The member of the Scientific Technical Committee on the new provisions for AstraZeneca and the second heterologous dose for the under 60: “It is not an experiment. It has already been done all over the world. We know that it is possible and that it is extremely safe vaccines thanks to works already started abroad “
“Vaccines have saved our lives, they are not the problem, they are the solution”, and “talking about guinea pigs” about the people who undergo the administration is “nonsense”. To say it, a guest on Sky TG24, is the CTS member Sergio Abrignani, who thus responds to the criticisms following the decision taken regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine and the second heterologous dose – or another vaccine – for the under 60s: “It is already been done all over the world ”(LIVE UPDATES – SPECIAL – THE SITUATION IN ITALY WITH MAPS AND INFOGRAPHICS – DATA AND GRAPHICS ON VACCINES).
“Other vaccines for the under 60s, it is not an experiment”
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About 900,000 people under 60 have received the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine and who, according to the latest provisions, will have the second dose with a Pfizer or Moderna administration. “Vaccines based on viral vectors have allowed us to enormously lower, together with RNA, the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations – explains Abrignani – and side effects are very rare and in any case we have suggested this type of administration for over 60 years. . Now for those under 60 already vaccinated with AstraZeneca other vaccines must be used. “He adds:” It is not an experiment. We know that it can and that it is extremely safe vaccines thanks to works already started abroad. to eliminate the risk “.
“It is normal to make decisions when the epidemiological scenario changes”
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“We have gone from the 900 deaths we had in March every day to 50 and we will probably go down to 10 and, hopefully, zero, for the four vaccines we have – Abrignani says – So the vaccine is saving the Italians, let’s remember that we have had 126 thousand deaths . We are managing an emergency and it is normal for decisions to be made when the epidemiological scenario changes. Until a few days ago I received thousands of emails from people who had done AstraZeneca in the first dose and did not want to do the second “.