Italian Premier Mario Draghi calls those who threaten to harass Italian ministers, governors, journalists, and doctors for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine “cowardly.”
Italy requires doctors, nurses and other health care workers to be vaccinated. Teachers and other school personnel need a Green Pass, which certifies they have received at least one vaccine dose, recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months or tested negative in the previous 48 hours.
“I must express my full solidarity to those who have been the target of violence, hate, by the so-called no-vaxers,” Draghi said at a news conference in Rome on Thursday. “This violence is particularly hateful, cowardly when used against those who are providing information and to persons on the front line of fighting the pandemic.”