Despite all the efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Italy, health officials are concerned that the number of cases are already out of control.
Perhaps what troubles health officials the most is that they have strictly followed the advise of experts like Dr. Fauci: "Face masks in public places have been compulsory for months, social distancing is strongly enforced, nightclubs have never reopened, and sporting arenas are at less than a third of the capacity. Children who are back at school are regularly tested and strict social distanced". But a "second wave" seems to be unstoppable, and the sacrifices during the summer months are lost now.
Experts say that the increase in infection could also be due to increased testing.
In an address to the Italian Senate, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said, "We can't use the same strategy to find the second wave as we did in spring...Now we're in a different situation that we were in March". Schools will remain open, and no full lockowns will be imposed in Italy.
Editor's Note: This article highlights to us the reality that the new coronavirus was not meant to be controlled or eradicated. Lockdowns, masking, and social distancing do not prevent transmission.
Governments will do well by going back to the science, and understanding how viruses behave [we recommend you watch this video from Ivor Cummings to get an idea about the science of coronaviruses The truth about COVID-19: What data and science tells us].
Moreover, we would like to highlight Conte's statement that the strategy used in March for controlling the coronavirus should no longer be used today. This, for us, necessitates the adoption of a targeted solution, such as that promoted by The Great Barrington Declaration [The Great Barrington Declaration: Life must return to normal for the healthy, the vulnerable must be protected]. All coronavirus measures imposed on general populations, particularly the young and healthy, must now be lifted.
Governments should now focus their resources in protecting at-risk populations.
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