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Green Pass Covid, what the experts say


May 5, 2021

Spotlight on vaccination pass and green pass for travel for tourism in view of summer 2021, to try to minimize the spread of Coronavirus. What do the experts think of the ‘pass’ that will allow travel for those who are vaccinated, those who have recovered from covid and those who have undergone a swab – with negative results – 48 hours before? “It is right that we start with the vaccination pass: it is the only system at the moment that will allow us to resume moving safely and also controlling the circulation of the virus” underlines to Adnkronos Health Claudio Mastroianni, director of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Policlinico Umberto I in Rome. “We are already in the post-vaccine age of Covid – observes the infectious disease specialist – We find ourselves having to manage the virus and the vaccination pass is a tool that, together with the measures we know, will help us to get out of the emergency or in any case to live with it insecurity”. For Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit) and head of Infectious Diseases at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome, “the vaccination pass is a tool that will allow us to acquire even more a piece of normality. I believe that it will serve to give a boost to those who still have doubts or are skeptical about vaccination, it will be an incentive. However, there is a point that in my opinion is misleading: why put the deadline at 6 months? vaccination coverage that is certainly not 6 months. As well as the antibody response of those who have had the disease. It would have been wiser not to give today, even before leaving with the pass, such a clear deadline “he stresses to Adnkronos Salute. Matteo Bassetti, director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic of the San Martino hospital in Genoa and member of the Covid-19 crisis unit of Liguria, “when vaccination will be offered to all ti, today it is still not the case but we will get there, whoever has said ‘no’ will not have access to some activities allowed with the vaccination pass – underlines Adnkronos Salute -. So those who are skeptical about vaccinations today will be encouraged because they will see that they will not be able to move freely or do certain things. I am convinced that the vaccination pass will also convince those who are against the anti-Covid vaccine today “. According to Bassetti,” the green light to the vaccination pass is one of the common sense things we had hoped for and that is being done all over the world “. And it is “another step towards freedom after so many months of sacrifices.” The infectious doctor removes a pebble from his shoe: “We should all be in favor of this pass, it makes me laugh who agitates the privacy law – he remarks -. Where was the Privacy Guarantor when the names of people, famous or not, positive for Covid were put in the newspapers or on TV? Now hiding behind privacy to curb the vaccination pass is absurd “. On the Green Pass, which will allow travel to those who are vaccinated, those who have recovered from covid and those who have undergone a swab – with negative results – 48 hours earlier, the virologist of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan Roberto Burioni writes on Twitter: “The recent swab to get the ‘pass’ is a very dangerous nonsense. From a medical point of view, the only ones who could move with greater freedom are the vaccinated and the recovered. The rest is nonsense. “” Someone rightly asks: ‘But if I want to vaccinate and they don’t vaccinate me is it right not to give me the pass? Legitimate question, but put to the wrong person. The theme is political, not scientific. From a medical point of view, those who are not immune can contract and spread the virus “, Burioni adds in a subsequent message.