“There are 8 million people” in Italy “who have decided not to get vaccinated: it is almost Austria. It cannot be rationally explained”. Professor Roberto Burioni, virologist and lecturer at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, expresses himself in this way at Che tempo che fa, on Raitre. “There is a class of people who could not be vaccinated, the group under the age of 12 could not be vaccinated. Then there are 8 million people who have decided not to get vaccinated: it is almost Austria. These people expose themselves to serious risks and circulate the virus. We are safe because young people have been vaccinated a lot and we are taking stricter measures than in other countries, “he says. “This vaccine has a safety matched by few other drugs, it has been given in billions of doses without substantially serious problems. The fact that people are wary of a safe and effective vaccine that keeps people out of ICU is not. rationally explainable. I fear that these people who have not vaccinated up to now are not vaccinated anymore. The first doses have dropped dramatically. The obligation? It is a political decision “, he adds.” From March 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021 150 thousand Italians died more than we expected. There are those who carry the sign with the number 3.783 “alluding to an extremely small number of victims of covid. “What did the other 146,217 people die of? Over 150 thousand Italians died, it is not okay to belittle the terrible sacrifices we made and the importance of vaccination, it is a lack of respect towards all those dead, their loved ones, who has suffered the economic, social and emotional consequences of this terrible period “, adds the professor.