After the comparison between reopening and the massacre of the Mottarone cable car, Andrea Crisanti shoots another. The professor of Microbiology at the University of Padua intends to monitor every minimum movement of Italians. The excuse? “Without traceability and checks on covid-9, the road is open to any variant”. According to the expert, the country is making great strides in terms of vaccines, but it is not working hard enough on tracking: “We do not sequence the virus and then we removed all border controls, which is like leaving the road open to any variant “, he thundered into the microphones of Rai Radio 1. Hence his two proposals: a national vaccination register and the massive use of Immuni App, the same one that has proven to be unsuccessful on all fronts.
With the first – is his reasoning – “we can trace who has not yet been vaccinated with the aim of achieve herd immunity which, with the Indian variant, occurs only with 85-90% of the population subjected to the vaccine “. Also on this last point the microbiologist shows himself to be defeatist:” Many people have missed the appointment with the administration of the dose, such as the elderly without IT tools or irregular immigrants. And if to these low traceability is added of the virus in Italy it becomes difficult to achieve herd immunity “.
The second proposal, on the other hand, is linked to the App inaugurated in the Conte bis: “Its use is due precisely to the need for greater tracing of the virus. Immuni did not work because it was imprisoned in a series of laws that made it ineffective”. Moreover, because during the webinar “Immuni, a citizenship app”, Crisanti even got to use a system that “requires geolocation, on the part of the citizen, every time he enters a public place “.” I think this – he stated with conviction – may be an acceptable compromise. This method would allow you to always have an updated photograph in case of new cases of contagion that can be registered in one place rather than another. “In short, a sort of Big Brother in a modern version.