COVID: the DELTA VARIANT spreads in EUROPE, risks also for ITALY, especially for a CATEGORY of people. Details
The Delta VARIANT scares Italy. NON-VACCINATES are at riskThe contagion of the Delta variant does not stopindeed, it is advancing, both in Italy and in Europe. It is a clear signal that something is changing, for the worse, and the confirmation comes from the new daily bulletins of the epidemic which in our country have reported the data of new positives beyond the 1000 threshold, as had not happened since mid-June.
At the moment, as reported by the newspaper Repubblica, it is difficult to say how quickly it is expanding, but most likely the Italian trajectory will follow the English one: in mid-May, we recall, 50 million doses of the vaccine had been administered, as in Italy now, where the administrations have exceeded 54 million doses, with an average of over 500 thousand per day.
But what will happen then? Thanks to the vaccines, in case of positivity, tendentially you don’t end up in the hospital and in any case the risk of serious or fatal Covid is infinitely low. The immunity assured by Pfizer against the Indian strain, however, it could be lower than initially observed.
At risk, now and next autumn, are above all the unvaccinated over 60s, who as the Undersecretary for Health reiterated, Pierpaolo Sileri: “These people take a risk for themselves, not just for society“. In October there will be a resurgence of the circulation of the virus and, unfortunately, with this circulation, even if not comparable to last year, mostly those who have not been vaccinated will end up in hospital.
“The risk is that we will have younger children who cannot be vaccinated, because there is no vaccine for them, then we will have a group of people over 60 who have not been vaccinated, with the possibility of infection passing from children to unvaccinated grandparents who then “go to intensive care and die. Today dying again Coronavirus, having a vaccine, is nonsense. With vaccination, the chances of death are very close to zero “, he said sileri without mincing words.
In any case, as he explained Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa, we must learn to live with COVID, just like in the UK led by Boris Johnson, where a further surge in infections is expected up to 50 thousand cases per day. But the However, the British premier has decided to reopen everything and to eliminate restrictions, despite the increase in infections. In Italy, according to Bassetti, 788 thousand deaths a year will be, Unfortunately, a physiological toll on coronavirus circulation.