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Bassetti: “Virologists will disappear from TV, hopefully soon”

Byeditorial

May 13, 2021

“Sooner or later we virologists and infectious diseases will disappear too, we hope soon, because it will mean that the pandemic will be over. When we reach 30 million vaccinated people, 3 weeks after the first dose, we will be able to remove the masks”. Matteo Bassetti, one of the best-known faces in the covid emergency, expresses himself in this way at Un giorno da pecora on Radio1. “I said that those who go on television do it because they like it. Everyone who does it likes it, even if they say the opposite. And in this sense it is a drug”, says the director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San hospital. Martino di Genova and member of the Covid-19 crisis unit of Liguria. “As long as there is the virus, people prefer to listen to those who are competent. We go on TV to talk about the pandemic, if we need to talk about something else, it is better to stay at home”, he adds before dwelling on the picture of the epidemic. “The numbers are falling rapidly, 100 people leaving intensive care in one day is a lot. With July and August I think things will go really well, I think September-October will be over. When we get to 30 million vaccinated people, to 3 weeks after the first dose, we will be able to remove the masks. From mid-June onwards outdoors I think the masks should be removed “, he adds.