Omicron variant in Italy, WHO forecasts are that “it will arrive by the end of the month”. Thus the immunologist Antonella Viola at the ‘Half an hour more’ program on Rai3. “They have been around for a few weeks. What we need to see is whether the opening of the schools will shift this peak a little. However, we expect a very rapid trend, which means that in a short time we will reach the maximum and then it will go down precisely at characteristics of the virus “. VACCINAL OBLIGATION “Agree with vaccination obligation? Because in the face of a pandemic like this the only way to return to normal is to transform this virus into flu. To do this we must all be vaccinated, if we have bags of hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated when the virus circulates in winter, these people will flock to hospitals putting stress on the health system. So we will find ourselves year after year with the problem of hospitals under pressure, of lack of access for other treatments and operations. and with the need to impose restrictions. The only way out is to protect all of us and at that point to start a normal management of living with the virus “. “The virus will remain with us for a long time – he adds -, so sooner or later we will all come into contact with it. But it is not a catastrophic forecast: if we are vaccinated and we have generated a good immunity that protects us, coming into contact with the virus means say to run into a flu. We still have to be careful to monitor frail people and therefore we should understand whether to do periodic recall. “My life under guard? Very complicated, it means living without freedom,” he says. “I am very sorry for the carabinieri who have to keep up with me, so I try to adjust my days so as not to weigh too much on them”, he continued. “I have not clashed with the No vax, the reason why I was threatened is because I argue that children must be vaccinated – he concludes -. And this I cannot fail to say because I would go against my convictions, I would be a scientist to be eliminated “.
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