Did a court in France rule that a millionaire’s death from the COVID-19 vaccine is considered a suicide?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Claim : French Court Ruled Millionaire’s Vaccine Death As Suicide!
People are sharing videos and articles claiming that a French court recently ruled that a millionaire’s death from the COVID-19 vaccine is considered a suicide!
Apparently, the French businessman insured his life for millions of euros, but when he died from his COVID-19 vaccination, the insurance company refused to pay up, claiming that he died from taking an experimental vaccine.
So his family sued, and the French court allegedly ruled in favour of the insurance company, stating that the deceased knew about the side effects of the experimental vaccine. Therefore, his death is, in fact, a suicide.
Here is the example that everyone has been sharing, or quoting in videos. It’s very long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts.
Truth : French Court Did NOT Rule Millionaire’s Vaccine Death As Suicide!
This is yet another example of anti-vaccination FAKE NEWS that anti-vaccination activists are concocting to mislead people about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why…
Fact #1 : It Was Based On A Single German Article
I traced the provenance of this fake story to a right-wing, anti-vaccination German website called Unser Mitteleuropa, literally Our Central Europe.
It claimed that the story was published by the family’s lawyer, Carlo Alberto Brusa, on his Facebook page. However, Unser Mitteleuropa did not provide any link to that story, or any actual court documents.
I scrolled through Brusa’s Facebook page all the way back to 27 December 2020 – when COVID-19 vaccinations first kicked off in France – and could not find a single reference to any court case he might have been working on.
There was no post about any French court calling his client’s vaccine death “a suicide”. Only a ton of posts and videos for his anti-lockdown, anti-vaccination Reaction 19 movement.
Fact #2 : There Is No Such Case In France
As far as I can tell – this entire story is completely made-up. Completely fabricated.
- No French millionaire actually died from his COVID-19 vaccination.
- No insurance company refused to pay life insurance because of death from vaccination.
- No French court ruled that a death from vaccine is considered a suicide.
- There is no document of such a case, except for two unrelated letters (see Fact #3)
None of these articles or videos mentioned the name of the dead millionaire, the insurance company, or the which court or judge presided over the case.
If a French court did indeed rule that dying from a COVID-19 vaccine is considered a suicide, it would have been HUGE NEWS, and covered world-wide!
Unser Mitteleuropa first posted their article on 12 January 2022, and more than 2 months later, no one else covered it except for a few small anti-vaccination websites?
That’s because it never happened.
Fact #3 : Life Insurance Letters Unrelated To Case
Instead of actual court documents proving that the French court indeed ruled that the (non-existent) man’s death from (non-existent) vaccine death was “a suicide”, the article shared two completely unrelated letters from German insurance companies.
In the first, Techniker Krankenkasse said that any potential side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are not covered by their health insurance (this is not life insurance), as the vaccination is provided by the state authorities and so, any side effects would be covered by the state authorities.
In the second letter, Die Haftpfichtkasse wrote that their accident insurance (again, not life insurance) does not cover any potential side effects from COVID-19 vaccination. It is, after all, an accident insurance policy.
Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Are Not Experimental
These fake stories are based on the claim that COVID-19 vaccines are experimental, which is completely bogus.
That only happens if they successfully complete their Phase 3 trials, and undergo a stringent review process. So it is not possible to use an experimental vaccine for mass vaccination.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) also renewed the authorisation for these vaccines :
- Moderna Spikevax : 4 October 2021
- Pfizer COMIRNATY : 3 November 2021
- AstraZeneca Vaxzevria : 9 November 2021
- Johnson & Johnson Janssen : 3 January 2022
So none of those COVID-19 vaccines are experimental. They have all passed their clinical tests, and have been approved.
Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe
The COVID-19 vaccines were proven safe and effective in the massive Phase 2/3 trials that involved hundreds of thousands of volunteers.
These COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials are much larger than the usual clinical trials for new drugs or vaccines.
On top of that, they continue to undergo post-marketing surveillance, to catch the very rare side effects like myocarditis (risk of less than 1 in million).
With so much clinical data, there is no way any insurance company or court can say that the vaccines are dangerous, or experimental.
Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccination Does Not Affect Life Insurance
COVID-19 vaccination does not affect life insurance payment.
The Insurance Control and Resolution Authority of France (ACPR) said that, “the conditions of the death of the insured have no effect on the payment to the beneficiary of the sums paid on a life insurance contract.“
There are only two possibilities for the denial of a life insurance claim :
- if the insured commits suicide, or
- if the beneficiary is convicted of voluntarily causing the death of the insured.
The ACPR also clarified this issue to French newspaper Libération, stating :
In other words, insurance companies in France cannot deny payment of a life insurance in the event someone dies from any vaccination, or medical treatment.
Fact #7 : Insurance Companies Are Not Denying Life Insurance Claims
Insurance companies and associations have stated that COVID-19 vaccinations do NOT impact life insurance claims. They have never called deaths from getting a COVID-19 vaccine “suicide”.
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And please protect yourself, and your family, by vaccinating them against COVID-19!
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