The news that the director of the Galeazzi Hospital in Milan, Fabrizio Preliasco, is of the opinion that in this phase it is safer to postpone the treatments of unvaccinated patients, unless it is an emergency, has caused a sensation in Italy.
New vulnerable group
Asked to comment on a series of reports, Preliasko stressed that, in fact, unvaccinated patients are a new vulnerable group and their admission to the hospital could endanger all citizens being treated in hospital wards.
"We treat vaccinated patients when they have urgent health problems. When they do not belong to the emergencies we postpone their treatments. "We hope they can come to the hospital in a month, when the coronavirus cases will not be on the rise," added the Italian virology professor.
It became a target
According to the press, due to his position, this scientist became the target of provocations and threats from vaccinators and deniers.
Some even posted his home address and phone number on the Internet.
Many commentators, however, say that because of the attitude of citizens who refuse to be vaccinated, with the new wave of the pandemic, examinations and treatments of many cancer patients have been postponed, who are in danger of having an impact on their health condition.