“In my hospital two-thirds of the patients with pneumonia are unvaccinated.” Virologist Francesco Menichetti, head of infectious diseases at the hospital in Pisa, tells Adnkronos Health. “The vaccinated patients – clarifies Menichetti – come to the hospital because they have problems on the side, then they have a positive swab but they do not come to the hospital for pneumonia. So my snapshot today tells me that the vaccines are doing a great job”.
“The spread of the infection is significant – notes the virologist – but it must be said that the wave of hospitalizations is a wave that, despite the Delta variant, should somehow contain itself and represent 30% of what it is happened in October thanks to the effect of vaccines “.
“What interests us a lot is the impact on services. I used to have a Covid ward with 9 beds and a non-Covid ward with as many beds but now everything has already been converted into a Covid ward with 23 beds. And my hospital that it is a large hospital, it is preparing further hypotheses of Covid hospitalizations by reconverting other wards. We are preparing for the worst but hoping that there will not be an explosion “, concludes Menichetti.