“Those who today denigrate” anti-Covid “vaccines should propose alternative solutions. If there was an alternative we could also think about it, but it does not exist today. There are therapies, but they are complementary, not substitutes for vaccines. Without vaccines, they do not exist. we will never get out “. Matteo Bassetti, head of infectious diseases at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, expresses himself in this way towards those who do not intend to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The decision of Aifa, the drug agency, is coming for children in the 5-11 age group. “I would like to say that the vaccine between 5 and 11 years is certainly an opportunity. One in 7 of children can have Long Covid, so the risk is not zero, even if it is not the same as that of adults. Schools could become safer if children were vaccinated. And finally these vaccines could contribute to herd immunity that can only be achieved with all vaccinated population groups “, adds Bassetti to the microphones of the show ‘L’Italia s’è wake up on Radio Cusano Campus. “Parents, in agreement with pediatricians, will decide whether or not to vaccinate their children. If I had a child between 5 and 11 years old, I would have no doubt about vaccinating him”, he assures. “I don’t like that there are two weights and two measures, when I hear that all the other vaccines are fine and this is not. It is a wrong concept from a medical-scientific point of view – warns the expert – Or yes it is for the always vaccinated or never “.