be cured”.
The phrase has appeared widely across social media today, so we thought we would look at the source material for it – an interview by the Rheinische Post with Karl Lauterbach on the 21st January 2021.
As translated by Google, Lauterbach said:
“It is worrying what we are seeing in people who have had multiple corona infections. Studies now show very clearly that those affected are often dealing with an immune deficiency that can no longer be cured. This can be a risk factor for the development of chronic diseases, from cardiovascular problems to dementia.
As I said, this is not certain yet, it is being intensively researched. I follow the studies and discuss them with experts. This shows that if someone has a severely aged immune system after two infections, it is advisable that they avoid further Covid infections.”