A nurse is being investigated for exchanging Covid-19 vaccines for saline solution.
The 40-year-old nurse is accused of giving saline solutions to six individuals at the German Red Cross vaccination center in Friesland instead of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in April.
Authorities are now requesting that all 8,600 persons who were inoculated between March 5 and April 20 have another vaccination injection as a precaution.
According to Business Insider, police suspect the nurse changed out the vaccination injections on several occasions. However, it is unknown how many of the 8,600 patients were given saline injections by the nurse.
What is Saline Solution?
According to healthline, A saline solution is a salt and water solution. The sodium content in normal saline solution is 0.9 percent sodium chloride (salt), which is identical to the sodium concentration in blood and tears.
According to the authorities, the nurse has been uncooperative. “Since we do not know whether, how many and who is specifically affected, and we are talking about a period of seven weeks, we have offered everyone to carry out a repeat.” Claudia Schröder, the deputy head of the Lower Saxony corona crisis team, told the German public radio broadcaster NDR.
“A repeat vaccination is advisable even then and unproblematic if the vaccination was successful. That would not increase the protection in that case, but it is completely harmless. And so this is now the method of choice.”
The nurse’s position has since been terminated. According to reports, she was apprehended on Saturday after confiding in a coworker.
Meanwhile, people over the age of 70 who visited the Friesland vaccination center, as well as employees of hospices, mobile care services, educators, and doctors, have been affected by the nurse’s Covid vaccine swap.
Kentrell McNeal, 15, killed in Chicago Shooting
Two Chicago high school students were killed in gun violence in Chicago on Tuesday. 15-year-old Simeon High School student, Kentrell McNeal has been identified as one of the deceased.
McNeal was pronounced dead at 9:33 a.m. Wednesday.
McNeal and the 14-year-old boy were attacked while sitting in a car around 6:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue. According to Police
The younger boy was struck in the leg and transported to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
McNeal suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Comer.
McNeal was part of the nonprofit youth group Good Kids Mad City, according to the group’s executive director Carlil Pittman.
“Lately I had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Kentrell,” Pittman wrote on Twitter.
is why it’s so important to have creative spaces and outlets for young people to be able to go to because there’s nothing on the streets of Chicago for them already. RIP.”