Covid, Ricciardi: “Fearsome autumn for those who are not vaccinated”

“Autumn will be frightening for the unvaccinated, not so much for the community that will be able to count on a vaccinated population and health services that will be able to respond, not overload you. It will be an individual vulnerability issue. We will have a different season than last year: more peaceful for the vaccinated. And for Italy it will be more manageable, even with the Delta variant “of Sars-CoV-2”.

It is the prediction that Adnkronos Health has collected from Walter Ricciardi, consultant to the Minister of Health for the coronavirus emergency and professor of Hygiene at the Catholic University of Rome.

Compared to last fall – Ricciardi reiterates – the situation has changed a lot. The difference is made by the many vaccinated people, especially in the most vulnerable groups. You will definitely need to stay in control, because the Delta variant is more contagious. But if we arrive in October with higher vaccination coverage than now, we will be safer“.

Regarding the words of the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, according to whom the anti-Covid vaccines “they must be administered to minors“, ma”the priority at the moment is to try to vaccinate everyone over 50 ″ and “this is the main objective in view of the autumn“.

The protection of the elderly – recalls Ricciardi – serve to avoid serious consequences of the disease; the protection of young people helps more to limit the circulation of the virus. If in this phase the two things are done together, it is clear that oxygen is removed from the virus, which has no possibility of expansion either in the older or younger groups.“.

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