“Today is May 31, 2020 … The virus, from a clinical point of view, no longer exists”. Professed Alberto Zangrillo, director of the Intensive Care of San Raffaele, a year ago pronounced a sentence that sparked controversy and discussions. “I was not at all daring, I simply photographed reality. The clinician photographs reality and if it is beautiful he feels compelled to make it public. I do not take back a comma, that sentence has been the subject of speculation by sad looking characters. of a limelight. I fed them for a year. Now what happened a year ago happens, with the addition that we have a fundamental protection such as vaccines. we close in the hospital, we lost at the start “, Zangrillo said today to L’aria che tira. “On April 20” 2020 “I said that we must learn to live with the virus, I am not saying that. We do not know how much vaccines will protect us, we all hope to a great extent. But as viruses circulate, they must be identified in people and patients must be treated promptly. I remain optimistic if we give space to the measures that have made our healthcare system great in the world. We have hurt ourselves by painting more deaths than other countries that have simply counted differently, “he adds, What will it happen in the next few months? “I don’t know what will happen in 3 months. We have to leave little room for the ‘friar soothsayers’ who shoot one thing before the others hoping that it turns out to be right. Someone says that the variants will arrive. What do we do? We lock ourselves in the fort or develop the tools ? We have developed waiting strategies on wrong plans, we must give great dignity to the role of general practitioners, who are the heart of the health system. The general practitioner has to talk to me, who are in the hospital, we have to exchange directions. Many people they spent their time on TV putting on a scrub in a hurry to show that they were speaking from a hospital… “, he affirms again. Zangrillo rejects labels and political positions:” I know that if I had to go to Doctor Gruber, I would have a firing squad in front of me. I am neither from the right nor from the left … If I say that I go away from television I can stay away for 6-7 months, I take care of the sick who also arrive from the hospital Sack that otherwise would have died. Being a resuscitator means treating organ dysfunctions, treating the most seriously ill who otherwise die. To be a resuscitator you have to be very human “. Mask chapter:” When I’m in the mountains in the woods and I see a person with a mask I think he has a psychiatric pathology “says Zangrillo.” Living with the virus means having respect and responsibility towards of the others, but it also means that there are thousands of terrified elderly people, they have not left home for 15 months. The mask is put on when you enter the pharmacy, in the bank: but if I see a person alone on the Lungotevere at 6 in the morning, I feel like saying: ‘poor thing’ “, he says. Closure dedicated to the conditions of Silvio Berlusconi, recently hospitalized at San Raffaele. “There has been room for many speculations, he is a person of a certain age who is frail. He is in a situation of fragile tranquility, I trust that he can return to express himself soon. All those rumors that he was nearing the end some time ago are speculations “, says Zangrillo, personal doctor of the Forza Italia leader.