The Covid-19-pandemic keeps the world in breath. More than 10 million people have been infected with the novel Coronavirus, 195.226 in Germany – where it always comes back to local outbreaks.
In connection with the also politically significant Heinsberg-study of the Bonn virologists Hendrik Streeck, a criminal complaint is. As the criminal investigation Department in Bonn, Germany the business magazine "Capital" (Online) certified, is received, the display in the past week and has now been forwarded to the Prosecutor’s office in Bonn.
Among other things, allegations against the Director of studies Streeck be charged for fraud. The view plate, which is to a scientist, accuses Streeck, the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia deceived, for third-party funding for the study must be obtained. In addition, the virologist instead of with the Client-based insights, and facts agreed upon scientifically but " have;invented Forschungsergebnisse" delivered, is it in the display, the "Capital" is present. Federico Gambarini/dpa , Armin Laschet (CDU,r) and Hendrik Streeck (l), Director of the Institute for Virology at the University hospital in Bonn, Germany, on the way to the press conference.
This deals specifically with statements in the interim report to Heinsberg-study from 9. April to a connection between hygiene measures, the concentration of the Virus and the severity of the Corona disease. These had been collected in the study, no data that support a scientific finding, is it in the display.
Streeck rejects allegations
At the request of "Capital" back meadows Streeck and further involved in the study, scientists at the University of Bonn all of the allegations. With a view to their statements in the interim report, you referred to Gangelt on their investigations of the carnival session in the place where many people are infected: The "Diskussionspunkt" the interim report is based "the results show that the severity of the disease, for participation in the Super-Spreading Event (with a correspondingly poor hygienic conditions) is significantly higher than in the case of persons not participating in such an Event, participated haben". dpa/Federico Gambarini/dpabild Professor Hendrik Streeck, Director of the Institute for Virology at the University hospital in Bonn, Germany.
In addition, Streeck also defended the stating in his bid for the state government from the 25. March, which to this time already a "positive Ethikvotum" the competent ethics Commission of the University of Bonn that was about it. According to the entry for Heinsberg-study in the German Register of Clinical studies (DRKS) was the decision of the ethics Committee until 31. March issued only after the conclusion of the contract between Streeck and of the state government, which financed the Heinsberg-study with around 65000 Euro plus VAT. However, the researchers stressed that it "several Voten" the ethics Commission – including the one on 24. March.
Because of the charge "invented Forschungsergebnisse" also, the German research Foundation (DFG) is currently conducting a preliminary examination, as a speaker at the request of "Capital" confirmed. It’ll go "in the first Linie" therefore, whether it is in Heinsberg-study, a DFG-respect give. In the past week, the DFG has asked the Bonn researchers opinion.
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