“Many people do not get vaccinated because they still have antibodies after having the virus 8 months ago. It is clear that we need to change that rule which” provides for the possibility of having a single anti-covid dose within 6 months of having the infection. , and “bring this threshold to one year. The ministry will do this today and up to a year” from the disease only one dose can be made. This was announced by the Undersecretary of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri, guest at ‘Tgcom 24’.
Sileri then added that in his opinion “an adjustment on the quarantine for vaccinated people can and will also have to be made, because if I take a plane and there is a positive” today “in front of me, I risk quarantine even if I did the two doses. If we already say that, as happens for example in the US, quarantine is not carried out if the two doses of vaccine have been made, this is already a good incentive for vaccination, because it gives greater freedom and safety. These are little things that entice “.
Is the extension of the state of emergency until 31 December confirmed? “I don’t know if it will be until December 31st, but I believe that at least 3 months are necessary given what we are experiencing throughout Europe”, where several countries are grappling with a new surge in infections driven by the Delta variant of Sars-CoV -2, then explained the undersecretary.
“It has already been announced by this ministry that there will be a revision of the parameters” on the basis of which the transitions between the colored areas will be triggered. “We are waiting for the control room”. This is “a must. I’ve been asking for it for weeks, because the type of people who become positive changes. The Delta variant” of Sars-CoV-2 “must surely worry us, because the infections are rising and will continue to rise and will arrive at levels in my opinion very close to those of the United Kingdom by the end of the summer, but this will not be expressed in a conspicuous increase in hospitalized patients and those at risk of dying “, continued Sileri, speaking of the Covid situation in Italy today, with regions such as Lazio, Veneto, Sardinia and Sicily already over 50 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants and the ongoing debate for the revision of the parameters on the basis of which to guide any restrictions.
“If we go back to January 2021, when the United Kingdom had more or less the same infections as today, that is, around 60 thousand, we see that the number of deaths at that time was ten times higher. rhythm of a thousand deaths a day, today they have less than 100 deaths. Changing the parameters means adapting them to a new epidemiological situation that sees a circulation of the virus that is certainly uphill “which involves” many young subjects “and if you are vaccinated it hits” in shape lighter”.
Therefore, Sileri concluded, we talk about “adapting the parameters to a new situation that today has an additional variable, which is that of increasing vaccination in our population. It does not mean changing the parameters to stay open. And certainly the percentage of patients. Covid that arrive in intensive care and in medical departments must be taken into considerable consideration in deciding which color that region will have. And at this point we must then add the fundamental role that the Green pass will have “.