In the midst of the “most terrible pandemic in human history” one can no longer stop being amazed. After weeks of rumors, a fire brigade involved published the facts themselves – and also the ORF reported – which is why no “leak” was necessary. Without payment, voluntary fire brigades were assigned to assemble so-called gargle test kits at the Spar headquarters in Marchtrenk. Those involved certainly think they are doing something good and important, but the hall does not look particularly sterile …
It is somewhat reminiscent of the leak that Report24 published in March 2021: Incredible hygienic conditions in a large Austrian PCR test laboratory. The processes in the Marchtrenk Spar headquarters are – viewed from a distance – a lot more strange.
Firefighters assemble PCR kits in the warehouse
How to use the Facebook page and the Homepage of the Volunteer Fire Brigade Wallern As can be seen, members of the Upper Austrian Voluntary Fire Brigade were busy “picking” PCR tests again last weekend. The test kits from “Oberösterreich gurgelt” are made up of various individual parts – saline, sample tubes, instructions, etc.
The fact that voluntary fire brigades are used and – as participants of the campaign assured us – no wages are paid for a commercial activity in which China and Chinese manufacturers, transport companies as well as importers and the evaluating laboratories earn hundreds of millions of euros appears extremely worrying.
420,000 test kits in one day
According to our information, the “picking work” in the Spar head office has been going on for weeks. Last Sunday alone, 222 firefighters from five districts were deployed to assemble and package a total of 420,000 PCR test kits.
In a hall, as shown in the photos (see link above), it is difficult to believe in the necessary cleanliness for medical products. Work is evidently carried out on pallets and formwork panels. Experts know that fungi such as mold can always be present in such wood products, sterility would not be guaranteed even by “boiling them out” – but it cannot be assumed that such an attempt was made. An inquiry has been made to SPAR on the matter, we will publish any incoming responses here.
Test mania that is unique in Austria worldwide
Ultimately, the firefighters are appointed in good faith that they are doing a very important and useful job for the community. In doing so, however, one has to consider the worldwide unique test madness in Austria – and also consider that the “infection curve” in countries with far fewer or no tests is often identical, if not better: Corruption European champion? Vice World Champion? Austria’s test madness in comparison.
The question arises whether it is not a certain abuse of the work performance and the goodwill of the firefighters if they are assigned to such activities, while the government’s corona measures made it impossible for their organizations in many cases, for example through fire brigade festivals the necessary funds for the To take up operation. You also have to look at the profits accumulating in the many companies mentioned above. (Lower Austria: Will test laboratory close to the ÖVP take 14 million euros a week ?, Antonovs brought 190 tons of Covid tests: pandemic continuation planned for a long time).