The key facts, in addition to the seasonality of the virus, concern natural immunity in the population, therapies, and the fact that total closures have not always given better results than partial or limited solutions, see the example of Florida. It fits into the debate Michael Levitt, Stanford professor, Nobel laureate in chemistry, according to which indiscriminate closures can cause many more breakdowns than the virus has done, even in terms of human lives. The most significant outbreaks have occurred in rest homes, hospitals, families: in other contexts they are rare. On the other hand, we have enormous psychological and socio-economic damage. Israel, Germany and Sweden have chosen more complex solutions. Lockdowns linked to Coronavirus have managed to destroy livelihoods for millions of people, says a study signed by JP Morgan. The author of the report, Marko Kolanovic, a physicist, claims that governments have been frightened by analysts and models based on questionable premises. The balance sheets will be made in the end, but the advantages in the restart will be evident in the realities that have limited the lockdown to a minimum. So far foreigners.
To conclude, an outburst of the professor Matteo Bassetti, President of the Italian Society of Anti-Infectious Therapy, which alludes to the new measures of social containment, entrusted to unspecified volunteers: “Italians do not need guardians – observes Professor Bassetti – we have already had enough. Just tell them what they need or instead they don’t have to complicate things with multiple and different ideas regarding the protection tools, from physical distancing to the mask. To get out of the impasse just be very simple: few rules, clear and shareable. Without needing to have other policemen they say what you don’t have to do. ”
The debate is therefore open. But, really, it still makes sense to return to closures how to measure bolt to deal with a possible second wave? There is a growing awareness that we can live with the virus by following the known hygiene rules, without changing the foundations of our society.
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