Massimo Galli in just over a month, on November 1st, he will retire and prepares for his new life: “I will not stop studying. My passion for history of epidemics it will lead me to deepen a great book. That folder that collects all the dead of Milan since 1452. An uncharted territory to be digitized. And then I want to write books: I also have a novel in the drawer “, announces the head of infectious diseases at the Sacco hospital in Milan, in an interview with The Corriere della Sera. “I’m retiring but I do not abandon the trench. We doctors, along with the magistrates, are the kind of people who would never want to go. But in Milan they say: ‘Pumpkins and melons in their season’ “, continues Galli.” And behind me there are those who deserve to take this place “.
The professor reflects on his profession and on the pandemic: “My profession requires wearing armor. But this pandemic leaves scars. There are griefs that are difficult to forget and many friends I have seen die of also come to mind Aids. Most of my professional life I have spent looking for a cure to curb that disease. “
As for Covid, “I think it will be declassified. Anthony Fauci talk about next spring. But we must not lose the pace of the vaccination campaign. And from this aspect I must say that in Italy we have done better than many others. I have never been pessimistic from this point of view “. In this scenario Galli was very positively impressed” by Guido Bertolaso for what he did in Lombardy: it is difficult for a technician to lend himself to politics “.