It appears that all you need is a community minded hyper-violent drug lord:
Thomaz Vieira Gomes, also known as 2N, is considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Rio de Janeiro, but recently he actually did something decent, albeit still illegal, for once.
He and his gang kidnapped two male nurses and made them vaccinate the poor people of his favela against yellow fever.
For months, Brazil has been dealing with a yellow fever epidemic that has already left dozens dead. Despite the Health Ministry’s plans to vaccinate millions of people in the hopes of containing the outbreak, immunisation centres struggle to keep up with the high number of patients, and, as always, the poorest communities are usually ignored.
On January 27th, the young gang leader and a few of his cronies descended on a local state-run clinic in two black cars, took as many syringes and vaccine doses as they could find, and kidnapped two of the male nurses on duty that night.
They then drove to the Amarelinho bar in Salgueiro where the two nurses spent hours administering yellow fever vaccines to members of the local community.
After doing their job, the two victims were reportedly taken back to their workplace.
Even the country’s former Minister of Environment took to Twitter to comment on this bizarre story, saying that while 2N is still an “a-hole” his actions were a “public service”.
I’m not entirely sure WHAT the lesson to be learned here, but I am sure that there IS a lesson to be learned here.
I like the straight forwardness of the plan. Something this country could use for new gun control laws..or getting rid of cheetoz.
Make it happen…even if it is a little dangerous.