Prominent Anti-vax leader turns to science, begs for vaccine after being hospitalized with Covid.
A prominent leader of the anti-vaccination movement in northern Italy turned to science after being admitted to semi-intensive care unit for covid-19.
Lorenzo Damiano, 56, was one of the prominent leaders of the denials in Treviso, a province in the Veneto area, a stronghold of the Italian ultra-right and had taken part in anti-covid vaccination protests. Damiano contracted the virus after visiting Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The infection forced him to spend a week in the Vittorio Veneto hospital’s semi-intensive care unit, which convinced him to reconsider vaccines. “After that moment, I now have a different view of the world and I’m going to be vaccinated,” Damiano said.
The 56-year-old former anti-vax activist even launched the “Nuremberg 2” organization, which calls for the prosecution of individuals responsible for the “great scheme of the virus creation on purpose” – the term is a reference to the Nuremberg Court, which convicted Nazi leaders after WWII.
In addition, he declared that “the vaccine is not from God.” “I’ll be ready as soon as God wills it, to inform the entire globe of the need of jointly following science.”
To understand things as they are, you sometimes have to walk through a tight door. “Everyone should get vaccinated,” he added.
In Italy, more than 84 percent of the target audience has already been properly vaccinated, while more than 6 million individuals have not, which gives the virus two steps ahead in eluding all efforts put forth to bring it under control.
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