Covid Italia, Rasi: “There will be other variants, yes to the green pass”

Covid Italia, Rasi: “There will be other variants, yes to the green pass”

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Covid Italia, Rasi: “There will be other variants, yes to the green pass”

The use of the Green pass, as a constraint for access to a range of activities, “is an obligatory route, because the 25-30 million Italians who in the end decided to get vaccinated have every right to fully enjoy the benefits of this choice. And therefore to have the possibility to access any activity for themselves and the guarantee that those who cannot be vaccinated for valid reasons or are waiting for their turn are protected from environments in which there is certainty not to get infected “. To reiterate this to Adnkronos Salute is Guido Rasi, former executive director of the European Medicines Agency Ema and consultant to the extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency, General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, speaking on the ongoing debate regarding the Green pass and the ways in which it will be used concretely, which should be defined in days by the government.

“For teachers, first of all an ethical problem arises: a teacher who does not get vaccinated also worries me about what teaching he will be able to give to his students. The other concern is to guarantee safety in the classrooms with respect to variants” of Sars-CoV- 2 “that will turn. Because we will get to the Omega, and the alphabet is long. So even if it should be taken for granted that a person who does this job has the cultural means to understand that he has to get the vaccine, if he really does not do it that is He hopes that he will come to his senses in this way and provide a valid education and example for his students “, remarked Rasi.

“From the age of 12 we will not have time to vaccinate everyone – he observes – assuming that the children of 50-60 year olds who have not vaccinated will have their children do it. In fact, we expect that adults who have not wanted it for themselves vaccine, do not even immunize their children. And therefore, faced with this, it is the teacher himself who is exposed to possible variants that will continue to exist. Really, it should be taken for granted to want to be vaccinated “.

“It was a written destiny” that Covid outbreaks would arrive linked to the ‘blue nights’, to the crowds that gathered to watch the European football matches and celebrate Italy’s victory. “Not surprisingly, the range of infected is from 10 to 29 years. Let’s see what happens. In the next 10 days we will know if this will result in hospitalizations and of what severity, or not”, explains Rasi.

Speaking of the first outbreaks that have been traced back to events linked to the European football championships – one for example in Rome – Rasi expects on the front of the trend of the epidemic in the coming days “that there will be an increase” also in hospitalizations. “But if the infected are only unvaccinated young people, hospitalization may not be massive – he points out – We know that for every 7-year-old age group, there is a step up in terms of hospitalizations and severity of the disease. that above all the low end is involved means only more infections but not more hospitalizations. Young people, however, it must be remembered, are less vulnerable, not invulnerable “.

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