Inevitably, today that Giorgio Parisi won the Nobel Prize for physics, returns to the limelight that time that the immunologist of Genoa live on TV, Matteo Bassetti, he laughed as the physicist refuted his arguments.
It happened a few months ago in the La7 studios in L’Aria che tira con Myrta Merlino. Bassetti has just explained that the consistent decline in infections in the United Kingdom – we are in the early months of 2021 – is due to the carpet vaccination campaign wanted by the premier Boris Johnson. Parisi, however, disagrees. And he explains why to Bassetti: “My specialty as a physicist is to look at the data – begins the professor who today won the Nobel Prize – and the English data say one thing very clear: the enormous decrease in Covid cases began before the campaign The vaccination campaign could not produce that decrease, because the decrease is essentially due to a very tight lockdown that has been made “.
At that point, Bassetti starts laughing in front of the camera. Parisi seems not to notice, or pretends not to see him. And he adds: “Of course, the vaccination campaign can now help”.