Open Post: Hosted By The Man Who Used A Fake Arm To Avoid Getting A COVID Vaccine

December 4, 2021 / Posted by:

We’ve all done dumb things to get out of something we didn’t want to do. On multiple occasions, I’ve pretended to get light food poisoning to get out of meetings. (Top tip: smudge eyeliner under your eyes to give yourself dark circles. It works!). But some people truly commit to the bit and even bring their own props. Case in point: a 50-year-old man from Italy bought a prosthetic arm to avoid getting a COVID-19 shot. 2021 continues with the fuckery!

Italy recently announced that unvaccinated individuals won’t be allowed into nightclubs, restaurants, and other places where large groups of people tend to congregate. However, this decree did not deter the man from his crusade to stay unvaccinated but also be able to watch House of Gucci in cinemas! As Complex explains:

The man went through all the formalities at the clinic, such as signing a consent form in front of clinic. Health worker Filippa Bua told the la Repubbilica she didn’t notice anything unusual at first, but once she went to touch the man’s arm, she realized it looked unusual. She then asked the patient to remove his shirt, and immediately realized he had been wearing a faux limb.

“The color of the skin was anomalous, much lighter compared to the hands or the face of the patient,” Bua explained, per CNN. “I first felt sorry for the man, thinking that he had a prosthesis and wondering if I had somehow forced him to give me the wrong arm. But then he admitted he was wearing the fake arm on purpose to avoid getting the vaccine!”

“At the very beginning I was surprised, then I was angry,” she added. “I felt professionally offended, he showed no respect for our intelligence and our profession. I would never expect such a thing in my life.”

So, let me get this straight… he wrote down all his info, bought an arm that DIDN’T MATCH HIS BODY, and then told the nurse he was wearing the arm to avoid getting the shot?? This fella needs more help than a vaccine will provide!

The outlet points out he had shared a recent tweet with images of a silicone body suit being sold through Amazon.

“If I go with this, will they notice?” he reportedly wrote. “Maybe beneath the silicone I’ll even put on some extra clothes to avoid the needle reaching my real arm.”

Blame it on Jeff Bezos for selling an unrealistic arm! And unfortunately for this man, he’s now up on potential fraud charges. Here’s hoping his stunt doesn’t inspire more anti-vaxxers to test health workers’ patience. I can see someone ripping the arms off a Barbie and walking into a clinic saying, “Please jab this arm. But be careful. It’s petite!”

Pic: Wikimedia Commons

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