“The turning point is there and if we are prudent, Covid will not return”. Thus Franco Locatelli, president of the Higher Health Council and coordinator of the CTS, in an interview with ‘la Repubblica’. “By now – he explains – the data are consolidated in the direction of a very marked reduction of new cases, of serious or fatal forms”. “The data that make me optimistic? Certainly the cumulative incidence has been reduced to 32 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants per week – says Locatelli – 836 beds are occupied by covid patients in resuscitation, in early April they were 3,700. is the desire of the whole country to access it. Then there will always be a hard core of reluctant people, but it is a much more contained phenomenon than expected “. On the obligation of the mask, Locatelli says” I understand the desire of people to emancipate from an object that is also very symbolic. A gradual journey will have to be made, starting from outdoor contexts, where there is less risk of contagion, and then moving on to indoors.