“We have to get used to living with the virus. It’s possible.” Like? “The vaccine is more or less effective depending on the immune strength of the subject. My proposal is to work on the different immune aspects between us. Make a test for antibody tests mandatory with deadlines of three or six months. In this way we will know if you need a vaccine every three or six months. ” This is the ‘recipe’ illustrated by Robert Redfield, until a few months ago at the head of the US Cdc (Centers for Disease Control) and protagonist from the beginning, with Anthony Fauci, of the fight against the pandemic, today anti-Covid consultant to the governor of Maryland, in an interview with ‘Repubblica’.
“I calculate the minimum level of resistance – explains Redfield – between 300-500 antibodies, without other pathologies. At 1,000 antibodies you are much safer. Let your readers immediately do an antibody test to understand what level they are and if they must immediately make a booster that can bring back up to about 2,500 and beyond. Attention, Omicron is no longer dangerous, it is only faster, it has greater contagion capacity, it can scare. Let’s avoid chaos, we aim for controlled coexistence with the virus. the goal is normality, there is no going back. And we can do it “. The vaccine, the scientist emphasizes, “must be done and that’s it. Everyone has to do it, then we will proceed with more targeted intervention protocols. If you have already done the third, get ready to do the fourth in a few months and then a fifth. Never let your guard down, keep the level of antibodies high and get used to this new normal “.
Redfield says he “never believed in herd immunity, in which my friend Fauci originally believed. I am a virologist, I fought AIDS in the laboratory and I understood one thing: to beat a virus, you must also rely on “instinct, to be creative, to anticipate. Fauci prefers to receive more statistics and information. But we cannot waste time here. We must encourage the third vaccine. I wish they had said it more clearly”, he comments.
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