An Italian anti-vaccine “tried to avoid getting the jab by showing up for his appointment with prosthetic arms.”
The man, who has been identified in Italy as a local dentist, allegedly tried to trick a nurse by hiding false limbs under his clothes.
He arrived at the vaccination center in the Piedmont region in the hope of obtaining a green pass, the Covid-19 certificate that Italians now need for various activities, including going to work.
But nurse Filipa Bua knew something was up as soon as he lifted his clothes to reveal his “arm,” which was actually an accessory bought on Amazon.
She told La Republica: “He uncovered her shoulder and I realized the color of her arm was strange.
‘For a moment, I thought I had blundered, because I asked him for the arm he used less … so I asked him to [show] the other and it was identical. I didn’t want to believe it.
The man, who was named in Italian media as Guido Russo, 57, “still asked to be injected into the false arm,” but angry staff at the vaccination center refused to let him go. Pull.
He has reportedly already publicly expressed his opposition to the compulsory use of vaccine passports.
According to Italian media, a sign in the window of his operation in Biella read: “The presentation of the Green Pass in this study is exclusively voluntary.”
The incident was treated as a fraud and the police were therefore called to investigate.
Russo reportedly told police: “I don’t believe in the vaccine, never did and I don’t want to do it now. But I need the green pass to work.
The nurse said the current phase of the vaccination campaign has been “difficult days” as “the angrier are arriving who do not want to be vaccinated but feel obligated”.
She said reluctant participants “scream, swear, cry sometimes”.
Mr. Russo is said to have had his professional license suspended.
Italy was one of the first countries to adopt a certification system and new, stricter rules are expected to come into force on December 6.
Those who refuse to get bitten without a valid exemption will not be able to use public transportation, work, or enter restaurants, bars and other places.
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