“The turning point is there and if we are prudent, Covid will not return”. Thus Franco Locatelli, president of the Higher Health Council and coordinator of the CTS, in an interview with ‘la Repubblica’. “By now – he explains – the data are consolidated in the direction of a very marked reduction of new cases, of serious or fatal forms”.
“The data that make me optimistic? Certainly the cumulative incidence reduced to 32 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants per week – says Locatelli – 836 beds are occupied by covid patients in intensive care, in early April they were 3,700. It seems to me that there are vaccines. is the desire of the whole country to access it. Then there will always be a hard core of reluctant people, but it is a much more contained phenomenon than expected “.
On the obligation to wear a mask, Locatelli says “I understand the desire of people to free themselves from even a very symbolic object. A gradual journey will be made, starting from outdoor contexts, where there is less risk of contagion, and then moving indoors. Let’s wait another month, a month and a half “.