“The variants are vaccinated is at the level of ‘crashes are caused by brakes, I always feel braking before a crash.” The virologist Roberto Burioni, professor at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, comments on Matteo Salvini’s statements with a tweet.
“I am vaccinated, I can catch the virus and I can transmit it” had declared the leader of the League, guest of Myrta Merlino to “The air that pulls” on La7 “If I take a swab now, I can see if I am negative. The unbeatable tool for seeing if a person is negative at a time is the swab. The vaccine doesn’t make me totally immune. Let’s try to give correct information: the variants arise as a reaction to the vaccine “.
His speech was immediately denied by experts, including Matteo Bassetti: “The claim that variants arise as a reaction to the vaccine is one of the most inaccurate things I have heard since talking about a pandemic. Variants arise when people are not vaccinated and the virus moves freely: see the Delta in India where the population was not immunized like Mu. Saying what Salvini said is profoundly inaccurate ”.