Lots of high-fiving about this on social media this morning, as it’s obviously wonderful news if true. But is it true?
Three things about it make me suspicious. One is the vagueness. What does he mean, specifically, that the virus is losing its potency? Two is the fact that Italian health officials don’t agree and are warning people not to underestimate the ongoing risk. And third is that the doctor packaged his assessment of the virus with a political take about lockdowns, insisting that Italy needs to get back to normal and that “[s]omeone has to take responsibility for terrorizing the country.” Is politics influencing his assessment of the threat?
This guy was also Berlusconi’s doctor for 30 years, for what it’s worth.