“What is happening in the United Kingdom where there is an increase in cases from Covid-19 is due to two particular situations: the strong circulation of the Indian variant which has affected for the vast majority of people who had not completed the vaccination cycle. I remember in fact, the UK’s strategy has been to vaccinate the largest number of people with a single dose of anti-Covid vaccines. In Italy we made a different choice and the circulation of the variants is currently limited. For now we are safe and secure. if we continue to immunize we will also be immunized in September “. This was stated by Claudio Mastroianni, director of the Infectious Diseases Department of the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome, to Adnkronos Health. “But be careful – underlines Mastroianni – the variants must be kept under control, we must go and monitor what happens and observe even if the vaccinated become infected. In February-March it also happened we recorded infections among those who had received the first dose of the vaccine, not only health workers but also the elderly. So – he concludes – it is always necessary to monitor the epidemiological situation, especially for the fragile populations, the immunosuppressed, the haematological patients under treatment, for whom we do not know if two doses of vaccine are sufficient “. Matteo Bassetti is of the same opinion. “The new cases in the UK infected with the Delta (Indian) variant are about 13 thousand infected, 125 ended up in hospital and the vast majority, 90%, had not been vaccinated or had received only one dose. Only three people vaccinated. with two doses they were infected. This means that the double dose of Covid vaccine works, probably this increase in infections occurred between the first dose and the booster. The British then made a longer interval due to the strategy of vaccinate everyone immediately with a single dose. The data show that the Delta variant (formerly Indian) is largely blocked from the complete vaccination course “, explains Adnkronos Salute, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa.” In Italy the Delta variant exists but it is not as widespread as in the United Kingdom – recalls Bassetti – but we must ensure that it does not spread. We think that in the United Kingdom 76% of adults have received I have a dose of vaccine but only 52% have received two doses, this makes me optimistic about the situation in Italy. Now let’s put hay in the farmhouse, covering all Italians with first and second doses and we will be ready in September. Maybe there will still be infections but not hospitalizations with serious cases “.