“Using the Green pass to take public transport is fine, I agree with a proposal that aims to encourage vaccinations”. This was stated to Adnkronos Health Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) and Head of Infectious Diseases at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome, commenting on the proposal of the consultant to the Minister of Health, Walter Ricciardi, to use the Green also passed on public transport.
“Each age group has a risk factor in the event of Covid infection. An over 70 can have more serious consequences than a forty year old, but I say this from experience: in the ward I have seen many serious cases even among young people and also many who they did not come out alive from resuscitation. Therefore, even the under 40s must get vaccinated, we must not joke about this and only scientists should speak “, underlines the expert.
In some interviews, the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, and the group leader of the Brothers of Italy in the Chamber, Francesco Lollobrigida, said they were opposed to immunization for the under 40s. Covid even in very young subjects. This dispels the idea that the impact of Covid is minor. Then in recent weeks we are seeing many young people who, despite having had a very modest form of disease, are suffering the consequences of ‘long Covid’, with loss of taste and smell for months, or even alopecia and profound asthenia “.
“Then, and I want to underline it, we must consider the vaccine an altruistic gesture – repeats the infectious disease specialist – that we do to defend the community and not just our person”.