“Let’s not let our guard down too much, and we don’t think that the war” against covid “is over. We must continue to vaccinate like crazy, children and adolescents included (quadruple yeah) because only if we get to October with 70-80% of the population vaccinated we will be sure enough to avoid nasty winter surprises “. This is the message of the Italian virologist Guido Silvestri, a lecturer in the USA at Emory University in Atlanta, who in a post on Facebook takes stock of the Covid situation, the battles won and the attacks suffered by the group ‘Pills of optimism’, which he founded . “We must, rightly, be proud of the speed with which the beneficial hell of science is ridding us of this virus (exactly as we predicted a year ago), but we must put pressure on policymakers, in Italy as well as in the US, in such a way that the effects of our scientific discoveries for civil society are timely, lasting and above all universal, for all the inhabitants of our planet “, he adds. Do not let your guard down, therefore, but enough with the “catastrophic narrative” that has often prevailed in this long year. “An organic narrative to a political management of the pandemic – writes Silvestri – which must justify numbers among the worst in the world, useful for many media that have played on fear to take clicks, and condoned, alas, by experts prisoners of a defensive vision of public health, according to which only the damage of the virus is to be feared (and nothing else) “. A year later this “narrative, passed off as scientific (but in reality pure propaganda, as the walls also understood), crumbled on all sides, like a house of cards. The vaccines arrived, quickly and well, and the their effectiveness is beyond doubt, while the questions on lockdowns are increasing every day. Monoclonal antibodies work (oh yeah), the virus behaves in a seasonal way (double yeah), and the optimism of knowledge has won over the furry pessimism of these cheap suppositories (triple yeah) “.