“I have heard from someone that col J&J vaccine after two months you have no more defenses. But where did they read these things? They are nonsense. He said it Chrysants? He will also be an expert, but he must read, because if one reads and studies, he cannot say these things. It is a very serious statement“. These are the controversial words spoken to “The air that pulls” (La7) by the infectious disease specialist Matteo Bassetti, which in bright tones denies what was stated on the Cairo network before Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, and then by the virologist Andrea Crisanti.
And he adds: “Those statements go against what the literature tells us, and that is that the response with the J&J vaccine is robust and lasts an average of 6-8 months. Certainly there is a need for a booster dose, compared to what we initially knew, but it is not that the antibodies are lost after 2 months. Do you know the amount of people who phoned me in alarm when they heard those statements on TV? Such information cannot be given. It is very serious. It is criminal. I strongly disagree. We avoid giving information that makes people come to psychosis“.
When, finally, the presenter Myrta Merlino asks the director to broadcast Crisanti’s speech about it, Bassetti blurts out: “Don’t let me hear it. Like him, I represent the scientific community. You don’t say those things on television. This is a serious mistake. I have heard it and I repeat that it is a mistake that should not be made. You can’t tell people that after two months they no longer have antibodies, because they don’t. We can’t go on TV saying these things“.
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