“I don’t see myself as Minister of Health for a very simple reason: first I need to win the seat. Second point: the coalition needs to win the elections and this is certainly the short-term commitment. I don’t think about the rest. However, I believe one thing, I am convinced: past experiences have shown how politics must make use of technicians, be they of a scientific nature, economic policy and so on “. This is the starting point for Andrea Crisanti, director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua, and today a Pd candidate in the upcoming political elections. The microbiologist will be the European leader in the Senate and explains his political vision to Adnkronos Salute. A vision that also sees the technicians engaged on the front line. “I also think – he adds – that any technical decision, even if based on irrefutable data, is not socially neutral. And I think the time has come for the technicians to seek votes”. “Who makes me do it? When I hear the telephone ringing and the intercom ringing, simultaneously and without stopping, I ask myself too – he smiles – But I believe that Italy, never as at this moment, needs technical and scientific contributions to resolve a crisis that overlaps at various levels: economic, health, ecological “.
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