“As also stated by the virologist Anthony Fauci, there is a limited percentage (from the Italian data the estimate is 12%) of fully immunized subjects who can become infected, almost always without developing disease, and infect”. This was stated in an interview with Corriere della Sera, is the coordinator of the Cts Franco Locatelli.
“To what extent they do this in comparison to the unvaccinated deserves further study, particularly aimed at defining the viral load in their airways, nose and throat. Together with the exposure time this represents the determining factor for the infection. This is a rare event and even more rare is the possibility that a vaccinated person, even if infected, ends up in hospital. The protection from severe forms of the disease is over 95% and contributes to significantly reduce viral circulation, with the danger of new variants emerging “.
During the interview, Locatelli also spoke of the possibility of administering a third dose of the vaccine: “We have no solid evidence to decide if and when a third dose will be administered. Undoubtedly, it increases the immunological memory against the new coronavirus and this could be useful for particularly vulnerable subjects, I am thinking of those over seventy, and for those who have increased risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 for professional reasons “.
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