“We are also in Italy facing the initial foot of a fourth wave” of the Covid 19 pandemic. Alessandro Vergallo, national president of the Italian hospital resuscitators association (Aaroi-Emac), commenting on the increase in Covid cases. “Today in intensive care there is a drastic drop in the older age groups, thanks to vaccines – he highlights – In fact, over 85% of those who develop a serious disease and risk going to resuscitation are unvaccinated or have had a single dose shortly after contagion “.
This last “wave will be different from the others we have experienced above all because we have vaccinated half of the Italians – he remembers – and we must take this into account. But we do not know how much the diffusion of the variants can overcome the protective factor given by vaccines, the first data – he concludes – they seem to tell us that an increase in infections does not correspond exponentially, as happened in the past, to hospitalizations in intensive care “.