In Italy “7-8 thousand deaths a year will unfortunately be a physiological toll on the circulation of the coronavirus”. Matteo Bassetti, head of infectious diseases at the San Martino hospital in Genoa, at the Adnkronos Salute expresses himself in this way after the news arriving from England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed the turning point from July 19: no restrictions, no masks and no distancing, even if an increase in cases is expected (“ up to 50,000 a day ”) and if other deaths are to be put in preventive .
Read also “From the United Kingdom comes a lesson for Italy: we must learn a new reasoned coexistence with the coronavirus. This is the reasoning made by Boris Johnson for the reopening announced even with the increase in cases, and it is absolutely acceptable. If we have to lift the restrictions it is right to do so now when it is summer and the schools are closed. Also in the UK they will soon reach 70% vaccination coverage with two doses of the population. What do we need to learn? That there is a reasoned risk and that we should live with the coronavirus. So we will not have impressive numbers like in past waves, but we could also have 7-8 thousand deaths a year in Italy which will, unfortunately, be a physiological toll on the circulation of the virus “, says Bassetti. “The British were the masters of European and world infectious disease – observes the expert – Yesterday, when Johnson spoke with the English Fauci and the top of health care, they are shared decisions. They have an increase in cases, but the number of deaths and hospitalizations is quite stable, the vaccines also work against the Delta variant. I am afraid that, however, we will not understand much about the British approach “.