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Death of doctor who faced threats over COVID shocks Austria


BERLIN (AP) — Austrian political leaders are expressing shock over the death of a doctor who had closed her practice after she reported receiving death threats from opponents of COVID-19 restrictions and vaccines. Austrian media reported that the general practitioner was found dead at her practice office in a rural area of northern Austria on Friday. The Austria Press Agency says prosecutors in Wels confirmed a suicide and said notes were found but the contents weren’t divulged. The doctor announced a month ago that she was closing the practice temporarily after more than seven months of receiving death threats. She later said she was closing it permanently.

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