Away with outdoor masks from mid-July? “It seems realistic to me as a forecast. Today, however, would be soon.” Word of Andrea Crisanti. The virologist sees as “plausible” the date suggested by the president of the Higher Council of Health (Css) and coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee (Cts) for the Covid emergency, Franco Locatelli, in order to address the topic, very much felt by the population, of a loosening on the front of individual protections, with the approaching summer. When we can leave the masks, the director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Padua explains to Adnkronos Salute, “it depends on how many people get vaccinated”. And in Italy the number of immunized people is growing at a rapid pace in this phase. Over 30 million vaccines have been administered, and more than 10 million compatriots have complete immunization. But for Crisanti these numbers are still not enough: “It is too early to talk about loosening the rules on masks – he specifies – because this threshold” of vaccinated people “still seems low to me, given that we are not even half of the population covered. time and thinking that the right time to remove the masks arrives in mid-July seems to me quite realistic “. All of Italy in the yellow zone, the number of Covid deaths reaching minimum peaks, the lowest in 2021. “What do these data tell us? They make us think that what has been done so far is correct”, admits the virologist , who has always been one of the most cautious experts. And in fact, when asked whether the pandemic can be said to be closed and can be pushed definitively on openings, he points out: “As for the future, I don’t know. The future is difficult to decipher . That the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus will become endemic I think there is no doubt. In some countries it has become. In others there is nothing like Australia, China, New Zealand, and I think these countries they will try not to make it endemic on their territories. It is still early to define the future, we will see how vaccinations proceed “. There are those who postpone, those who are scared by the single vaccine, those who are not convinced, those who do not want to do so, who does not think about it. Adding up the various age groups, the numbers of those who have not yet booked for the anti-Covid vaccination are not low. “But there is a part of people who do not want the vaccine and a part that simply has not connected to the portal to book it. If you do not start the family doctors, you will not have capillary pressure. as soon as possible “the virologist reiterates, looking at the data of those who have not yet set an appointment for the vaccine, over a million between 60-69 year olds according to what the ‘Corriere della Sera’ reports today.” The crux is not the no -vax, because many are not and this is not the reason why they have not fixed the vaccine – the director of the Molecular Medicine Department of the University of Padua tells Adnkronos Salute – I think of my mother-in-law who would not have been able to book it alone, if it wasn’t for my sister-in-law. In general, there are people who need help, others who need to be directed, motivated. And family doctors can contribute and play a crucial role in this “.