Rome – New parameters to determine the passage of the Regions in the various risk bands, and modulation of the use of the green pass to contain the infection and encourage vaccination. While in Italy, thanks to the Delta variant, the virus curve continues to rise – with Rt and incidence constantly increasing – politics and experts study how to deal with the situation.
With the current rules, in fact, from the end of the month several territories could leave the white zone to enter the yellow one, which triggers some restrictions. However, the scenario should change already at the beginning of next week, when the control room will meet again at Palazzo Chigi. After the pressure of the Regions for a modification of the parameters, in fact, it has arrived the opening of the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, according to which “in a phase characterized by an important level of vaccination it is reasonable that in the changes of color and in the consequent containment measures the hospitalization rate weighs more than the other indicators”, such as that of the 50 cases of Covid every 100 thousand inhabitants.
The Health Undersecretary Pierpaolo Sileri also pushed for a revision, hypothesizing a remodeling “on the real clinical implications”, or rather on theincrease in hospitalizations. “We are working on the new parameters and meetings are planned also next week – confirms the president of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Silvio Brusaferro – Vaccines are important. The issue of the impact of variants on the population is important. having an important part vaccinated is able to influence the possible access to health services, it is something that we are evaluating “.
At the same time, the use of the green pass is also discussed. Sileri would like it “extended and modular according to the number of infections”, while the other Undersecretary of Health, Andrea Costa, rejects the Macron line: “I hear about French model, but if anything it is a question of expanding the Italian one. Extending the use, for example, to long-distance means of transport can be a good solution. But getting to put the green pass to go to the bar or restaurant given the current situation it seems excessive to me. I foresee that the discussion will reach a synthesis as early as next week “.
Summary that must be found among the various political forces. The leader of IV, Matteo Renzi, has openly embraced the French line asking the government to have a strategy similar to that of Macron: “Whoever has antibodies (vaccine or Covid recovery) enters everywhere, who does not have antibodies must suffer limitations . I don’t want us all to go back to the red zone: at most there are those who don’t want to get vaccinated “. The position of Giorgia Meloni is diametrically opposed, saying that she is unfavorable to the use of the green pass “as an instrument of sociality”. “For our tourism it would be another blow, an ‘economic’ measure – highlights the president of FdI -. We cannot afford it”.
Minister Mara Carfagna (FI) is dubious: “I would be careful to replicate schemes imported from abroad. I think it is difficult for us to use it for public transport, bars and restaurants, where, among other things, measures to protect public health have always been respected. While it would be appropriate for large events, air travel or discos, where the danger of crowding is high “. The position of the Democratic Party is expressed directly by Enrico Letta. “The seriousness in the management of this affair is the figure with which we ask the government to operate. We are calm because we know that this is the line of Draghi, Speranza, Figliuolo, and of all the components of the technical bodies – the words of the secretary dem -. Would be irresponsible now throw away all the efforts made with reckless attitudes “. That’s why he invites everyone” not to have irresponsible attitudes that simply aim to have 3 more votes, to warm the minds, to make people take it out with the rules ” .