“In the next autumn we fear a blow from the tail of the virus, facilitated by the reopening of schools, by the weather conditions and by the resumption of post-holiday work”. So at Adnkronos Salute the virologist of the University of Milan Fabrizio Pregliasco, who also pays attention to the possible consequences of the return of fans to the stadiums with the restart of Serie A.
As a British study highlighted, “the European football championship and the final in particular, have led to an increase in the number of cases, this was obvious, and predictable. For this reason it is important to pay maximum attention to the restart of the Italian football championship, to which I believe we must be progressive in opening the stadiums to the public and assess the epidemiological trend as it becomes evident in Italy “, says Pregliasco, commenting on the data of a study by Public Health England, quoted by the Times, according to which about 2,300 people present at the final between Italy-England were “probably already infected”, and 3,404 developed Covid in the days following 11 July.
An increase in infections, therefore, according to the expert, “was obvious and evident, both linked to the behavior that occurs during the game, in which you cheer, laugh, rejoice for your team and stay close contact, but also for everything that is around, from the journey of the fans to their stay, just think of the crowding in the pubs. Hence – he concludes – the importance of “evaluating” with great attention the methods of restarting the football championship Italian”.