“In intensive care we are mainly vaccinated, I have inside information”: this was one of the latest statements by Johann Biacsics, leader of No Vax in Austria, who died of Covid at the age of 65 in his Viennese home after refusing treatment hospital despite severe symptoms from the virus.
Biacsics was one of the leaders of vaccine deniers in the Alpine country where the coronavirus pandemic in the last month has recorded tragic numbers forcing the government of Vienna to institute in a few days a heavy lockdown that is also involving vaccinated people. He was a supporter of “Lateral Thinking” (Querdenken) to “unhinge” beliefs and logic taken for granted. In early November, the freelancer was accompanied by family members to the hospital in Wiener Neustadt, a suburb of the capital, with severe breathing difficulties following the coronavirus infection. After having repeatedly refused the administration of the vaccine, the activist also said no to the health care, asking to return home where he was convinced, treating himself with an enema of chlorine dioxide, the active ingredient of bleach, to be cured. The outcome of the molecular swab, however, had again given a positive result.
The death dates back to 10 November but emerged out of the No Vax circuits only after his son Marcus launched a fundraiser online to sue the newspapers that questioned the authoritativeness of his father’s studies on alternative treatments, also for diseases such as cancer. The family, however, still does not believe that Johann has contracted the coronavirus. The chlorine dioxide solution (Chlordioxid) is presented as a miraculous cure against the coronavirus in the circles of skeptics, deniers and lovers of alternative and home therapies in Austria.