Indoor mask, Bassetti: “Obligation out of time and science”

“The mask must go from being an obligation to being a device used appropriately when needed. Otherwise it is a measure today out of time and science. The task of the Ministry of Health is not to force people to use the protective device indoors but to use it in the best way. This should be the goal of a modern ministry of health that is on the side of the citizens “. Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa, underlines this to Adnkronos Health, speaking on the issue of the obligation to wear masks indoors, a measure that should be discussed in the Cabin of Queen of the Government to evaluate their elimination from May 1st. “Sorry – observes Bassetti – that Minister Speranza only listens to some experts who tell him to do as he wants” “To continue with the policy of obligations in 2022, faced with a different situation compared to 2020 and 2021, means having a anachronistic logic closer to totalitarian systems than to European democracies – he adds – From today Biden has removed the obligations in the US and many European countries have done so. We in Italy are the last, there is too much ideology and politics that does not help nobody”. According to the infectious disease specialist: “It is not that it is a question of saying that from tomorrow the mask is removed but that the obligation is lifted by keeping it for some situations and subjects. This is what a modern country does”.