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An Italian man who wanted to obtain a certificate of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus without vaccination has adopted an unusual strategy in Italy. In one clinic, he tried to trick a nurse with a fake arm – showing the top of a silicone arm prosthesis – in the hope that she wouldn’t notice the fraud and administer the vaccine to the same prosthesis.
The man in question, who will turn 57 and will work as a dentist, is an anti-vaccator – that is, he is part of the group of people who question the efficacy and safety of vaccines against the novel coronavirus. – And she will show him to a nurse in the city of Biella (Northern Italy) a silicone prosthesis “very similar” to the real arm.
This information was confirmed by the governor of the Italian region of Piedmont, Alberto Serio, who stated (citing Reuters) that the color and texture of the prosthesis “was considered suspicious” by the nurse in charge of the vaccination. Because of these doubts, the health expert, Philippa Boa, asked the patient to show her his entire arm – exposing the fraud attempt.
The story was also reported by the same health specialist in statements to the Italian media. For Corriere della Sera, for example, Filippa Bua explained that when she revealed the arm of this anti-vaccine she felt the skin was “cold and sticky” and that the color was “too light.”
At first, the nurse thought that the man had had his arm amputated and that he was simply mistaken, and gave him a real prosthesis for vaccination. When Philippa Boa realized the fraud, she confronted the Italian dentist. He even tried to persuade her to illegally issue a certificate of vaccination that would allow him to enter places such as restaurants, concert halls, bars and clubs in the country (at this time with exclusive access to vaccines), but Philippa Boas refused.
Although the method used by the Italian dentist to obtain a certificate of vaccination (without vaccination) is absurd, it is also “extremely dangerous” – as defended by Alberto Sirio, governor of the Italian region of Piedmont. The unusual situation could lead to criminal charges being brought against this anti-vaccination Italian.
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