An estimated 2,500 people in India who thought they were getting the COVID-19 vaccine were given salt water instead as part of an alleged widespread, moneymaking scam, according to multiple reports.

CBS News reports 14 people have been arrested in the investigation and a private hospital has been cordoned off. CNN reports some of the arrested are doctors.

CNN and CBS report there were at least 12 fake vaccination drives in and around Mumbai in May and June. At least 2,000 people in Mumbai and 500 in Bengal may have been victimized.

“They were using saline water and injecting it,” Vishal…

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