«Positive quarantine, towards the stop“. This was stated by Undersecretary for Health Andrea Costa. The measure that provides for home isolation for those who test positive for Covid, therefore, could have days numbered. Costa speaks of a new phase of “necessary coexistence with Covid”, explaining that a measure that goes in this direction could arrive soon.
But the hypothesis of “free all»Was rejected by the president of the National Federation of Medical Orders (Fnomceo) Filippo Anelli. Not only. The possibility of a stop to quarantine for the positives also divides the experts.
The virus, in fact, continues to circulate driven by the new sub-variant Omicron 5. In yesterday’s bulletin, Thursday 16 June, the new cases in the 24 hours were 36,573. The day before it was 31,885. The victims are 64, an increase compared to 48 in the previous 24 hours. There are 194,676 swabs carried out, with a positivity rate that shoots 18.7%. But Costa reiterates: «I think we are very close to saying goodbye to the isolation of the positives». Let’s go into detail.
“Positive quarantine towards the stop,” Costa’s position
The measure that provides for home isolation for those who test positive for Sars-CoV-2 could have days numbered. This was announced by Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa «in the optics – explains – of a necessary coexistence with Covid».
Costa continues: «I believe that we are very close to this goal, that is, the stop to home isolation for the positives. On the other hand, the goal is to coexist with the virus and if we talk about coexistence we can only remove the isolation for the positives.. I trust that in the coming weeks we will also arrive at this choice, which would be a further step towards normality. I believe that the days are also numbered to arrive at this type of measure».
But the hypothesis of free all has cashed in nipping of the president of the National Federation of Medical Orders (Fnomceo) Filippo Anelli: «The positives are increasing and the decline in hospitalizations is holding back. The circulation of the virus is very high and from today there are no longer the mandatory masks and therefore the possibility that the infections will increase is real. I therefore recommend a lot of caution, especially out of solidarity with the most vulnerable who could be infected. The advice is to reflect before making decisions of this kind, because at the moment there are no conditions for such a decision».
The infectious disease specialist is also on the same line Massimo Galli: «I would still keep my foot on the brake quite a bit. The numbers of the last few days, starting from the data of the last monitoring of the Gimbe Foundation, cannot in fact leave us calm and indicate a reversal of the pandemic trend, with infections and deaths that have started to rise again. We are facing a possible resurgence of the pandemic, dictated by the more infectious variant Omicron 5and we are unable to say now what the fallout will be on hospitals, so I would advise caution».
And he concludes: “We are all looking for a return to normality but the data are objective and advise caution. Eliminating home isolation for positives would jeopardize the safety of the most fragile subjects. In fact, the data show that the latest variants are not harmless and those who do not fully respond to vaccination, such as some categories of fragile patients, can also become seriously ill.».
The epidemiological situation in Italy
In yesterday’s bulletin, Thursday 16 June 2022, the new infections in the 24 hours were 36,573, against the 31,885 of the previous day. The victims are 64, up from 48 on Wednesday. A total of 194,676 swabs were carried out, with a positivity rate that jumped to 18.7%. Intensive care and daily hospitalizations are also increasing.