“I can only make one consideration of a personal nature: this assignment has emotionally tried me, I must tell the truth. Having to deal every day with the echo of thousands and thousands of deaths and personal stories is not something that can leave you indifferent . And in this year and a half I have been working with this constant thought. ” Virologist Andrea Crisanti thus describes to Adnkronos Salute what lies behind the hundreds of pages that make up his super expertise. Tomorrow the director of the Molecular Medicine Department of the University of Padua will hand it over to the Prosecutor’s Office in Bergamo. Inside is the reconstruction of the months that changed the lives of Italians, the first months of the pandemic. Because it all started in Lombardy, where patient zero was intercepted in February 2020, and where the Covid-19 tsunami first struck.
A year and a half of work, “thousands of documents viewed”, says Crisanti. The result is a text of just under a hundred pages that many hope will shed light on crucial passages: the history of the hospital in Alzano Lombardo and the crux of the management of the first cases detected; the lack of the red zone in that area of the Bergamo area which was among the most affected; communications between the central and peripheral levels; the puzzle of the pandemic plan and its updating.
“I was inspired by what was the request of the prosecutor: regardless of any civil, criminal or compensation liability, generate a document that could in some way restore the history of those months to the Italians – says Crisanti – Surely the reading of the report it will give a key to understanding what happened. I think a very objective thing was done “, concludes the expert.
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