A Man in Italy is accused of trying to get a COVID vaccine in a fake arm
Monday, December 6, 2021
He faces possible charges after trying to get the vaccine in an arm made of silicon. The nurse administering the shot said she initially thought he was an amputee and mistakenly offered the wrong arm.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Some people try using fake vaccine cards. An Italian man tried to get vaccinated in a fake arm. He presented a prosthetic limb for a shot. The nurse thought he was an amputee accidentally presenting the wrong arm because that made more sense than the truth. The man with two real arms admitted he just didn't want the shot. He'd been suspended from his work as a dentist. He may have paid hundreds of euros for the prosthetic. The vaccine, by the way, is free. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.View this story on npr.org
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