New death threats. New disturbing warnings. And again, in the objective, there is him: Matteo Bassetti. Anger no vax returns to show its more violent side: the director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa, for months the target of offenses and insults by activists opposed to the vaccine, he was subjected to new intimidation. He himself denounced it, posting on social media a photograph that portrays a threatening writing against him, which appeared yesterday on a bus of the Amt of Genoa.
“Bassetti to death“, reads on the seat of the public transport. A writing in felt-tip pen which, in its simplicity, conveys the idea of the climate of hatred created not only around the Genoese infectious disease specialist but in general around the scientific world, promoter of the vaccination campaign against Covid. In his post, Bassetti pointed out how someone had then pulled a line on that threat. “Small consolation“, he commented. Then it vent. “Thats enough. It is not possible to continue to witness these vile and violent attacks without anyone being punished. As a citizen, I ask that those responsible be found and punished“, complained Bassetti, who has been the subject of verbal threats and aggressions for some time. An escalation triggered in particular during the summer, when the professor’s mobile number was disclosed in a chat on Telegram, a platform that the world does not vax also uses to convey its most violent content.
Already on that occasion, the doctor had appealed to the authorities and the judiciary for protection. A theme on which Bassetti has now returned, in the light of the very recent episode of threats. “A state that does not know how to protect its doctors, its politicians, its health professionals, its journalists and its honest and law-abiding citizens is a weak state. Every day we witness violent demonstrations by a minority that is a minority of a small minority that in a criminal and surreal way endangers the life, health, safety and recovery, including economic recovery, of the vast majority of Italians. The time has come to say enough is enough. State? Nock If you are there“, thundered the infectious disease specialist on social media.
Also yesterday, Sunday 7 November, some no vax writings with aggressive, but somewhat disconnected contents, had also appeared in Bordighera. In that case, the target of the insults no vax they had been the president of the Region Giovanni Toti and the premier Mario Draghi, defined “Nazis“. In a street in the Ligurian town, some delirious writings on the alleged danger of vaccines had also appeared.