“We should start chasing asymptomatics with a national strategy, which in a phase like this is more important than those who have the virus,” said Arcuri. “Molecular tests are the only real component to tell if there is contagion or not and on this we should hunt for asymptomatics – he reiterated – Today on this we are less unprepared than we were in March, so we must prepare and this phase accelerate. ” Arcuri then stressed that it is necessary “to make the serological tests pay an acceptable price”.As for the Immuni Arcuri App he remarked: “It is a very useful component of the strategy of these weeks. Tracking is essential. To date, 2 million Italians have downloaded it. I advise all citizens to download it”. The regions in random order? “The Immuni App will be the one most capable of meeting emergencies.” Collaboration with Colao? “I had to spend time doing much more expensive things. Colao is a respectable and extraordinary person.”
“In the first few nights we were unarmed,” said Arcuri, retracing the first stages of the health emergency. “I had to decide where to give life and where to risk death. This experience should never be repeated.” And again: “In 80 days we have done extraordinary things. Among these, having distributed over 380 million masks. Before, we depended on China. Today, over 50% of our orders are made by Italian companies”.
“No country in the world was prepared to handle this emergency,” added Arcuri: “The Italians have been extraordinary, not me,” he said, “I have only accompanied this process day and night to get out of the lockdown.