“Some countries have already entered” the fourth epidemic wave “in Eastern Europe are seeing the worst wave of the four seen so far, they have little vaccinated. The Italian situation is still under control, we are seeing an increase in infections which fortunately at the moment it is not leading to a large number of hospitalizations, but we must remain cautious because the next few weeks will be decisive “. So Matteo Bassetti, head of the infectious diseases department of the San Martino hospital in Genoa, guest this morning on Rtl 102.5 of ‘Non Stop News’.
“We have seen the coldest temperatures arrive in Italy for about ten days, other European countries have seen them before us, so this difference in the increase in cases and hospitalizations is probably linked to the cross between the climate and our vaccination coverage greater than other countries. We must be cautious but at the moment the situation is controlled “, added the infectious disease specialist.
How to continue to defend yourself? “The best precaution is to get vaccinated: data from all over the world are telling us that those who have been vaccinated are better off from the point of view of infections. Then – he warns – it is evident that in closed places the mask is certainly useful, we try to use it well: especially for the most fragile people or those who are not sure about the coverage, it would be better to use more specific masks. Surely, if we have symptoms compatible with a flu form we stay at home: the risk is that if I have something , even if I am vaccinated, you risk infecting other people. Common sense remains – he concludes – which is often disregarded in our country “.