“The virus is certainly natural, it’s not made in a laboratory.” Professor Ilaria Capua, director of the UF One Health Center at the University of Florida, expresses herself categorically on the origin of the coronavirus and, therefore, of the pandemic. The hypothesis of an artificial virus is back in the spotlight. “The virus is certainly natural. Then” we can discuss “whether it has infected someone in a market with a leap of species or in a laboratory, where it had to be studied: they are different paths,” Capua tells DiMartedì on La7. “We must look ahead” and evaluate “whether in the future we want to have the technology that”, if used improperly, “could engineer viruses and make them pandemic,” says the scientist. “We have to crush the curve with the vaccine,” he says, analyzing the current picture. “If there are high levels of vaccinations in all regions, we will have only small outbreaks that will not hinder the normal functioning of the country. We must go through vaccination and the awareness that the virus will not go away: we must be careful, we know by now” , he claims. It is essential, he says, that the groups most at risk are vaccinated in particular: “If there is a gap of unvaccinated people between the ages of 60 and 70, they risk ending up in hospital. fool … Any vaccine protects and cannot do the harm that the disease can cause: the aftermath can be very long “.