Green pass, back to the office without queues. But there is a boom in diseases: + 23% – Chronicle

Green pass, back to the office without queues. But there is a boom in diseases: + 23% – Chronicle
Green pass, back to the office without queues. But there is a boom in diseases: + 23% – Chronicle

If until yesterday at Palazzo Chigi there was talk of ‘calculated risk’, as a whole the system has withstood the debut of green certification in the workplace. Data in hand, however, seems to be clearly a ‘no vax’ strategy to circumvent the obligation. Beyond strikes and demonstrations, in fact – in some cases as a preventive measure, for a few days already – there was also the submerged protest of those without the so-called Green pass who gave themselves sick to avoid suspension. Commenting favorably on the introduction of the obligation to exhibit the green certificate for workers – which recorded a “Green pass effect” on vaccinations, making Italy jump well above the EU average …

If until yesterday a Palazzo Chigi there was talk of ‘calculated risk’, as a whole the system has withstood the debut of green certification in the workplace. Data in hand seems, however, to emerge with evidence one ‘no wax’ strategy to circumvent the obligation. Beyond strikes and demonstrations, in fact – in some cases as a preventive measure, for some days already – there was also the submerged protest of those without the so-called Green pass sick data to avoid suspension. Commenting favorably on the introduction of the obligation to show the green certificate for workers – which recorded a “Green pass effect” on vaccinations, making Italy jump well above the EU average (the first doses increased yesterday by 34 % compared to the beginning of the week) -, the Minister for Public Administration, Renato Brunetta, however, also had to highlight how, on the first day of the Green pass obligation, both in the public and in the private sector, a 23.3% increase in sickness certificates compared to last Friday and 5.5% compared to two weeks ago. “At 12 noon – the minister reported – INPS data on public and private health certificates recorded a slight increase: they were 47,393 against 38,432 on 8 October and 44,903 on 1 October”.

To report a “higher than normal number of diseases in recent days” was, among others, the Asf autolinee. According to the data provided by the company that carries out the local public transport service in the province of Como yesterday they are skip 6% of bus rides, between urban and extra-urban, equal to 160 out of the 2800 scheduled daily runs. This – the Asf says – due to the high number of people on sickness, 40% of which is represented by “drivers, who do not intend to comply with the regulations that have come into force and have chosen to get sick in advance”.

But is it really that simple for a healthy worker to obtain a medical certificate attesting to the forgery? “What is certain is that family doctors, if not with due exceptions, do not lend themselves to issuing a bogus certification. Italian Federation of General Practitioners (Fimmg), Domenico Crisarà – it is not because there are complacent doctors. The central point, with all due respect to the minister, is the reopening of the discussion on the certification of illness. For years we have been carrying out the proposal for self-certification of the first three days of illness to ensure that the patient takes full responsibility for what he says to the doctor. If a patient comes to me to say, for example, that has headache or nausea I have no means to say that it is not true. The point is that some pathologies cannot be objectified. If minor illnesses up to three days were self-certified, as happens in most of Europe, the worker would assume full responsibility for having declared the falsehood. As in the case of serial patients on Friday and Monday on which INPS should monitor with targeted checks “.

They also intervene to make the ‘game’ easier for those looking for tricks anti Covid measures. “At this moment, if a patient calls me and declares that he has a fever, I cannot have him come to the office to visit him or go to him and because of the Covid risk I am still obliged to keep him under observation. As a doctor I must necessarily trust”. In order to have a more lasting solution, the no vaxes – Crisarà complains – also aim at exemption “with pressure and threats aimed at family doctors”.

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