Stefano Paternò, a 43-year-old soldier serving in Sircusa, Italy, died yesterday morning of a cardiac arrest in his home . The soldier the day before had undergone the first dose of vaccine from batch ABV2856, the one for which the Italian Medicines Agency AIFA asked for a stop.
On the case the Prosecutor of Syracuse has opened an investigation and ordered an autopsy. About ten people would be registered in the register of suspects, the entire distribution chain of the vaccine from the AstraZeneca company that produces it, up to the medical staff of the military hospital who took care of the inoculation. The charge for all is of manslaughter.
Paternò was a non-commissioned officer in the Navy in Augusta. Two days ago he had undergone the first dose of vaccine from the same batch of which today Aifa requested the seizure.
This is the story of his wife: “My husband had had the vaccine on Monday morning and in the afternoon he returned home and was fine. Around 7.30 pm he felt tremors, he was cold and measuring his temperature, he had a fever of 39. He took a tachypirna and the fever had gone down, he felt better and we went to sleep around 11 pm. In the night, however, I was awakened by his moans: he was shaking, wobbling in bed and breathing heavily “. Caterina Arena remembers having “immediately called 118 and in a very short time the doctors started to give him help in every way, even the heart massage, but there was nothing to do and the doctors could not understand from what that state had been determined. ” The woman then points out that “many of Stefano’s colleagues who have been vaccinated have had a high fever”.
The Public Prosecutor ordered the seizure of the ‘indicted’ lot in the possession of the ASP of Syracuse and reported the case to the AIFA. Tomorrow an autopsy will be performed on the victim’s body at the Cannizzaro hospital in Catania, while the are expected in the Etna capital inspectors sent by the Minister of Health .