Locatelli (Cts): The obligation on vaccines is a political choice, the 3rd dose soon
“The introduction of the obligation of anti vaccination Covid it is a decision that is up to politics. The premier Draghi and the minister Hope they were clear. It is one of the options to be considered, which can also be implemented on the basis of Article 32 of the Constitution ”. So Franco Locatelli, president of the Higher Health Council and coordinator of the Cts, interviewed by the ‘Corriere della Sera’. “Dialogue, persuasion and conviction always remain the main road – he explains -. The choice not to get immunized harms especially those who take it. In addition to ‘not loving each other’, it means not wanting to proceed in the direction of the sense of civil responsibility. The data doesn’t lie. They clearly show that the number of vaccinated patients admitted to intensive care is very low. Numbers that should make those who still pull back ”. At the moment, Locatelli continues, “there are no conditions that foreshadow an evolution of the epidemic such as to have to resort to“ new closures ”. “It is good, however, to remember it as a possible scenario – he underlines -. The game of the future is played on vaccination but also on responsible individual behaviors: wearing a mask in gatherings, distancing, hand hygiene “. No fear then for the reopening of schools: “It is a priority. The country is in a favorable situation at the moment and any growth in infections should also be manageable. Let’s not forget that 90% of school staff, more than 70% of 15-19 year olds and almost half of 12-14 year olds received at least one dose of the vaccine. The boys were admirable ”. Finally, Locatelli says he is in favor of extending the green pass (“This too, in any case, will be a political decision”) and opens to the third dose of vaccine: “We will start very soon with immunosuppressed patients. The discussion is at an advanced stage to offer a third dose to the over 80s, to those hospitalized in assisted health residences, the Rsa, to health personnel “.