Andrea Scanzi, 47, did not have the right to anticipate the anti Covid vaccination, but the journalist from Arezzo did not commit any crimes. For this reason, the Arezzo Public Prosecutor’s Office requested the filing of the AstraZeneca dose that was administered to him in the late afternoon of March 19th at the vaccination hub set up at the Business and Exhibition Center of the Tuscan city. The case was made known by Scanzi himself: “I made the vaccine bench,” he wrote on social media, arousing immediate controversy and criticism by accusing the Arezzo journalist of having skipped the line. He had no reservations and had asked, after consulting with his family doctor, to be called as a reserve as his mother’s care giver. After the internal verifications of the Local Health Authority, on the following 22 March the Prosecutor’s Office opened the investigations. Deputy Attorney Marco Dioni wrote in the filing request that at the time the administration took place, Scanzi did not fall into any vaccine category and therefore had no right to anticipate the dose. However, from a juridical-legal point of view, for the Public Prosecutor’s Office there is no crime in the conduct of Scanzi. Therefore the file was sent to the judge for preliminary investigations so that the case is archived. Similar conclusion of the prosecutor for the doctors who decided to administer the vaccine to Scanzi: for them no criminal offenses were identified. that at the time when the administration to Scanzi took place, the journalist had no right to vaccination because he did not fall into the categories for which the regional campaign was open, as there was still no possibility to book as a ‘reserve’. he had opened an information file with no hypothesis of a crime against Scanzi and the health workers. No criminal offense has been identified, nor in particular abuse of office: for this to be the crime in the conduct of Scanzi or the doctors, it is always explained by the Prosecutor’s Office, it was necessary that there was a violation of a specific rule of law ; which, however, did not happen for the prosecutor in this case. The violation of administrative regulations, in that particularly agitated juncture, would therefore not have induced Scanzi to bet on a crime. Although the conduct of Scanzi and the doctors appeared ethically questionable, from a legal point of view it is not criminally punishable. Immediately after getting the AstraZeneca vaccine, Andrea Scanzi had told on social media that he did it as a caregiver, or as a designated assistant of the sick mother and in need of treatment according to law 104. With the mounting controversy accused of having skipped the line, Scanzi explained among other things on social media: “After the order of General Figliuolo, who reiterated that he had to use at the end day all the doses at any cost and not to waste even half of them, I told my GP the sentence: ‘If you have a dose left at the end of the day, nobody wants it and you throw it away, I’m there. and without bypassing anyone (God forbid!) ‘”. Following the wave of controversy, the ASL Toscana Sud Est, through the general manager Antonio D’Urso, delivered to the Prosecutor the results of the internal inspection relating to the matter, with nduced by Doctor Evaristo Giglio, director of the health district and head of the vaccination center. After the opening of the file, prosecutor Dioni had the judicial police conduct a series of investigations which also affected the laws and regulations relating to anti-Covid vaccinations.
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