German chancellor began trembling at reception for Finnish prime minister
Angela Merkel has insisted she is “very well” after she was seen shaking at a public occasion for the third time in recent weekson Wednesday.
Angela Merkel has insisted she is in good health after experiencing a third bout of shaking in as many weeks at a public event in Berlin.
The German chancellor was seen trembling during military honours for Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne, in the forecourt of her chancellery on Wednesday morning.
The German Green party co-leader Annalena Baerbock had suggested Merkel’s shaking episodes could be connected to the climate crisis, saying at a press conference that “regarding the hot temperatures, we can see from the chancellor it is clear that this summer climate has health consequences”. She later apologised for her comments.
“There is little information available beyond what has been stated by Angela Merkel, so it’s impossible to know what might be the cause,” said Peter Roberts, emeritus professor of pharmacology at the University of Bristol.
“An initial effect caused by dehydration, followed by anxiety that it may occur again, might even be the cause. The stress response is a basic survival mechanism and kicks in as soon as a threat is perceived, including fear that something may happen”.
In the absence of any underlying pathology, Roberts said uncontrollable shaking could be the result of a normal stress response. “The problem with the response is that our bodies behave in this way in response to both real and feared threats. Indeed, the fear that your body is going to start behaving in a seemingly abnormal way may precipitate that very response.”
However Angela Merkel was filmed shaking for the third time in under a month on Wednesday as she met with the Finnish Prime Minister in Berlin. Dr Monah Mansoori said a “number of condition” could cause such tremors, including Parkinson’s disease. The GP told Sky News: “There are a number of conditions that could cause a shaking presentation or a tremor as we call it in medical circles.
“Some of them can be serious, for example having had a stoke, a neurological problem like Parkinson’s disease.
“However, other things that are less sinister could also cause this presentation.
“So for example, taking extra caffeine, perhaps having a generalised tremor which is non-sinister.
“Or even being on certain medication.”
On previous occasions she has blamed her unsteadiness on overheating or dehydration.
But the temperature in Berlin was only reached a mild 18C.
Mrs Merkel was last spotted shaking as she stood alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at an indoor event where Germany’s new justice minister was formally appointed.
Obvious she is has an ongoing health issue, which she is not able to control, and if she could control it, I am sure she would do so with medication or by drinking more water, or having water on hand. Extra Caffeine? Yeah the Chancellor is an energy drink junkie?
We at Coercion Code don’t buy it. She has a form of Parkinson’s or something worse.