Stop the daily bulletin on covid in Italy, better updates on data every 2-3 days. Or alternatively a weekly bulletin. The infections, driven by the Omicron variant, have sprouted in recent days. The data also refer to a large number of asymptomatic infections and several experts invite you to review the parameters. “I believe that today there are two needs to be kept together. The first, which is the general public is bombarded with numbers and often remains bewildered and afraid, so you can think of releasing the Covid bulletin every 2-3 days instead of every day. and better if accompanied by a comment “, Roberto Battiston, physicist at the University of Trento, former President of the Italian Space Agency, underlines this to Adnkronos Salute. “But in the face of this, the data must always be available for the scientific community, the doubling times of Omicron cases are very fast and it is therefore necessary to have updated reports”, he adds. “The cases are infections, they are not clinical cases: 80% of cases are asymptomatic. It would be an excellent idea to give the weekly bulletin” and not daily, says the infectious disease specialist Donato Greco, guest of Un Giorno da Pecora on Rai Radio1 . “If this screening frenzy does not end … The swab should be limited to the sick, the pandemic would collapse immediately. Most of the swabs are useless and harmful. The swab should be used to verify a risk of contagion from a contact or to check for symptoms existing “, he says. The CTS member also touches on other issues. “I am worried because in 50 years of activity on epidemics I have never seen a phenomenon of this type. We have never seen such massive aggression and persistence, it has lasted for 2 years. The covid has attacked the world in 2 weeks and it it is still devastating, it shows no sign of abating. Vaccination is putting at least most European countries in a safe niche, “he observes. “The efficacy of the 3 doses against Omicron-induced severe disease is 94%. The new variant finds room for infection, normally stops in the upper airways but sends someone to the hospital. It’s no joke, it’s still covid “. In Italy,” the government’s choices are aimed at protecting the weak and limiting hospitalizations, intensive care and deaths. Hospitals are crowded with no vax and the elderly. Is it the fault of the no vax? It is improper to speak of blame. In hospitals the unvaccinated and the elderly go. In intensive care, the average age is between 75 and 80, the average age of death is around 80. In the covid wards, more than 60% are elderly people. We had 35 deaths among children under 5 in the last 2 years: we are vaccinated for diphtheria and tetanus, much less pathogenic “.
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