“They committed a crime.” Maria Rita Gismondo, virologist at the Sacco hospital in Milan, is very tough and throws precise accusations on the Variante Omicron and information management. Guest of Massimo Giletti, in connection from Milan with It is not the arena on Lay, the professor explains: “From the scientific point of view, we still know very little about this variant. Those who said they know it, whether it is super-infectious or aggressive, has committed a crime“.
“A crime?” He asks thrilled Luca Telese in the studio. Yes, you got it right: a crime. “It resulted in a unfounded panic – Gismondo explains again -. There is a procured panic, it is a crime recognized by law. After the first genome of the virus was sequenced in our laboratory by the Eni engineer by now become very well known (the first official infected in Italy with the South African Omicron variant, the “patient zero”, ed), since Friday we have heard public and private news broadcasts say ‘the highly contagious variant is isolated’, without any scientific basis “.
“Moreover – continues the virologist -, immediately from South Africa we received information confirmed by the conditions of the engineer and his family who had positivized that they told us that the symptoms of this variant were absolutely blandi. I emphasize another thing: in South Africa only the 20% of the population is vaccinated. If in that unvaccinated majority population we have had mild symptoms, I believe that in Europe we can be more than calm “.