The tenor went to the collection center of the Cisanello hospital in Pisa. “I was fine, just a little bit of fever.” His wife and two children are also infected.
Infected, he explained, even his wife and two children. In a post on Facebook Bocelli then explained that he «immediately replied” present “to the possibility of donating blood, for the study on the cure of Covid. “A small gesture – but indispensable – with which I do my little part”. In the same post he also wrote that he had not “deemed it appropriate to divulge the news” which had been infected with some family members to “not unnecessarily alarm my fans, out of respect for those who contracted the virus with other consequences, and also for protect my family ».
«There are many reflections to make, thank God I do not hold political roles, therefore I am not called to make decisions and I would not even like to be in the shoes of those who must take them. I understand that there was a very complicated moment when there was an emergency in hospitals, but I look around and now I see a situation that is absolutely normal, what is not normal is the behavior of those who still fear this today viruses like leprosy and a country that is on its knees because activities are struggling to resume ». He said this before donating his plasma to the Aoup collection center for the experimentation on plasma therapy against Covid coordinated nationally by the Pisan infectious disease specialist, Francesco Menichetti. Responding to journalists who asked him if he believed there was too much alarmism then Bocelli added: «At this stage I feel like saying yes, at the beginning it was right and justified especially by those who had to make important decisions because it was the life of many people. Now two or three months have passed we begin to have the cures, to understand that the virus has weakened: I am not a virologist or an infectious disease specialist like Professor Menichetti, but we have all read a lot and I think there are evaluations to be made, especially on the numbers, those given are at least conflicting ».
Always responding to journalists, Bocelli reported that he was experiencing the situation badly, “when you cannot control situations, because what happened is something incomprehensible: for a few days I thought of living in a dream, hoping to wake up from any moment and to say it was a bad dream, it’s over. The fact that a virus that belongs to the family of viruses that carry the flu, the cold, the sore throat, can bring an entire world to its knees is something that even today I find it difficult to metabolize ». Finally regarding the Teatro del Silenzio he announced that this year “a symbolic thing will be done”.The content donated the plasma for clinical use through the plasmapheresis for the Tsunami study, which is treated by the machinery for the inactivation of pathogenic germs (thus made hyperimmune), an essential condition to be able to use the liquid component of the blood without adverse events. The wife, on the other hand, having had pregnancies, donated “normal” plasma (it is not possible to use the hyperimmune plasma of women with previous abortions or pregnancies).