No, it’s not over yet. There is talk of the coronavirus and the threat represented by the Delta variant, the one that is once again spreading in the United Kingdom, where 16 thousand infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours, and hospitalizations are also increasing. In short, the fear is that this variant is actually able to pierce the vaccine.
The forecasts are gloomy for the whole of Europe. According to a study relaunched by Republic e signed by the ECDC, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, the Delta variant by the end of the summer will be the dominant one throughout the Old Continent, with a prevalence of 90 percent.
The ECDC itself, in fact, warns: “” Be careful to loosen the measures too much otherwise you risk an autumn like that of 2020 “. A clear invitation addressed to all European countries to tighten the time between the first and second dose of vaccine, since after the recall the protection seems to be much more consistent.
In short, the fear of new closures in the autumn, in the current state of knowledge, unfortunately it doesn’t even seem that remote. The Delta variant could jeopardize the restart, in particular due to its contagiousness. And the outbreaks in Italy are already spreading like wildfire: reported in Lombardy, Sicily, Emilia Romagna, Sardinia and even Campania.