A doctor from the University Hospital of Amiens filed a complaint after receiving a flood of hateful comments following the posting on Facebook of a video urging to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Dr Michel Slama, deputy head of the intensive medicine-resuscitation service of the University Hospital of Amiens, had published on July 18 on his Facebook page in order to explain that “the vaccine is the only bulwark against severe forms and death due to the coronavirus “and to” push everyone to get vaccinated “.
The video sparked a “surge” of comments, including some calling the doctor “Nazi” and a photo of him with a swastika on his forehead, he explained.
“I tried to depersonalize these actions by telling myself that they were small groups who were probably working with hackers,” he added. “It doesn’t have to be an attack on me, it is rather using my image to discredit the vaccination.”
“Given the context, (this case) will naturally be followed very closely,” said the prosecutor of the Republic of Amiens Alexandre de Bosschère, while Dr. Slama still had to go to the police station on Tuesday to sign his complaint, filed by Internet.
Dr Slama has since received many messages of support.
“Too violent and too stupid, I did not want to enter into these negationist polemics but too much, it is too much then absolute solidarity with Professor Michel Slama, resuscitator in Amiens, insulted and treated as a Nazi. How dare we? Where is -we ?” tweeted the head of emergency and Samu du Nord, Patrick Goldstein.