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Yesterday she left the serological survey on 150 thousand citizens announced by the emergency commissioner Domenico Arcuri: “It will be the most massive investigation ever carried out by Italian health professionals – he had announced – It will help us to have indications to better cope with the virus “. But so far the citizens’ response has been less ready than expected. There Italian Red Cross, which deals with the operational phase of the investigation, has in fact already done more 7300 calls, but only 25% of the sample he immediately said yes to the test. 60% of the people contacted asked to be called back, for different reasons. Another 15%, on the other hand, said they were inclined, but that has yet to evaluate. The Regions in which the highest membership was registered are the Marche and the Sardinia. The outcome in Umbria and Lombardy is good, while the most undecided ones are the Campania and the Sicily.
The serological survey, conducted by the Ministry of Health, is based on a sample of 150 thousand people chosen from different age groups and geographical areas: the interested parties are contacted by phone from the Red Cross, themembership is voluntary and the tests are free. “If you get a call from the number beginning with 06.5510 and the Italian Red Cross – the president publicly recalled Francesco Rocca – He’s not a stalker, he’s not a phone scam, but he is a service that you can render to your country through a small venous sampling “. Who, contacted yesterday, has given their adhesion, has already made the withdrawal today in Liguria, Basilicata, Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano, Lazio (but from tomorrow to Rome). The goal is to understand how many people in Italy have come into contact with the coronavirus, even in the absence of symptoms, for estimate the size and extent of the infection. In case of a positive diagnosis, the person must remain in temporary home isolation and waiting to be contacted by the ASL to make a tampon. This is one of the nodes of the process, because the time span between test and buffer can be very long, forcing people to remain in solitary confinement until confirmation of negativity.
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