“I believe that a vaccination obligation at this time must be placed in the context of an emergency phase. And I do not believe that this represents a permanent limitation of the freedom of the individual or citizen but represents a tool that may be necessary to limit the damage that the virus is doing with its own mutations “. Thus Luca Richeldi, director of Pneumology at the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, and member of the Scientific Technical Committee (Cts) speaking at “Agorà ‘Estate” on Rai 3.
“If we had had all these hesitations” on vaccines, as is happening on the anti-Covid one “today we would still have both polio and smallpox among our populations and among our children”, underlined Richeldi, underlining the importance that vaccinations have always had in history to reiterate the invitation not to hesitate in the face of the coronavirus vaccine.
Richeldi in arguing that, with respect to the epidemiological trend “it is necessary to look forward” and therefore “even a potential vaccination obligation would be a measure, however temporary, but potentially very effective in reducing viral circulation”, also answers a question on the Green pass. “It is one of the tools” we have “but we know that multiple and integrated tools are needed to contain the pandemic,” he says. “It is not that we solve the problem only with the Green pass at the restaurant or with the obligation to vaccinate teachers or with the same vaccine alone or with tests”, he remarks.
“We have to put ourselves in the head – continues the pulmonologist, member of the CTS – that there is no single tool, otherwise we would have already used it, but it is a whole, and on the basis of this there is an individual responsibility which, however, I believe it is not enough to deal with this situation. There are integrated tools, some even coercive, which will necessarily have to be put in place “.