COVID: NEW WAVE of CONTAGIONS by END OF MAY, SUMMER at RISK? The prof. Andrea CRISANTI
We are not even three full days after the reopening that three quarters of Italy is experiencing (all of the Center-North and Campania) which, according to some, could be paid dearly next month, May, which last year marked the pace of the end of the first pandemic wave after two months of lockdown. The “forecast” for May “At this rate it is not pessimistic to think that at the end of May there will be a new wave, but very realistic”, he has declared Andrea Crisanti, Full professor of Microbiology at the University of Padua who immediately warns against the excess of euphoria for reopening. “It started last weekend and it wasn’t difficult to predict. Allow me another easy prediction: in the next few weeks there will be those who will say ‘You saw, the contagion curve does not go up despite the reopening'”. The microbiologist, known for his proverbial pessimism, explains that if on the one hand the restrictions we have just overcome will be able to slow down the advance of the virus, on the other hand the arrival of new infections will be inevitable for all situations in which exchanges will take place. social activities, i.e. aperitifs, schools, visits to friends “the results of which will remain invisible for some time and will explode in late May. The dynamics of the virus is complex”, says the expert.
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