Italian experts question reopening: outbreak will rebound and should remain closed

On February 1st, local time, the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, reopened. Pictured is the singer rehearsing for a performance inside the Colosseum.

April 20 Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi last week announced the reopening of the market on April 26 and said the risks of restarting are a legitimate risk to the recovery of the economy, but the restart has been questioned by Italian experts, who fear that if the outbreak opens, they will rebound and call for continued closure.

Responding to mr Draghi’s government’s argument for restarting the economy, Mr Gali, head of the infectious diseases department at the Sacco Hospital in Milan, Italy, reportedly said Mr Draghi’s risk calculation was incorrect. There are currently 500,000 cases in Italy, and the true number is certainly higher than has been counted. In addition, Italy has only 23.5 doses per 100 inhabitants, and there are many elderly people who are not vaccinated. Although the current infection curve has declined, once opened, the outbreak will soon rebound.

Crisanti, head of the Department of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Padua in Italy, said coronavirus transmission capacity is still very strong and that the current consideration of reopening means that a large number of people will be infected within a month and that the summer will also be at risk of an outbreak, which should remain closed rather than open.

Mr Crisanti said Mr Draghi’s legitimate risk was an absolute political word, not a scientific one. This risk consists of two parts, namely, the probability and intensity of the risk. First of all, in terms of probability, we already know that infection will increase, not probability and probability, but necessity. In addition to the intensity, our outbreak parameters are high, now open will certainly aggravate the outbreak.

The head of Italy’s National Institute of Health, Mr. Brusafero, said Mr. Draghi’s decision was “political” and that it was clear that it was made by Mr. Draghi and his own experts to fight the pandemic. Mr Draghi faces the same situation today as his Conte government did last summer. In fact, we all know the outcome of the open market, last summer Conte’s open policy ushered in the country ushered in a second wave of outbreaks, I hope this opening will not repeat the same mistakes.