“It will not be a proclaimed lockdown, but in mid-July, when the Omicron summer blaze should have reached its peak, a large slice of Italy is likely to be in lockdown again.” This is what Matteo Bassetti, head of Infectious Diseases at the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa writes on Facebook. The reason? “Because 2-3 million Italians could be found in home isolation, if not more. Which added to those on vacation risk sending essential services haywire, such as those aimed at safety, transport, civil protection already under stress, same health care, where on average between July and August half of the staff goes on vacation, putting one bed out of three out of use. Not to mention the tourism and catering sector “announces Bassetti. “Why all this? Because if you are positive you have to stay isolated at home by law for 7 to 10 days. A rule that must be changed – observes the head physician -. How? Saying that it is better to stay at home when you have flu symptoms and at disappearance, you leave by putting on a mask to avoid infecting others. This is the only solution: offering the citizen a chance. Involving him and not forcing him “. “Otherwise we will continue to have series A and series B positives. I do the DIY swab and, in order not to end up in isolation, I won’t tell you. Unfortunately there are many. Faced with an evolved and so different virus, it takes new rules and greater speed of reaction on the part of the institutions “he concludes.
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