Covid  19: Strong emotions in Austria after suicide of doctor harassed by Antivax

Covid 19: Strong emotions in Austria after suicide of doctor harassed by Antivax

The doctor regularly gave television interviews in which she urged the population to get vaccinated. She has received numerous death threats on social media and in person.

shock in Austria. A doctor has killed herself after receiving death threats from anti-vaccination activists and Covid-19 conspiracy theorists, Portal reported on Saturday. The Austrian executive calls for the “hate messages” to be stopped.

“Let’s put an end to this alarming speech and intimidation. Hate and intolerance have no place in Austria,” said Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen.

Lisa-Marie Kellermayr was a well-known face in her country in the fight against Covid-19, as she regularly gave interviews with Austrian television, in which she particularly emphasized the benefits of vaccination against the virus.

Even “threatened” in his office.

The Austrian Federal President paid tribute to the doctor for her commitment in the fight against the virus and for her careful handling of the pandemic.

Conversely, he condemned the people who “scared her, threatened her, first on the internet and then in person by going straight to her office”.

According to Austrian media, she had to temporarily close her office when she had to spend 8,000 to 10,000 euros a month on security guards given the threats she received.

Lisa-Marie Kellermayr was found dead in her office in Upper Austria on Friday. According to Austrian media, a letter was found near her body in which she explains her gesture.

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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