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Sun May 9, 2021, 04:01 PM

Covid: Dracula's castle in Romania offers tourists vaccine

Visitors to Dracula's castle are being jabbed with needles rather than fangs after a Covid-19 vaccine centre has been set up at the Transylvanian site.

Medics with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering Pfizer shots to everyone who visits the 14th-century Bran Castle in central Romania.
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Bran Castle hopes its unique initiative will help boost vaccination numbers. During every weekend in May, anyone can turn up without an appointment to get a jab, and they also get free entry to the castle's exhibit of 52 medieval torture instruments.
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The castle rises dramatically from the forests in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, 170km (105 miles) north of Bucharest. It has been associated with Stoker's vampire Count Dracula because it is thought to have hosted the infamous Prince Vlad "the Impaler", on whom Dracula was based.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57049639




Nothing says "public health initiative" like a display of torture instruments ...

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muriel_volestrangler May 9 OP
70sEraVet May 9 #1
mbusby May 9 #2
nuxvomica May 9 #3
iluvtennis May 9 #4
Aristus May 10 #5

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:15 PM

1. Perhaps we need something like that in this country

The Dark Shadows mansion in Newport RI?

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #1)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:36 PM

2. Also...

...H. P. Lovecraft's home in R.I.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. "medieval torture instruments" should attract right-wingers

What better attraction for people with a medieval mindset than Dracula's Castle? Tell them it's actually an anti-vampire vaccine and they will line up for it where otherwise they might reject it for innumerable apocryphal reasons.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 06:54 PM

4. Nice - love it! n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 12:39 AM

5. The "real" Dracula, Vlad Tepes, never visited or had anything to do with Castle Bran.

Castle Bran is a restored castle, so it serves as a lucrative tourist attraction. But it has nothing to do with Dracula, the real or the fictional.

Vlad Tepes "The Impaler", lived for a while at Castle Poenari, which is hard to get to, and is a ruin.

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