According to the immunologist, a member of the technical-scientific committee just reconfirmed in the Higher Health Council, it is likely that children can constitute a reservoir for the virus which thus continues to circulate and sow cases
“The contagion curve in recent days has started to rise again, even if the experts agree that there is no need to worry, however they are committed to giving an explanation to what is happening. According to some observers it could be a sort of temporary hump which does not affect the descent of the curve. According to others, however, the increase in infections is linked to the lowering of temperatures in recent days. All these explanations do not convince Sergio Abrignani, immunologist of the Milan State University, who in an interview with Corriere della Sera reveals: “I am more likely to pinpoint the cause in the low rate of vaccinees among 5-11 year olds.”
Children’s reservoirs of the virus
It is probable that they can constitute a reservoir for the virus which thus continues to circulate and sow cases “, says Abrignani, member of the technical-scientific committee just reconfirmed in the Higher Health Council.” Omicron’s sub-variants are very similar to the basic strain, not I think they may have caused this epidemic blow of the tail – adds Abrignani – However, it is a positive fact that the intensive care units and the wards have not filled up.
The situation in hospitals
“What will happen in Italian hospitals we will see in 15 days: we will know if the increase in infections corresponds to greater pressure on health facilities.” However you read it, the message is clear: the pandemic is not over, the virus continues to circulate. “The pandemic continues to be a threat – continues Abrignani – and we must not forget that wearing a mask is a simple gesture of protection not to be forgotten even if our heart is in Ukraine”.