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Giorgio Guzzetta at “TiramiScience”

July 6, 2020

The FBK researcher took part in the live streaming discussion on the ongoing pandemic and epidemiological models

Giorgio Guzzetta, a researcher in mathematical models for infectious diseases at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, was the guest of the latest episode of “TiramiScience“, a series of online meetings dedicated to science and dissemination, created during the Covid-19 lockdown. Guzzetta, who during these health crisis months worked together with the DPCS research group   (led by Stefano Merler) in close contact with the National Institute of Health and the Ministry of Health, explained the meaning and significance of epidemiological models, including also their historical evolution.

As expected, references to the ongoing pandemic were made. Of particular interest is a passage in which Guzzetta listed the many issues that are not clear yet, such as the role of asymptomatic infections, the seriousness of both short and long term consequences of the disease, seasonality (is the virus actually less aggressive in warm seasons?) and immunity, a very delicate aspect in view of future evolution. In this regard, Guzzetta stressed that the risk condition could go on for many months, hence the importance of adapting to the current situation and adopting preventive and monitoring measures (including the Immuni app).

See the full episode below.