“The virus has not disappeared”. Andrea Crisanti, microbiologist at the University of Padua, guest of ‘Buongiorno’, told Sky TG24. “What is happening is that there is a high number of vaccinated people, about 25 million, and probably 14 million recovered and this makes a considerable mass that blocks the spread of the virus. Certain behaviors in this situation are safer than two or three months ago. “” The pandemic will end when we develop a vaccine suitable for poor countries. which costs 50 cents, which does not need the cold chain and which is single-dose. We just think that India is an incubator of variations and the world cannot allow such situations to exist ”. Infections in Italy “England makes 1,000,000 tampons a day and has about 5-6 thousand cases, a slight increase, while we have half of them and do much fewer tampons. Surely ours is not a real figure, especially when compared with the number of deaths. They have 4.5 a day and we have only fallen below 100 for a few days ”. “There is certainly still an underestimation of viral transmission in Italy – added Crisanti – this does not mean that it is decreasing. The situation has definitely improved but in my opinion it does not reflect the current situation correctly. 7 thousand deaths were not justified by the number of cases recorded, in recent months we should have had 100 thousand infected that we do not have “. Via the masks” When we have reached a greater number of vaccinated it will be possible to take off the masks outdoors. As for closed places, we will still have to avoid situations that favor contagion because masks have a fundamental impact on RT. Underestimating their benefit could be dangerous ”. “Towards July, outdoors, once we reach a high percentage of vaccinated people, we will be able to remove the masks. We will remove them completely around October – November if it is proved that the vaccination lasts at least one year. This element and the emergence of variants are the things that will limit our quality of life from October onwards ”.