“We have done over 200,000 third doses; on the over 80s at the weekend we will be a good point “. The regional councilor for health Simone Bezzini said this during his speech in the debate “Future health: will it still be a right for everyone?” which was held for the Festival of health.
“Our goal has always been to guarantee the vaccine to everyone – he continues -, so in the summer we worked with voluntary associations, with cultural mediators to intercept those who were not included in the health lists, those who had difficulty receiving information and the homeless. The more you vaccinate, the more you secure the community. Each of us must be aware that to protect the most fragile segments of the community it is necessary to vaccinate all of us ”.
He was joined by H. Em Augusto Paolo Lojudice, Cardinal and Archbishop of Siena, Fabrizio Landi, president of Tls and Elisa Baciotti, director of Oxfam Campaigns. The meeting opened with a video that recounts the Roman experience of doctors who work for the poor, foreigners and especially children not included in the national health system.
The clip was food for thought for Lojudice: “In Rome I carried out the priestly ministry in 5 districts from the most affluent to those like Tor Bella Monaca, there are difficult situations as is normal in a metropolis where millions of people land. Siena is a smaller reality where however there are problems, there is a great commitment on the part of voluntary associations but I believe that an increasingly effective coordination is necessary to give dignity to what we do. There is a network that works and must be attentive to particularities “.
“Lavoriamo has brought concrete aid to the South of the world and also to Italy; we were born in Arezzo and we have also operated in this area. Community centers can guarantee access to psychological and practical support services and help for children. We have campaigned to ensure access to vaccines and treatments for Covid aimed at those who risked being isolated ”, these are the words of Baciotti.
Fabrizio Landi, on the other hand, spoke of how important it will be, in addition to the vaccine, to have medicines that can tackle this disease: “Viruses and bacteria are the main cause of death but the West has forgotten about these risks in the last 30 years, it has had the presumption to think they are immune to new pandemics. The problem today is to make health care solidarity and to prevent new epidemics. We are experimenting with monoclonals that will be the cure for the future. The covid will not disappear quickly – he says -, it will last 30-40 years, so we will have to continue to vaccinate for protection and have medicines that will allow us to recover in 7 days if we have contracted the virus. This will free us from the next lockdown. However, it is necessary that the diffusion of treatments also arrive in Third World countries ”.