The one of extend the validity of the tampons from 48 to 72 hours it is “an exclusively political choice”, and perhaps also an economic one, but certainly not a scientific one. He is convinced of it Matteo Bassetti, which has clearly rejected the government’s idea of extending the validity of the preparatory tampons for obtaining the Green Pass. “Any decision to extend the buffer – he declared in a speech on Rai Radio1 – is a political decision, not a scientific one”.
“The swab already at 48 hours – explained the director of the infectious disease clinic of San Martino di Genova – risks having a window in which one potentially infected if already infected could have become positive, let alone 72 hours. Let’s not forget – he added – that the Green Pass was not introduced to transform Italy into a ‘buffer factory’, but for people to get vaccinated. If today having the Green Pass means continuing to swab, green certification ends up no longer making sense ”.
And therefore in this case it would be even better for Bassetti to rethink or eliminate the Green Pass, rather than continue to move forward with the tampons at an almost unsustainable pace. To think so is also Andrea Crisanti, according to which the green certification is “an anomaly because the protection, as regards the infection, passes from 95 to 40% after six months. Therefore, having extended the validity of the vaccine from 6 months to a year has nothing scientific ”.