Covid information: Anti-vaxxer dentist who used FAKE ARM to get jab is ‘struck off’ | World | News

Guido Russo was caught out by medics when he wore a silicone and foam arm at a vaccination centre in Biella, Italy, final Thursday. The 57-year-old is understood to have made the brazen try in a bid to idiot medical doctors into giving him a Green Pass – a certificates used to show a person has been vaccinated, examined adverse or lately recovered from COVID-19.

Mr Russo is now being investigated by authorities and informed reporters the ordeal has “ruined” his life.

Medics on the vaccination centre raised suspicions after a nurse felt his silicone arm didn’t match that of a standard limb.

It is understood even after being rumbled, Mr Russo nonetheless tried to persuade workers to inject the prop with the vaccine.

The incident got here because the Italian authorities outlined plans to tighten guidelines on individuals who are unvaccinated.

After Mr Russo was recognized by native media in Italy, he informed reporters: “You ruined my life. Go away. I’ll name the police.”

The dentist had previously made his anti-vaccine stance known with a sign on the door to his dental practice in Biella.

It read: “The presentation of the green pass is exclusively VOLUNTARY.”

Mr Russo has reportedly been suspended from the Order of Doctors.

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She added: “He was wearing a stage bust and, when I discovered it, he even tried to make a joke.”

The nurse then reported the incident to the doctor on duty.

Coronavirus restrictions in Italy for those who are unvaccinated came into force today.

The measures, which restrict access to public spaces and services, were announced last month and before the discovery of the Omicron variant.

Under the new rules, only people who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19 can access indoor seating at bars and restaurants, visit museums, go to cinemas and clubs and attend sporting events.

A green pass is available to the unvaccinated. but only if they have had a negative COVID-19 test within the past 48-hours.

The pass is also mandatory on all public transport, with police given the powers to impose fines of €400 (£340) for those who do not comply.

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