Compulsory vaccine? “The vaccination obligation in Italy already exists. Even for some particular professions. Metalworkers, for example, must be vaccinated against tetanus. In reality, the obligation to vaccinate, both for children and adults in the professions, is a right to health, guaranteed by the State, not an imposition. From this point of view, therefore, for the vaccination obligation against Covid, in the current conditions, there are margins to be able to consider it absolutely useful. But the regulatory aspect is not to those involved in science to define it “. He said it Stefania Salmaso, epidemiologist of the Italian Association of Epidemiology (AIE), guest of ‘Agorà Estate’ on Rai3.
In the current epidemiological situation Covid “reaching 80% vaccination protection, among adults and the population over 12 years, and to say that we have achieved herd immunity, when all children are discovered, is scientifically not solid speech. “, he later explained.
“Herd immunity – continues the scholar – is not a viable objective in this context, we were deluded at the beginning. Herd immunity exists and is established when there are so many vaccinated in the community that these act as a shield to the few unvaccinated who are scattered among the others. This is not the case today. Meanwhile, because the unvaccinated are all in well-defined age groups, especially minors who cannot be vaccinated. The second element is that we have seen that vaccines, for as very very effective, in some cases they do not completely protect the infection and therefore do not always act as a total shield to the transmission of the virus. The message must be clear whoever is not vaccinated is not protected from other vaccinated persons. stricter “.