An Austrian parliamentary member demonstrated the defectiveness of the government’s Covid-19 tests by showing how a glass of coke yields a positive result.
In footage from the meeting in Vienna Friday, FPO General Secretary Michael Schnedlitz brings a glass of cola to the podium, from which he proceeds to collect drops to use on an antigen rapid test being used on a mass scale.
Cola positiv. Ok. RT unbedingt erwünscht! pic.twitter.com/5VzbhnQKWI
— Markus Schneider (@MarkusS18532449) December 10, 2020
The results of the test are described by independent German news site Reitscchuster.de (translated from German):
After going to the lectern and starting his speech, the politician sprinkled a corona rapid test with a few drops of cola. Three minutes later the test showed a result: It was positive. So Coke triggered such a result.
After demonstrating a positive result, Schnedlitz goes on to slam the tests as a waste of taxpayer resources.
“Mr. President, we are likely to have a problem now, we have a positive corona test in parliament, namely this cola triggered a positive corona test. I don’t know how to deal with it now! With things like this you are throwing tens of millions of euros in tax money out of the window instead of providing real protection for old people’s and nursing homes, instead of investing money in our hospitals.”
According to a report from oe24.at, Schnedlitz proceeded to slam the government’s lockdown, saying:
“A ‘dictatorship light’ was set up by the ÖVP and the Greens and the Austrians Their fundamental rights, such as their civil rights and the right to freedom of expression – specifically, illegal ordinances were issued and the authorities were asked to take action against their own people. ”
Schnedlitz continued his criticism on Facebook, where he called the tests “worthless”:
“Today I did a corona test live in parliament,” reads Schnedlitz’s post, translated from German. “The corona mass tests are worthless! This was also shown by a simple experiment in parliament, in which a cola had a positive result! But this black-green government spends tens of millions in tax money on precisely these tests.”
Following the experiment, another Austrian politician, ÖVP General Axel Melchior, dismissed Schnedlitz’s claims, and accused him of being drunk.
“You, I really do not understand what you are doing. I had the whole time hoped that this was not a Cola, but Bacardi-Cola – that would have justified your behavior a bit,” Melchior said, to which Schnedlitz responded by holding up his can of Coca Cola.
Note that they’re claiming this “test” can be used to check municipal sewage for covid in the population, so it’s not like using cola is stretching the testing tolerances beyond that claimed by the “authorities”. Someone is lying.