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Athens COVID-19 Vaccination Center Sabotaged, Cables Cut

August 8, 2021

ATHENS – Greek authorities are investigating whether the cutting of a generator cord that supplies backup power to a major COVID-19 vaccination center in the western Athens suburb of Peristeri was deliberately cut.

Suspicion fell on anti-vaxxers, a small but hard-core group of resisters in Greece who refused to take the vaccine because they don't believe it's safe or effective – although it it – and that it's a conspiracy by drug companies and governments to alter their DNA and control their minds and bodies.

The center was put into an emergency mode after the wiring that supplies power to refrigerators that keep vaccines at almost absolute zero temperatures was cut as the probe will also look at whether it was the act of thieves wanting copper from the cables, said Kathimerini.

The sabotage put the vaccines at risk as it happened during a heat wave and fires sweeping the country, including near Athens, which led to a temporary blackout in some places, generators needed as backup to keep the refrigerators going.

An inspection revealed that four cables, measuring 4 meters (13.12 feet) in length and 2.5 centimeters (1-inch) in diameter.

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