“I think that the peak has not yet been reached… The disease is still developing,” Sirchia said.
According to him, the phenomenon of this disease did not appear at a certain moment, so it is impossible to say exactly when it will end.
“This is a dynamic situation that is developing and continues to grow, we can’t say when it will peak and start to decline,” he added.
The former head of the Ministry of Health noted that the Italian government suddenly found itself “in the middle of a storm” and did everything possible to cope with it and solve the problem.
“I think everyone has made a huge effort to stop the epidemic,” Sirchia said, noting that the main problem for both Italy and other Western countries remains the fact that they did not comply with international recommendations to prepare for what is happening.
“There was no risk management anywhere, despite constant recommendations from the main international authorities and international agencies,” Sirchia said.
According to him, conducting a risk analysis would help to understand what epidemics exist around, and assess the possibility of their impact on your country.