A stroke of genius. An Italian from Piedmont wishing to obtain the precious health pass tried this Thursday, December 2 to be vaccinated on a silicone prosthesis. In vain, the man was turned away, said Friday the president of this region in the northwest of the country.
“This case would border on the ridiculous if we did not speak of a gesture of enormous gravity and unacceptable in the face of the sacrifice that the pandemic makes pay to our entire community in terms of human lives and social and economic costs”, denounced Alberto Cirio in a post on his Facebook page.
The man in question presented himself Thursday evening in a vaccine center in Biella, in Piedmont (north-west). Very well done, the prosthesis however aroused suspicion among the nursing staff.
Indeed, the color and the sensation to the touch surprised the nurse in charge of administering the vaccine to him, who then asked him to take off his shirt.
Discovering the subterfuge, the offender still asked the nurse to act as if she had seen nothing, which she refused to do, said the president of Piedmont on his post, specifying that this man “will answer (for his acts) in justice”.
Towards a “health super pass”
Like all its European neighbors, Italy is currently facing a resurgence of the pandemic (almost 17,000 new cases recorded in 24 hours on Thursday). At this stage, nearly 85% of those over 12 have been fully immunized.
From Monday, a “health super pass” will be put in place: it will only be granted to people vaccinated and cured of Covid-19, and will allow you to go to the cinema, the theater or the restaurant.
The traditional health pass, which can be obtained by carrying out a simple antigen test, will essentially allow access to one’s workplace.