“In this fantastic month they have been there 7000 dead, we are on the way to overtake England and to become the first country in Europe in terms of mortality ” Andrea Crisanti, microbiologist of the University of Padua who, intervening in the transmission A clean sweep on La7, he spoke about the Covid-19 situation in Italy at the end of a month, that of May, which was characterized by the acceleration of vaccination campaign and the descent of the curve of infections, hospitalizations and deaths. However, adds the expert, “I’m making a paradoxical reasoning. Even if nothing had happened, would it have been right to release the brake on the Mottarone cable car? unnecessary risk” with the reopenings he decided on April 26. No step back, therefore: despite the data, Crisanti does not change his mind after having judged the decision to proceed with the reopening to be wrong at the end of April.
“England – he explained – had indicated the way forward: today it has 2-5 deaths, we have 70. We are talking about a month of great success, in this period we have had 7000 deaths. At the end of this epidemic I want to be remembered as one prudent person, not optimistic or pessimistic “, repeated Crisanti. For the future” the duration of the vaccine protection will have an impact on the whole system: one thing is if it lasts 9 months, another thing is if it lasts 18. We then need to administrable vaccines with a single dose “.origin of the pandemic and on the theories according to which the virus would have escaped from a laboratory, the expert concluded that “it is possible, but difficult to prove”, emphasizing a general question linked to the dependence of scientific laboratories on the ministries of defense in different countries. “The discussion on this topic has great merit: it sheds light on very high security laboratories that directly depend on the Ministry of Defense”.