Covid, immunologist Clerici: “Dear Zangrillo, bulletins keep your guard up”

Covid, immunologist Clerici: “Dear Zangrillo, bulletins keep your guard up”

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Covid, immunologist Clerici: “Dear Zangrillo, bulletins keep your guard up”

“In my opinion it is not right to let our guard down. The bulletins” on daily infections and hospitalizations “are useful because they continue to raise awareness of the fact that Covid is still there. And the decision to get vaccinated, in my opinion, is also modulated a bit from the bulletins. So I do not completely agree with Alberto Zangrillo “, who instead defined the daily bulletins as useless and harmful,” even if I agree with him that we see an excessive politicization of some data. fundamental to keep people awake “. This is the vision expressed at Adnkronos Salute by Mario Clerici, professor of immunology at the University of Milan and scientific director of the Don Gnocchi Foundation.

The expert reflects on the words of the director of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care of the Irccs San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and Vice Rector at the Vita-Salute University, who for several days has emphasized that terror campaigns must not be fed putting numbers in the spotlight that lend themselves to misleading interpretations.

But, while agreeing on the importance of not exploiting the data, Clerici objects to one point: reminding people of Covid numbers, in his opinion, can help. “I’ll give an example – says the expert – For more than 10 years now no one has talked about AIDS”, the spotlight has turned down on this epidemic compared to the past, “and it is also as a result of this that today we still have the same number of new cases that we had years ago. We have had a downward curve for many years, now not anymore. The risk is a bit like that even with Covid “.

GREEN PASS – “I am obliged to vaccinate. If this does not pass for political reasons, plan B is to have a serious Green pass”. That is, a system whereby “if you don’t have it you don’t go into the factory, you don’t go to school, you don’t do anything. It’s a softer obligation. But if you can’t do anything if you aren’t vaccinated, at some point you go to vaccinate you “he points out.

“There are those who say they are against the Green pass in schools. In my opinion it is a mistake – objects the expert – I am very much in favor of the Green pass even in schools, not only for teachers and staff: if the children are vaccinated” , those aged 12 and over, for whom there are approved shield products, “go to school, otherwise they don’t. Because otherwise the virus continues to circulate and new variants emerge, which sooner or later cause damage”.