With the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been reading so many fun stories. One of the latest ridiculous situations concerns an Italian who decided to submit a fake silicone arm for certification.
The man now faces possible criminal charges after attempting to “cheat the system”.
COVID-19: The nurse thought the man was an amputee
Italian media have reported that a dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after attempting to vaccinate against COVID-19 using a fake silicone arm.
A nurse in the town of Biella, Philippa Boa, told Italy's Corriere della Sera newspaper she immediately realized something was wrong when a man submitted a fake limb for a vaccination last week, Lusa revealed.
“When I exposed the arm, it felt cold and cold and the color was very light,” the nurse said, explaining that she initially thought the 57-year-old had had a limb amputated and that he had mistakenly introduced the wrong arm, but when he lifted the shirt he saw a silicone arm.
"I immediately realized that the man was trying to avoid vaccination with a silicone prosthesis, as he expected me to inject the medication," he revealed.
The nurse said the man ended up admitting that he did not want to be vaccinated, but merely obtained a digital vaccination certificate, which from Monday is necessary in the country to enter restaurants, cinemas or theaters.
Although vaccination in Italy covers 85% of the currently eligible population, aged 12 and over, the age group between 30 and 59 has proven to be the most resistant to vaccination, with nearly 3.5 million people still without the first category. . Vaccine doses.
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