“I would agree to a return of the masks indoorsbecause I have always supported their validity in the fight against Covid contagion “. Thus to time.news Salute Massimo Andreoni, head of infectious disease at the Tor Vergata Polyclinic in Rome and scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (Simit), commenting on the request of the trade union of doctors Federation Cimo-Fesmed, which calls for “the return of masks indoors and respect for isolation” to avoid “finding ourselves again in hospitals full of Covid patients”. “On the question of obligation, I see it as complicated – adds Andreoni -, why was removed, thus giving a precise message to the country. But this choice was made at a time when there were so many cases and deaths and today it seems to me that there is also an increase in some epidemiological data “, also relating to hospitalizations.
“So it is clear that the messages we send must be univocal – observes Andreoni – otherwise we commit the communication errors made in the past on the anti-Covid vaccines, first one age group then another. If the path has been chosen to remove the ‘obligation, continue, but also call the citizens to responsibility. Masks are always useful and are more useful indoors or if there is a crowded situation “.