Emergency summit on the Delta variant. According to what is learned, a meeting has been called with the coordinator of the Cts Franco Locatelli and the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza on the tracing of the Indian mutation of Covid, responsible for the increase in cases in some areas of Europe and found in some outbreaks also in Italy. The announcement of the summit was given by Enrico Mentana in the final of Tg La7 at 8pm on Thursday 24 June. The meeting is also attended by Undersecretaries Costa and Sileri and on the table there are also the modalities for the reopening of the discos.
The problem is to identify cases with certainty and follow the evolution of the Delta variant. “We will discover the truth about the spread of the Delta variant in Italy last because we do not sequence”, is the alarm raised by Guido Rasi, former Ema number one and consultant to the commissioner for the Covid emergency, during the presentation of his book ‘Generation V’ dedicated to healthcare professionals.
“Sequencing is one of the weak points” we have, Rasi remarked. “You do not find what you are not looking for,” he observed. “Sequencing is a fundamental act,” he reiterated. Instead, right now, “if an Italian variant of Sars-CoV-2 is born,” the others will discover it because we will export it. For the future, according to the former executive director of EMA, it will be necessary “to have bodies that have the power to coordinate, that they are given the power to exercise what they know how to do. This is one of the radical changes” to aim for: “We give the institutions that we have the power they need to manage the emergency.”
Meanwhile, there are 28 (and not 10: the figure has been corrected by the Ministry of Health) the victims of Covid registered in 24 hours in Italy. There are 927 test positives in the last 24 hours according to data from the Ministry of Health.