“We are defeating the virus, we will destroy the covid variants.” Francesco Vaia, medical director of Spallanzani, expressed himself in this way on Domenica In. “If I reread the judgments of a few weeks ago, on the variants, I say that there is a double attitude. The first is to frighten public opinion and, as some colleague said, ‘now you will see what will happen’ … the owls … “, says Vaia. “Then there is a second very correct approach: the variants are there and there will always be, we must field in Italy a team that sequences the variants and adapts the tools, the vaccines and the monoclonal antibodies. The variants come, the we will face and destroy them. Someone laughed when I said that we are slaughtering the virus: we are almost defeating it, “he adds.