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Omicron variant, Bassetti: “Recall works, 7 days and the speculative bubble is over”

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Dec 1, 2021

“The third dose” of the anti Covid vaccine “also seems to work on the Omicron variant, so within a week a speculative bubble rather than a public health problem has shrunk. We are nervous, starting with our Minister of Health. instead you need to be calm. If you keep your finger on the trigger all the time, you end up shooting even when you don’t need it. Attention “. So at Adnkronos Salute Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious disease department of the San Martino hospital in Genoa, comments on the first data arriving from Israel on the vaccine booster and the Omicron variant. “Vaccines also work on the Omicron variant, I personally found the speech of the Moderna summit in bad taste that said that they have a vaccine arriving in 2022 that covers Omicron, while the current one does not – says the infectious disease specialist. – When it comes to vaccine and medicine, it’s not about who produces it, but the doctors and scientists who have studied it and know it. Otherwise there is a great conflict of interest and miscommunication to the population about the third dose, regardless from what will arrive in 2022 “. Bassetti then says “hands off Christmas”, commenting on the words of immunologist Sergio Abrignani, a member of the CTS, who on Christmas said “my grandchildren I advise not to hug grandparents, then it depends on the sensitivity of each of us” and “if I have Christmas lunches or dinners with elderly relatives, I prefer that there are not unvaccinated”. “It is clear that we have to push the third doses to the grandparents and recover with the first doses. But Christmas must be what we have always known, with hugs and spending it with loved ones – he remarks – Maybe we avoid dinners with dozens and dozens of people, but our grandparents suffered too much. ” While for Christmas shopping, Bassetti is against the obligation of outdoor masks, a measure that many cities are adopting. “If we want to make city centers safe, we do not go back with the obligation to wear a mask on the outside, but we decide – he suggests – for shopping only with the Green pass”.

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