Spanish police carried out an investigation – Operation Jenner – which uncovered a vast network of celebrities and “elites” who paid money to have their names fraudulently entered into the National Immunisation Register, despite refusing to be vaccinated. One of the “elites” was Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro, president of European pharmaceutical giant PharmaMar.
The Europe wide investigation was named Operation Jenner after Edward Jenner who developed the first vaccine and is considered the father of immunology. Operation Jenner saw seven people arrested in Barcelona and Madrid in late January. Reportedly there are 2,200 people involved in the fraud and the investigation is ongoing with more evidence being collected before many of those go to trial.
In February, EuroWeekly reported that an award-winning Spanish actress, Verónica Echegui, was being investigated for buying a fraudulent Covid vaccination certificate or passport from a criminal gang whose fraudulent operations began in September 2021 and remained active until January 2022. The scam was uncovered by a policeman who was engaged in curbing extremism on the “dark web.”
The gang, who infiltrated Spain’s National Health System, reportedly had been using an “insider” nurse. The nurse and an assistant entered data on the Spanish National Health System to enable certificates to be issued that were “real” but for people who had not received an actual vaccine.
According to El Mundo, the gang’s fee was dependent on the number of Covid “vaccine” doses their customers wanted to be registered as administered, one or several. However, EuroWeekly reported: “According to the police who are investigating … the fee was dependent on your social standing. The more important you were, the higher the price.” An earlier, January, article by El Periodico explained a two-tier fee system: