COVID: MASKS, just OBLIGATION OUTDOORS in the USA, but WHEN will we take them off in ITALY? The possible DATES
Stop the OBLIGATION of outdoor masks in the USA. Italy will still have to waitIn the USA it arrived STOP to the MASKS for those who are fully vaccinated, according to the new guidelines of the Centers for Disease and Prevention. “The science is clear, reiterates the American scientific technical committee. If you are fully vaccinated, you are protected and can start doing the things you stopped doing because of the pandemic “.
Then, two weeks after the second dose of the vaccine, there is no longer a need for protective devices, nor to observe social distancing. Except, the new federal agency guidelines continue, where it is prescribed by laws and regulations, such as on transportation, in hospitals and other institutions. And for Italy?
“Even in Italy, right from the start, it should be said that vaccinated people can avoid wearing a mask” dice Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa. “Then there is the next step, insists, which is to remove the obligation of a mask after a certain number of vaccinated people, at least outdoors “.” America’s choice, says the infectious disease specialist, it is not new. It seems to me to be a decision of absolute common sense e I hope that some common sense will soon be restored in our country as well“. As for the transmissibility of the virus from vaccinated to unvaccinated, the infectious disease specialist clarifies: “The scientific data tells us that, even if you are vaccinated and get infected, your viral load is 90% lower than that of an unvaccinated subject. So the ability to transmit the virus is truly infinitesimal. Not we can say that it is zero, but it is very close to zero “.
The position of the microbiologist Maria Rita is different, as reported by Il Messaggero Gismondo, which calls for caution after the announcement of the American CDCs: “Leaving the masks is still premature”. E “we must remember that the vaccine protects against the severity of the disease, but not against infection” . Fabrizio is also of the same idea I pray, virologist of the State University of Milan. “In Italy it is not yet the time. An indication of return to normal life is an indication applicable in the United States which are far ahead of us with vaccinations. For us the fact that there is still a high circulation of the virus , even if decreasing, it carries a risk because there is a certain percentage of ineffectiveness of the vaccination and therefore the probability of encountering a positive subject and not being protected is still an element of risk to be evaluated “.
In conclusion, we will have to wait a little longer, but not too much. According to government rumors, the obligation to wear a mask in ITALY could lapse already in mid-July, outdoors. All that remains is to wait for official communications from the Government which will confront the Technical Scientific Committee.