An Italian politician who has spoken out against legally mandating vaccination has been hospitalized with chickenpox, leading to an outpouring of 'I told you so's on social media - no matter how much he protests he's pro-vaccine.
During his time in parliament as The League's head of Chambers argued parents should not be "coerced" into vaccinating their children.
"Unfortunately, chicken pox is not only very contagious (and dangerous) but is even transmitted by patients before the onset of symptoms", he said on Facebook.
Following his chickenpox contraction, Fedriga claimed in a Facebook post that he does not oppose vaccines and that his children are vaccinated.
And in response to the online backlash, Fedriga hit back, saying: "I have always said that I am in favour of vaccines and to achieve the result is necessary to form an alliance with families, not impose (it on them)".
"(Fedriga), like many adults, did not get vaccinated ... if he had been vaccinated as an adult he would be in flawless health", Burioni wrote on his website, MedicalFacts.
"If he had infected a pregnant woman we would be facing a malformed child or an abortion", Burioni wrote. "The only way we have to avoid such tragedies is to inoculate everyone to prevent the circulation of this risky virus, which could have hit a more vulnerable person".
But personal stories aside, many critics of Fedriga argue that both his and his party's dismissal and outright opposition to "Lorenzin law" - however they may personally feel about vaccines - is enabling anti-vaxxers. "He's ignorant", one person said on Twitter.
The legislation was introduced following a measles outbreak in 2017 and prevents unvaccinated children from attending nursery or pre-school.
Parents may also be subject to hefty fines and penalties for refusing to get their children vaccinated.
It allows for parents of non-vaccinated schoolchildren to be fined between 100 euros ($165NZD) and 500 euros ($1330NZD).
Italy has seen a surge in the number of a measles case in the country, according to the WHO.
Now in Australia, unvaccinated children are banned from enrolling in preschool in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland under the "no jab, no play" laws.