With the Delta variant of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, today, “even if you are vaccinated you can be infected”. This variant, “even breaks the double vaccination course”, because “it confers a certain protection against serious illness and hospitalization” but “in 30-35% of cases it causes infection even in subjects who have received the second dose of vaccine,” let alone one “. This was stated in a speech to “Agorà estate” on Rai Tre by Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza and full professor of Hygiene and Public Health at the Catholic University of Rome. For this reason, he added, “the green pass issued after a single dose of vaccine must be abolished”. The certification “can only be done after the two doses. But by now there is everyone’s agreement on this”. On the subject “I believe we are proceeding. I am not familiar with the decision-making mechanism at the government level, but I know that they are going in that direction”, underlined Ricciardi. (COVID VACCINE: DATA AND GRAPHICS ON ADMINISTRATIONS IN ITALY, REGION BY REGION)
Ricciardi: “Introducing the Green pass where there is aggregation”
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According to Ricciardi, the green pass should be requested in “all those situations where there is aggregation”. As shown by the growth of cases and hospitalizations in Great Britain, “the Delta variant is very contagious and very fearful, so we vaccinate we vaccinate and vaccinate”, he added, underlining that the need to vaccinate as soon as possible is also linked to the fact that “the more we hesitate the more we leave the possibility to the virus to select variants that not only pierce the vaccine for infection but also pierce it for protection “.
On the possibility of reviewing some parameters that provide for the passage of color even only based on the number of infected, even without an increase in hospitalizations “it seems to me a false problem – declared Ricciardi – what we need to do is vaccinate as many people as possible and continue with the Green pass that limits the possibility of circulation of infected subjects. If we do this the problem does not arise because we keep both the circulation of the virus and the protection of the most vulnerable people under control. So we have to see the problem from another point of view “.