COVID: DELTA VARIANT, ITALY again at RISK LOCKDOWN and RED ZONES? Subgretary SILERI clarified
Towards an increase in INFECTIONS, SILERI speaksThe progressive spread of variants of the coronavirus throughout the national territory, especially the Delta, is causing new anxieties and fears about what could happen between September and October, a period for which more than one already hypothesizes for our country new red areas or even the return of some lockdowns.
Who does not agree with this hypothesis is instead Pierpaolo Sileri, Undersecretary of Health:“For the Delta variant we don’t have to worry too much because we know it doesn’t evade vaccines. Anyone who says vaccines are not safe for the Delta variant is saying stupid. Vaccines work for the Delta variant. We need to complete the second doses, go ahead and vaccinate the population as much as possible. It still reads on Everyday occurrence: “There will be a resurgence with an increase in cases because this variant is more widespread than the other, but numbers that come from the United Kingdom, where unfortunately this variant has found an important habitat, show that in equal cases with those of the third wave there is no increase in ICU admissions or in the number of deaths. Which means that vaccination, even with the first dose, will definitely not give full coverage as with the second, but we are well defended. I don’t think of waves like the ones we saw in October and January-February. And I don’t even see any lockdowns or red areas “.
So for sileri, no alarmism:“There is a lot of talk about the Delta variant because the vaccination campaign is not yet completed. We have 35 million Italians who have had at least one dose of vaccine and about half who have completed the vaccination cycle, so we are not far from the set goals, however. we’re still halfway there before we can see full effectiveness. We must reach at least 70-80 of the population over 12 years vaccinated. This is why caution must still be exercised. For this we still have to check who arrives and who leaves“.