The Delta variant and the increase in infections are worrying, to the point that we are again talking about the yellow zone. But on the possibility of a return to somewhat stricter measures against covid, experts are divided. From the government for now, the message is clear. “At the moment I do not see, with the current numbers, the need for a return of some Regions in the yellow zone. To date there is no such risk but let’s see what happens in the next few weeks”, said the Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri, guest of ’24 Mattina ‘on Radio24. “We have low numbers and at the moment I don’t see any restrictions coming back,” he added.
“As of today, data show that Italy remains white”, said the Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa, guest of ‘Newsroom Italia’ on RaiNews24. “Today we must observe not so much the infections, but the hospitalizations. The wish and the hope is that Italy will remain blank, but it is necessary to evaluate the data daily and weekly”, he stressed.
“Some restrictions may also be foreseen, unfortunately, it is horrible but it could be necessary”, virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco, professor at the State University of Milan, told Adnkronos Health, on the hypothesis of a return of some regions in the yellow zone. For the moment, he explains, “tampons for me are the fundamental element because the more tampons we make, the more positive we find, the more we control them and the less they infect”. To date “we have blocked and reduced the front of the fire, but we have so many small fires that if we do not monitor we will escape”.
“If we are not able to apply the Green pass, what do we want to talk about. The feeling is that this is a country that is good when schools, bars, restaurants and discos have to be closed. coexistence with the coronavirus is to be built, with some simple rules such as the Green pass and tracking, we struggle. Then the return of the yellow zone is nonsense, we must enforce the rules that exist. Before closing again we must be serious with people and enforcing existing measures “, Matteo Bassetti, head of infectious diseases at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, affirmed with Adnkronos Health. “Then it is enough to terrorize people with the Delta variant – he warns – So you don’t go anywhere. We try to give simple and clear information, that people can follow”.
“The interventions to be done always remain the same: if the cases increase, we will arrive at the yellow, then orange and red areas. The color system has never changed. What should emerge very strongly is that it is necessary to reach this blessed herd immunity. If we can, we can even think, at most, of letting the virus circulate “, Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) and head of Infectious Diseases, told Adnkronos Health at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome.