“In the period from March 1, 2020 to July 2021, 150 thousand Italians died more than we expected”. It is a passage from the ‘lesson’ that Professor Roberto Burioni holds in the study of Che tempo che fa. The virologist of San Raffaele, data in hand, stigmatizes the attitude of those who continue to argue that the number of deaths from the pandemic would be 3783 units, as also shown by some signs displayed in the square. “3783: what is this number? It is the number of deaths from the pandemic, according to a totally unreal anti-scientific narrative that has unfortunately been adopted by some protesters and also by the media. This number is not true” , says Burioni.
“What did the other 146,217 people die of? What did so many Italians die of? Heart attacks were also present in previous years, such as old age and cancer. In 2020 in Italy there was covid, more than 150 thousand Italians died : this is the truth. It is not okay to belittle the terrible sacrifices we have made and the importance of vaccination, it is a lack of respect towards all those dead, their loved ones, those who have suffered the economic, social and emotional consequences of this terrible period “, adds the professor.