“We could have done without using the AstraZeneca anti-Covid vaccine in young people.” Massimo Galli, director of Infectious Diseases at the Sacco hospital in Milan, told Adnkronos Health, commenting on the tragic story of the young woman who died in Genoa from the consequences of a thrombosis and who had received the AstraZeneca vaccine. And the recommendations to give the vaccine only to over 60s, announced today. “Of course, with hindsight it is easy, but personally I have always said that in women and young people I would have gladly done without using it. But always taking into account the need to balance the public health aspect and the cost benefit aspect. individual, finding, according to the needs of the moment, the right mediation. If it were the only weapon available to stop the pandemic, the discourse would be different “, he stressed.
“It will obviously be necessary to ascertain the causal link in the death of the girl, we do not know for sure. However, it is highly probable that this was the case. We cannot hide behind a finger. When we go to the large numbers it is possible that the event adverse, although rare, it happens. These are people, not numbers, and this is striking “, says Galli, who admits he has” few doubts “that the viral vector vaccine, today, may be” worth reconsidering. its use in a drastic and clear manner in the context of the youngest and above all of women “.
When we had to vaccinate all the elderly and all the frail, and there were many deaths from Covid every day, “obviously young people could not be vaccinated. Now that we are ‘refining’ the campaign by vaccinating the lower age groups we must also take into account the availability of vaccines that have less risk “, he concludes.