"German authorities have appealed for thousands of people to get another dose of their Covid vaccine, after a police investigation found that a Red Cross nurse may have injected them with saline solution instead.
Around 8,600 may have been affected by the nurse's actions at a vaccination centre in Friesland, northern Germany.
Officials said dud jabs were administered in spring this year and would have had no adverse health impact on anyone affected.
“I am totally shocked by this episode,” said Sven Ambrosy, a local councillor, in a post on Facebook. "The most important thing for us is to inform these people, answer their questions and offer further vaccination."
It is not clear if the suspect has been arrested or charged over the incident. Local broadcaster NDR said the case had been handed to a special police unit that investigates politically-motivated crimes."
How odd. I thought the saline jabs were just for the celebrities, politicians, the rich and other members of the 'elite'