Is there a risk of new covid outbreaks after the celebrations for Italy’s victory at Euro 2020? “In a few days we will understand, it is a virus that has an incubation time ranging from 4 to 8 days. So if in 4-5 days we will observe peaks in the cities where there have been risky behaviors. We are afraid but we hope it will be as in other celebrations, I am thinking of Naples for the Italian Cup or Milan for the Scudetto where there were similar celebrations but there was not what we feared. Even if then there was no Delta variant but the Alfa, less contagious “. He pointed this out Sergio Abrignani, immunologist of the State University of Milan, member of the technical-scientific committee for the Covid emergency, guest of ‘Agorà’ on Rai Tre.
On the increase in infections “in Italy we need attention”, adds Abrignani, but “we have an advantage of a month and a half compared to the United Kingdom and we can observe what happens. There they downgraded the pandemic to influenza and from July 19 they reopen, we accept of having one death for every 1000 infected, a country has never closed due to the flu. In mid-August we will have in Italy the level of infections that there are today in the United Kingdom. Let’s see what happens to them from the point of view of the hospital load and deaths “.