“I hope that in May we will find ourselves in a better solution than today, without prejudice to the precautions necessary. I don't want to instill optimism, I have to rely on the data”. These are the words of the head of the Civil Protection Angelo Borrelli spoken during the usual press conference to do the situation on the course of the coronavirus epidemic. Borrelli, answering journalists' questions, clearly said that it is still not possible to make predictions, but that if the trend of contagions continues to decline, there is a good chance that in May we will enter the so-called “phase two” of the emergency, that of a coexistence with the disease. “Since March 27, we have seen a reduction in the number of inpatients and accesses in intensive care. The curve of the infections is stabilizing, I don't know when the real decrease will begin, but I can say that we must keep our attention high. so that new dangerous outbreaks can be created “. The head of the Civil Protection therefore reiterated how fundamental it is at this stage to continue to respect the government's indications, avoiding leaving the house when not strictly necessary.
Sergio Iavicoli (Inail): “9.7% of the infected are health workers”
The press conference was also attended by Dr. Sergio Iavicoli, director of the Inail medicine, epidemiology, occupational hygiene and environmental department, who gave a brief focus on work and health. “We must guarantee our support to all the healthcare workers involved. 9.7 percent of the total coronavirus infections are among doctors and nurses”, said Iavicoli, explaining how the attention must be maximum also for all the other professions: those who work in factories, men of law enforcement and the armed forces and those of the public administration: “INAIL will guarantee insurance coverage for all workers infected with the coronavirus. We are preparing a psychological support service for health workers in burnout “. When at the restart of production activities, the INAIL manager made it clear that solutions are being studied and that – in addition to providing masks to workers – it will be necessary to think of a different organization of work, providing for respect for social distancing and hygiene “.