US COVID-19: In Uganda, hundreds of people who are victims of a fake vaccine scam
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of the "unscrupulous" doctors and nurses, dixit the Ugandan authorities, thus succeeded in raising millions of shillings to more than 800 people and 11 companies, which did not suspect anything. They favored the vaccine candidates ready to pay to receive an injection, while the doses in Uganda are missing.
These people were ready for anything to be vaccinated. In Uganda, a free vaccination campaign is ongoing, but there are not enough doses. Between May and June, the country is in the middle of the second wave of contamination and these people decide to take the initiative and go looking for vaccines.
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It is at that moment that they cross the path of crooks, non-scrupulous doctors and nurses. The latter create a parallel dispensary and bear identity badges with the Kampala city logo, not to awaken the suspicions. At the time of injection, crooks administer water, beneficiaries only see fire.Dead
Injection is still billed between 80,000 and 500,000 Ugandan shillings, between 20 and 140 dollars. All this money has disappeared with crooks, today on the run. The authorities have asked the people not to worry, and have rejected any risk of side effects.
Observers nevertheless recall, however, that there are people who have received these false vaccines, thinking of being protected, but they finally contracted the virus and some died. At this point, difficult to quantify the human balance of this scam.
Utah's Republican governor said anti-vaccine rhetoric from some on the right is 'literally killing their supporters' .
Gov. Spencer Cox said there are "talking heads who have gotten the vaccine and are telling other people not to get the vaccine."During a news conference Friday, a reporter asked Governor Spencer Cox how harmful anti-vaccine rhetoric, particularly from right-wing sources, has been to the state's vaccination effort.