“Giovanni Toti’s idea of making vaccinations compulsory for over 50s is not bad.” Virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco, from the State University of Milan, says this to Adnkronos Salute, commenting on the proposal launched in an interview with Corriere della Sera by the governor of Liguria. Read also “It is an important element of discussion – affirms the virologist -, because that is really the age group in which people are most ill and where they cost the institutions. Therefore, the institution has this opportunity and need to defend itself from point of view of the possibility of not saturating the structures “.” 70% of vaccinated people would say that it is a good start “, observes Pregliasco, commenting on the milestone of 73 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine administered in Italy, equal to the coverage of the 70% of the population with the first dose. “We have reached a good completion of that part of the vaccination campaign with the Hubs and the wide availability of vaccines for all those who wanted to get immunized. From today – warns the virologist – we can say that it must begin seriously that work of ‘door to door’ that we must implement to gradually achieve greater results, because the goal is certainly the young people and then the fifties who miss the call and who will not be It is easy to convince “.” It is necessary to vaccinate under 12 because the Delta variant is much more contagious and therefore it is an almost different virus in its diffusion capacity and the very young are the forerunners in the continuity of the presence of other infections – he observes -. We must overcome these doubts of the parents that communication often feeds “. The virologist disagrees with those who argue that in this age group the risk outweighs the benefit.” 1% of children – he remembers – have effects with respect to the virus and so it’s bad. Twenty-eight have died, and that’s not a few. Then there is the problem of Mis-C, the multisystemic inflammatory syndrome “often triggered by Covid in children and” the doubt about the effects of long covid for them too. “So, the expert clarifies,” it is really an element that it must be considered from the point of view of their risk. Plus, they obviously facilitate the spread of the virus in the community. Maybe in the near future, in booster vaccination campaigns, they will not have to be recalled. But this will depend on the future epidemiological trend. At this stage we must consider community immunity as a fundamental element “.