Locatelli: lockdown for unvaccinated? “Solution not practicable in Italy”

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“The practicability both in concrete and operational terms and as regards compatibility with constitutional rights is somewhat problematic, so I don’t think this is a solution that can be proposed in our country at the moment. It may have its own medical rationale, but the measure is not considerable ». Thus Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the CTS and president of the Higher Health Council, guest at ‘Half an hour more’ on Rai3, rejects the hypothesis of a lockdown only for the unvaccinated, along the lines of what was decided in Austria, where from ‘November 8, those who are not immunized will no longer be able to access restaurants, nightlife, hotels, sports, cultural events and will be excluded from free time initiatives.

Locatelli: to extend the state of emergency, the law is required

As for the possible extension of the state of emergency, “until January 31, 2022 it is compatible with current legislation and legislation – recalled Locatelli – but from now to December 31, when the deadline is foreseen, time still passes before the question can more appropriately be considered “. It is clear that if the government, “and the decision is entirely political”, will want to consider the hypothesis of an extension, “either it stops on January 31st or it needs normative-legislative measures to be able to go further”. At the request of Lucia Annunziata, who asked him if a legislative change is being studied, Locatelli replied: “It hasn’t been discussed at all.”

“Vaccine 5-11 years for social protection and training”

The coordinator of the CTS has also expressed himself in favor of extending vaccination in the 5-11 year range. “When they are approved by Ema and Aifa, I don’t see why not to offer vaccination to the 5-11 age group, in the US it is already done” and is recommended by the pediatrician companies. Although rarely, in fact, “children also develop severe forms of disease or persistent forms of Covid and we must protect their sociality, their educational and training paths. It is useless to complain about the results of the Invalsi tests if we do not do everything to keep the schools open ». The reduction in the circulation of the virus “is an added value”.

“This Christmas more social than last year”

In any case, the one coming “will certainly be a Christmas characterized by greater sociality than last year exactly”. And this thanks to the epidemiological situation which in Italy together with Spain and Portugal is the best in all of Europe ». In terms of vaccination “we are five points above Germany and three and a half points above France. It is clear that this is the main road and we must continue to try to convince those who are reluctant, reluctant or resistant ». Last year on November 5th “we had 445 deaths against 51 this year on the same date, 15.7% positive against 1.2% this year, 25,647 hospitalized against 3,519”. This is why the signs not to be underestimated of greater circulation of the virus “must not lead to alarmism”.

“Events bordering on the unjustifiable”

As for the no Green pass demonstrations, they are “difficult to understand, let alone the limit of the unjustifiable, especially when they then lead to the violence that sometimes has connoted them”. In fact, all that was done in this country “was to try to offer the best protection conditions: distancing, masks and Green pass were three fundamental pillars”.

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