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Covid variants, Bassetti: “Many benign, I don’t understand who terrifies”


May 10, 2021

“Everyone speaks of the Covid variants as negative, but there can also be benign ones and they are many. It is a way that the virus has to mutate. So far we have observed and studied the most contagious and more aggressive ones such as the English variant. But to date the mRna vaccines work “even against them,” which is why I do not understand much who, often without in-depth knowledge, has long speculated and terrified the variants. So to Adnkronos Salute Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa and member of the Covid-19 crisis unit of Liguria, comments on the discovery of the Inmi Spallanzani of Rome of some ‘benign’ variants between the Indians returned to Italy. “I agree with what emerged from Spallanzani’s study and with the reflection of director Vaia: not all mutations worsen the situation”, concluded Bassetti. STUDIO SPALLANZANI Just today Francesco Vaia, health director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani in Rome, invited to remain calm on the variants of the coronavirus. “Not all mutations” of the pandemic coronavirus “worsen the situation. On the contrary. We have just traced some ‘benign’ among the returned Indians: it is a less serious strain than the one prevalent in our country”, he explained in an interview with ‘ Il Messaggero ‘. “The enemy is the virus, not the variants – underlines the doctor – Mutations help us understand how to have tools that are always suitable to face the pandemic. But they should not scare us. The positive South African girl is on the way to healing, the situation is under control “, assures Vaia. And “among the Indians – he specifies – we discovered, with our sequenzimeter, some benign mutations, less serious from the point of view of contagiousness and pathogenicity. This is positive, it means that the virus can change into less disabling forms”.