Matteo Bassetti is not particularly alarmed by the current increase in infections and incidence, and explained why in an interview with theAdnkronos Salute. “We have to change the way we look at this infection – said the director of the San Martino infectious disease clinic in Genoa – compared to last year everything is different. We must not look at RT and incidence: of course we need to be vigilant, but they must be kept under observation i hospital admissions, where it seems to me that the situation is of absolutely manageable numbers “.
However, a few more problems could occur in the coming months, also given the spread of the so-called Delta plus variant: “The cold media are waiting for us where we will have a general increase in respiratory diseases, the flu and Covid will be able to raise our heads again, but I don’t think we will get to see the numbers of the past“. Furthermore, Bassetti did not hide the anger towards those who question the real number of deaths linked to Covid: “Although he was one of those who always said that the numbers of deaths, especially in the first period, had to be reviewed and analyzed, I am ashamed to live in a country where there is someone who looks at that report saying that out of 130 thousand dead only 3 thousand have died from Covid “.
“Silence these flat-earthers and deniers – was his heartfelt appeal – he is fed up with their speeches. They generate hatred, confuse people, mystify reality and lead nowhere “.