“An international Green pass for entry from abroad” in our country. To urge the need to avoid the arrival of new variants is Matteo Bassetti, director of the infectious disease clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa. “We must learn from what has already happened in the past – he tells Adnkronos Salute – and that is to follow the example of Germany which imposed the negative buffer to enter the country. We too – he argues – must necessarily protect ourselves and that of a tampon negative entry into Italy or the international Green pass is an absolutely necessary measure. I hope there are no divisions on this “, he concludes.
“The situation in Wuhan shows us how the tracking and default management adopted by China is not enough in the face of this Delta variant”. Bassetti said, adding: “The way to deal with the Delta variant is tracing, certainly by default isolation but also vaccinations, and I think China is one of the countries in the world that has exported more” the virus “and vaccinated the least”. “So I believe that the Chinese situation – highlights the expert – explains what we are doing instead in Europe, or in the United States and Israel, that is basically we have two thirds of the European population, with variations from one country to another. , which has been vaccinated “.
“So – Bassetti reiterates – I think this is the message that must pass: great attention is paid to tracking which is what they have done in China, but it is not enough”. “What could happen now in China is either an outbreak that is quickly extinguished or one that spreads rapidly. Because the Chinese population has received much less doses of the vaccine than we have. Besides, they don’t just have a problem. in quantity but also in the quality of the vaccine, because although vaccines are criticized by a part of the population, let’s not forget that our vaccines, no matter how badly it goes, work at 80-82% to prevent contagion, for good that goes they reach 90% but above all they are able to avoid serious illness in a percentage that reaches 97-98%, almost for all vaccines “.
“I believe that China is right to look but perhaps for a negative example”. Could China become a breeding ground for new variants that could then come to us? “I think we must avoid it – replies Bassetti – learning from what has already happened and that is, we must do, in my opinion, as Germany did in a very intelligent way: she said ‘if you want to enter my country you must show me that you have a negative swab. ‘I believe that today with a world where basically there are at least three different speeds on vaccination, we must not be selfish but we must necessarily protect ourselves and that for example of a negative swab upon entry into Italy or the international Green pass is absolutely a tool. I hope there are no divisions because I think everyone should agree on a Green pass for access from abroad “, he concludes.