“We start with these signals which, for now are timid, but project us towards what I have always said: the arrival of a hit of the tail of the virus“Virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco, professor at the State University of Milan, says this to Adnkronos Health, commenting on the data of the weekly monitoring of the Higher Institute of Health which indicates a slight increase in both the national RT at 0.86 and the incidence with 34 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.
“A trend – warns the expert – that we must try to keep low compared to a natural increase in the number of cases”. Could the Delta plus variant also be the cause of the increase? “It may be that Delta plus also contributes – says the virologist – in the cauldron there is everything: the first openings, the vaccination that started well but then did not go ahead and above all this great freedom which in my opinion – he concludes – is the one that affects the most because a large amount of contacts accumulates e even today, let us remember, every contact is at risk“.
“With an incidence above 50 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, countermeasures should be put in place,” the virologist told Adnkronos Salute. “I’m not saying heavy restrictions – explains the expert – but references and trimmings to the aspects of freedom that we have had. Better to anticipate – he warns – than to wait until we are in an emergency”. Will we have to put the masks back outdoors? “I hope not – replies Pregliasco – but surely we must insist on systematic application indoors “.
THE NUMBERS OF ENGLAND
“I hope we don’t get to the numbers for England“says Pregliasco.” You may not get to those numbers, but we must be very flexible and at this point also imagine a revaccination of the youngest, those under 60, 6 months after the second dose. “” We are still in good shape. – he concludes – but we must gear up against a scenario that could be that “.
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