A television presenter argentina confused the first vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK, who died this week, with his famous namesake William Shakespeare, the author of classic works of English literature who died more than 400 years ago.
The journalist Noelia Novillo reported on the air about the death of the 81-year-old man (who in December was known to the world for being the first man to receive a coronavirus vaccine) believing that it was the writer, one of the greatest authors in the history of literature.
“We go with information that really leaves us all speechless at the magnitude of this man. We are talking about William Shakespeare and of his death”, she began by saying Steer in her space of the news channel 26.
“We are going to tell the reason, why. The truth is that he is one of the most important writers, for me the most referent of the English language. There we see it. He is the first man to receive the coronavirus vaccine. He died in England at the age of 81,” she added, to the perplexity of many viewers.
Minutes later, the extract with her statements ran through social networks, which was flooded with jokes, memes and even insults.
In her next appearance in the same cycle, this Friday night, she defended herself by assuring that “I knew and knew what he was saying”.
“A piece of my news has gone viral in the last few hours. In reality, he knew and knew what he was saying and commenting as always to all the people. I expressed myself wrong, I was missing a period, I was missing a comma, a parenthesis. I wanted to clarify something, I was wrong explicit and people of course misinterpreted it“, she held.
Shakespeare, 81, was the first man to receive the vaccine.
Bill Shakespeare, the man immunized with Pfizer in December at the University Hospital in the English city of Coventry, he died on Thursday of causes other than COVID-19.
William Shakespeare, author of classics of universal literature such as “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth”, “Hamlet” and dozens of others, also died in England, but in 1616.