Brusaferro: ‘Data suggest second Covid wave’ – Healthcare


“We have overcome the peak curve of the infection, we are in the downhill part and in a phase of control of the situation, but it requires special attention” in identifying and isolating suspect cases early. This means “monitoring systems and health response capacity for possible outbreaks”. So the president of the Higher Institute of Health (ISS), Silvio Brusaferro, during the hearing in the Chamber Budget Committee.

“With next week we are facing a challenge it will be even more important because the mobility between regions and also the international one will be liberalized. This will require an even more careful ability to monitor and respond to outbreaks,” said Brusaferro in view of the resumption of travel between regions and EU states scheduled for June 3.

“For the scenarios that we imagine, in autumn, a pathology such as Sars-cov-2, which is transmitted by droplets, can be more spread and confused with other respiratory symptoms” and “the famous hypothesis of the second wave is connected to this, which, from a technical and scientific point of view, is a given objective “. “In the autumn, respiratory infections spread, fewer hours of sunshine and outdoor activities and more circulation increases.”

“The virus is still present and individuals’ behaviors are the most effective measures to reduce its circulation. This is important because the number of people who came into contact with the virus is limited, although it varies from region to region.” And the “many people who did not come into contact, and therefore susceptible to the virus, are a reservoir for its spread”.


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