The immunologist Le Foche: “It is unlikely that the virus will restart, near normality”
“It is unlikely that the virus will restart, normality is near”: says immunologist Francesco Le Foche speaking of the Covid epidemic.
Interviewed by The Corriere della Sera, the expert explains that the Italians can now rest assured “because they have been responsible, attentive to the rules and the national health service, thanks to the self-denial of doctors, nurses and all the other operators, has withstood the shock wave of the pandemic. Plus we have vaccines and therapies. As monoclonal and antiviral drugs “.
According to Le Foche, moreover, one meter of distance between people, as a form of prevention to avoid contracting the virus, is enough “because 85% of people have been vaccinated. And this has greatly reduced infections and hospitalizations. Soon we will have such a high percentage of vaccinated people that we can reopen everything for everyone ”.
On the tensions of the no Green Pass, however, the immunologist declares: “Most people appreciated the vaccination that led to safe reopening. And we should consider this opportunity a form of preventive medicine ”.
The doctor also commented on the possibility of extending the validity of the swab to 72 hours: “I would prefer vaccination only. It protects everyone, even, as we see from the curves of the last few days, the unvaccinated ”.
Le Foche stresses that “continuing on this line it is very unlikely” that the virus will restart even if on the third dose of the anti-Covid vaccine he declares: “We do not yet have a definitive therapy. And it’s better to be safe than sorry ”.
According to the expert, moreover, children must also be vaccinated, as soon as the vaccine is available: “They too have the right to health. Authorization is expected shortly from 5 to 11 years old. The dose is one third of that of adults ”.
Also in favor of the vaccine for pregnant women from the third month onwards: “Because the immune system has a higher commitment. The pulmonary excursus is reduced because the diaphragm rises. And because it will give antibodies to the baby in the first months of life. It is also recommended during breastfeeding, in order to transmit antibodies with breast milk “.
On the reopening of the discos, Le Foche explains that, if you are vaccinated, removing the mask on the dance floor is not dangerous and stresses: “Since young people have interpreted that the vaccine is the equivalent of freedom, they are vaccinating themselves in order to go back to managing your life. And soon we will be able to reopen them to 100% “.
Le Foche hopes that universities will also be able to reopen 100% because “The university needs presence, cultural growth through the group. However, we are at the prelude to normality. I believe that in early January we will be able to see the light again ”.
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