“The virus is at the beginning of its development, caution is required against variants” - Corriere.it
From Ilaria Capua

Virologist: “SARS-CoV-2 has already infected more than 50 species. It will not be what it was before the pandemic.”

Just as the yes or no mask debate has raged, at a time when everyone seems to have contracted Covid 19, it seems to me that human myopia has once again replaced common sense. The Sars-Cov-2 won’t go away during or after the summer. SARS-Cov-2 is a virus at the beginning of its race towards endemicity, it is at the beginning of a great cycle that will last for years and years, certainly decades; But I think even centuries. On the other hand, measles (also son of one extension and spread) This is where he has kept the company for more than two thousand years. The woodworm that stirs souls between anguish and liberation is: What will happen in the fall? Will it be necessary to return the mask? We will have to re-vaccinate? Will there be any new closings?

Let’s start with the hateful closing: This is an extreme measure used only when there is a risk of collapse of the hospital system. It’s a real extreme cure: the virus does not turn it off and the only thing to do is to stop people physically precisely because the virus is not transmitted alone but on board humans. But then masks and other preventative measures are intolerable? We know that the less we use it and the greater the risk of traffic congestion with the consequences we have experienced in the past two years.

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Let’s put our souls in peaceBecause the beginning of the evolutionary cycle of this virus is still in its infancy. We have more than 50 animal species that have been infected, and in some species the virus has become endemic. Unfortunately, to almost everyone’s surprise, in less than a year the virus has infected dogs, cats, mink, hippos, and wild deer populations in more than 20 US states. What happens in domestic and wild populations around the world is unknown (there is significant data only in Europe and the United States). In addition to The virus runs there where the vaccine didn’t arrive There are no requirements for implementing other non-pharmacological prevention measures.

So what should we expect, in the coming winter that already seems dark and cold to us, surely not because of the misdeeds of Sars-Cov-2? It is expected, like any self-respecting coronavirus, New variants or serotypes will appear (an extra degree of distance) also by the recombination mechanism, which is typical of this viral family. In short, clown viral strains can appear with characteristics unknown to us.

But there’s more and I think we appreciate it these days of transportation chaos. Sick or injured workers in the high mobility sector cannot return to work and thus delays are generated in the security and check-in processes that generate Huge queues gather at many Italian and European airports. These are precisely those situations that favor infection and increase the risk of the spread of emerging variants.

It seems to me a contradiction in the face of a new potential wave An epidemic against which we know what to do, we ignore annoying behaviors, but they work. On the other hand, against contemporary violent, bloody, and other horrific threats, I do not see behaviors that individuals – I mean citizens – can perform and expect the same result. That is, they work.

Jun 23, 2022 (change on Jun 23, 2022 | 22:52)


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