An Italian fiftieth from Piedmont eager to obtain the precious health pass tried Thursday, in vain, to be vaccinated on a silicone prosthesis, said Friday the president of this region in the northwest of the country. The nurse who was to administer the dose immediately understood the subterfuge.
“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 of Italy). The prosthesis was very well made, but the color and the feeling to the touch immediately aroused the suspicions of the nurse in charge of administering the vaccine, who asked him to remove his shirt, thus discovering his subterfuge.
He then asked the nurse to act as if she had seen nothing, which she refused to do, said the president of Piedmont in his publication, specifying that this man “will answer (for his acts) in justice.”
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 “super sanitary pass” will be implemented: 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 his workplace.