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Veterinarians charged with giving dog vaccines to staff instead of Covid jabs!

Calama, Chile - In the Chilean city of Calama, two veterinarians have been fined for allegedly vaccinating at least 75 residents with jabs meant for dogs – which they were passing off as coronavirus vaccines!

In Chile, a veterinarian has vaccinated several people with a vaccine for dogs, which supposedly helps against the coronavirus. (Stock image)
In Chile, a veterinarian has vaccinated several people with a vaccine for dogs, which supposedly helps against the coronavirus. (Stock image)  © 123rf.com/Svetlana Gustova

Among those vaccinated are entire families, miners, and even city hospital officials, the Chilean news portal 24 Horas reported.

In September 2020, the case came to the attention of Roxana Díaz, deputy health secretary for Antofagasta province. Díaz said her office received reports that masks were not being worn in the clinic belonging to veterinarian María Muñoz.

Muñoz's employees told the health authorities that they didn't need to wear masks because of a mind-blowing claim: they had already been vaccinated against Covid-19 by their boss, months before a jab was even available! Naturally, an in investigation was launched.

Apparently, Muñoz had been administering a vaccine for a variant of the coronavirus that affects dogs. The vet explained that she had also injected herself with eight times the dose of the dog vaccine as she believed it could offer protection against Covid-19.

Díaz's team discovered that another veterinarian, Carlos Pardo, had been using social media to try and sell the vaccines to the public.

Muñoz's claims of having conducted a study that supposedly showed the dog vaccine's effectiveness in humans were concerning to investigators because such unregulated trials would be both unethical and illegal.

"I've been vaccinated, it's true," Muñoz said, "If the vaccine is so bad, even though it didn't do anything to me, why doesn't the health department test me to see if I have antibodies in my blood?"

The vets stand by their "research"

Vaccines developed for dogs should only be used on them, Calama's health commissioner advised (stock image).
Vaccines developed for dogs should only be used on them, Calama's health commissioner advised (stock image).  © 123rf.com/Ivan Kmit

Paulina Carrasco, the official veterinarian of the local municipality, also pointed out that "the vaccines used in dogs are specifically for dogs, they cannot be used in humans."

In the worst case, allergic reactions or even anaphylactic shock could occur after administration, she said, adding that it was not known whether there could be long term health effects on a human body.

Because the doctors refused to pay an imposed fine, the case has now become public information.

Pedro was due to pay the equivalent of $9,200, while Muñoz was fined $10,300.

Both Muñoz and Pardo are said to have appealed.

Cover photo: 123rf.com/Svetlana Gustova

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