Virologist Pregliasco guest in Busto Arsizio: “Covid is still there but extraordinary measures will not be needed”

Virologist Pregliasco guest in Busto Arsizio: “Covid is still there but extraordinary measures will not be needed”
Virologist Pregliasco guest in Busto Arsizio: “Covid is still there but extraordinary measures will not be needed”
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The virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco was a guest this morning (Saturday) of the conference organized by TomaLaba laboratory of excellence present in Busto Arsizio and at the forefront of various aspects of research in the health sector, on the management of the post-pandemic period. Vittorio Grazioli, president and CEO of the company, presented a new test to differentiate sars cov 2 (commonly known as Covid 19) from other forms of flu.

At the gates of the cold season the virologist he wanted to specify the strategy to be followed to manage the inevitable new wave of infections which will test especially the most fragile: «We are in a transition phase but the presence of the virus remains with undulating trends like those of a stone in a pond. It is reasonable to expect, as was the case with the flu, a slowdown in the intensity of the disease and a reduction in cases unless a particularly aggressive variant arrives, but it is not in the interest of the virus to have aggressive variants. This, in fact, survives by adapting, avoiding immune protection even from healing ».

What are the predictions? «The forecasts are those of an increase in infections in winter together with the presence of the flu virus. The symptoms are the same and therefore it will be necessary to carry out tests that differentiate one virus from another. The covid has not cooled down yet and therefore some attention must be paidalso on possible mutations “.

What to do now? “In the meantime, don’t forget the virus, remember those measures that we had to use stringently during the emergency (masks and distancing, ed) but which must remain elements of attention, especially among the most fragile sections of the population “

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What about vaccines? “It will be important the power of communication. You will no longer need a compulsory vaccination or a green pass but the stringent recommendation is always for fragile subjects and for all those who want to protect themselves and remain efficient at work. The risk of death is still there ».

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What progress has been made? “The application of antiviral drugs it is important to arrive at a coexistence even if not easy to manage. The test to differentiate flu forms, like the one proposed by Toma Lab, is important. There are many viruses and in a phase of the presence of the covid it is still good to pay attention to identifying its presence “.


The article is in Italian

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