“Woe to think that the battle is won, woe to let your guard down: these are not easy hours, at European level Covid is raising its head in the number of infections “. This was stated by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, who spoke at the ceremony of the IX edition of the Angelo Zanibelli Literary Prize ‘The word that takes care’ , underway in Rome at the French Embassy. “The WHO in these hours is still signaling the need for great attention, heralds months that are still far from simple, but we have more strength and this strength has come to us first of all from science that has enabled us to have an effective and safe vaccine, which, as studies from all over the world show, is the real weapon to end a difficult season “.”We must therefore insist on the vaccination campaign which is having extraordinary results in our country“, underlined Speranza, recalling that” we have some of the best numbers in the world “.
“One of the real lessons that this pandemic season, so difficult, leaves us is that we need to collaborate more internationally, because health cannot be considered a national issue. This is more and more evident “underlines the Minister of Health.” We must spend ourselves for greater cohesion, for greater sharing at European level. I share Ursula von der Leyen’s opinion of working for the European Health Union. I believe that in an important positive relationship between Italy and France – concludes Speranza, guest of the French Embassy where the award ceremony is held – this is certainly easier and faster to implement “.