“Avoiding vaccines means putting people's lives at risk”

Editorial team 06 September 2021 08:12

Covid and vaccinations in Italy. The appeal of the Head of State Sergio Mattarella is to get immunized. The concept of “health as a public good”, he said yesterday during the inauguration of the academic year of the University of Pavia, allows us to underline the “call to social responsibility and the moral and civic duty of vaccination. This is the tool that the scientific community has delivered with great speed to defeat the virus and which is allowing us to overcome the economic and social consequences “of the pandemic. “Freedom cannot be invoked to escape vaccination, as a license to endanger the health and life of others”, says the Head of State. “Those who pretend not to be vaccinated, with the exception of those who cannot do it, and to lead a normal life, attending shared places of work, education and leisure, actually force all senior citizens to limit their freedom, give up a prospect of normality of life “, he stressed. Threats and violence against categories such as doctors and journalists, says Mattarella, are “a serious alarming phenomenon, they must be firmly opposed, sanctioned with due rigor to protect those, who are the vast majority of citizens, have adopted responsible behavior, sensing a common duty to solidarity”.

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