The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) in the Netherlands asks young people “not to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus” to maintain the covid pass, after knowing the plans of the Dutch Government to exclude the unvaccinated from this certificate. “It is dangerous to intentionally become infected with the coronavirus. By doing so, you put yourself and others in danger. The Health and Youth Care Inspectorate is therefore outraged by the initiatives that offer this possibility. The coronavirus is dangerous. You can become seriously ill “, underlines the IGJ. A website began Thursday to offer a package for 33.50 euros, It includes a tube with a liquid to become infected with the coronavirus and a rapid test to verify the contagion.
This warning comes after the appearance of “organizations that consciously want to spread the virus more,” says the inspection, referring to online groups that offer the possibility of being infected to be considered “recovered from covid” and thus obtain the covid pass, that will only be valid for these and those vaccinated if Parliament approves the Government’s plans.
“It seems scary to me. It is a slap in the face for anyone who has committed to fighting the pandemic for more than a year and a half. And of course also for the relatives of people who lost their lives due to the coronavirus,” he lamented Marina Eckenhausen, inspectora general.
As he warned, the risk is not only in the possibility of developing severe covid by not being vaccinated, but “you can infect others, who in turn can become seriously ill”, thus putting their life at risk, so “anyone who knows deliberately infected endangers public health “, sentenced the IGJ.
The inspection, which showed its surprise at the existence of an offer of this type, is already investigating this website to determine if it really offers material real which puts users at risk, although, as Efe has been able to verify, the page is now offline and it is impossible to access.
Although it has not yet received the endorsement of a parliamentary majority, the Dutch government plans to exclude the unvaccinated within two weeks of the covid pass, even if they test negative, which will prevent their access to places of high risk of contagion, such as bars, restaurants, musical events, and even non-essential shops.
The Netherlands is studying the reinforcement of the restrictions, which would mainly affect the unvaccinated, after infections registered a daily record during the last two weeks, with more than 23,000 new positives in 24 hours documented yesterday, while hospital pressure increases . 82.7% of the population over 12 years of age already have the full regimen and 86.4% have at least one dose, although these data have been stagnant for several months, with around 1.8 million inhabitants refusing to receive an injection against covid-19, out of fear, skepticism towards vaccines or for religious reasons.