Indian variant, Galli: “It’s scary, we can’t escape the risks”

On the Delta variant (formerly Indian) “there is a little more than a little fear. I believe that the British authorities have informed the European authorities. And I believe that this variant was, if not the protagonist, at least an important topic of discussion. at the G7. Unfortunately, he has made a few more victims. So much so that the British are re-examining some opening policies “. Massimo Galli, director of Infectious Diseases at the Sacco hospital in Milan, explains this to Adnkronos Health, commenting on the words of the Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, who proposed the possible quarantine for those arriving from England in the face of a possible increase in cases Covid across the Channel. “We – adds Galli – must always remember that the beast turns and that we cannot escape the risks of this variant. It is an unpleasant observation, but someone has to do it”. On the hypothesis of leaving the possibility of choice for the second dose for those under 60 who have already been given a first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, Galli argues that making citizens choose whether to do the second dose with the same or another vaccine, “Frankly, it seems to me a bit of a blame game. I think the health authorities should instead indicate it. Otherwise the game will not end.” On the scientific level “the mix can be done, even if there are not many data”, adds Galli. Finally, commenting on the stop to the mask outdoors in France from June 30, Galli does not find “useful to discuss the ‘yes or no’ to the mask. We know that it has helped us a lot. And the data tells us that it works. when we are like this, before giving it up we have to think about it. Of course we don’t wear it while we eat at the restaurant or when we go to bathe, but better have it at hand and use it when needed and judiciously “. Unfortunately, he underlines, “the question of the mask is becoming a political fetish for ‘captatio benevolentiae’. The mask is a tool, it is a device. In any case, it is highly advisable for the most fragile people who have to face situations in which there are more people, “he concludes.

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