You-can’t-make-this-stuff-up department

It seems that, back in my hometown of Detroit, there’s a black market for fake Covid-vaccination documentation.

Feds crack counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card rings in Detroit

Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged two people in connection with selling COVID-19 vaccination cards, including a Detroit man accused of selling counterfeit Chinese-made cards on Instagram and a nurse who sold legitimate cards for $200 each.

Unsealed federal court records describe a burgeoning, black market bypass for people who want to appear to have received a vaccine amid a rise in vaccine mandates at public- and private-sector jobs and universities.

As somebody who got vaccinated at the very first opportunity, I admit that it never occurred to me that such a thing might be happening. After all, who takes $200 out of his pocket in order to avoid a free vaccine so that he remains susceptible to an often-fatal disease? Really: WHO!??

Really stupid people — that’s who.

I have difficulty imagining the conversation that leads one to a fake vaccination-card supplier, too. Do you tell your co-workers you wish to be unprotected against an often-fatal disease, and possibly enhance their danger of sickness, and then ask them for help?

I don’t get it. I don’t understand people who wish so strongly to remain unvaccinated that they will commit a fraud against their co-workers, their friends, their family, and I can’t think how one goes about building a business to satisfy that desire.

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