The virus is “in hibernation”. Professor Alberto Zangrillo, director of the Intensive Care of San Raffaele, thus disengages himself in front of the pressing of A sheep’s day. A year ago, on May 31, 2020, Zangrillo on the basis of his own experience stated “the virus, from a clinical point of view, no longer exists”. “The translation was deliberately biased and malicious, I do not deny anything”, says Zangrillo today. “The virus exists, as there are hundreds of other viruses. We are looking for this and we find this, if we looked for others we would find others. We must deal with the virus with intelligence, avoiding being Cassandras and fortune-tellers”, he adds. “I said a few of ‘cassate’, when I had the doubt I stopped. The greatest ‘cassata’ was to create real characters who have self-powered, entered into competition, disoriented and spent a lot of time on the media creating discomfort, “he says. Does the virus now exist? “If we believe that there may be an equivalence between ‘clinically no longer exists’ and access to the emergency room, I tell you that until recently the emergency room of my hospital was full of patients” but “not patients with respiratory insufficiency from Sars-Cov-2. For me this means that the virus is clinically … in hibernation … Shall we put it this way? Could it be awakened? Let’s hope not … “. “I have never played at being the Friar Indovino: it is important that if he wakes up he is faced in an intelligent way, one must rely on the figure of the family doctor, central to the health system, who must be retrained from a professional and then economic point of view” he adds.