‘Nobody dies of covid-19’, says president of Sampdoria when asking for public return


Massimo Ferrero also criticizes scientists, claiming that they spread uncertainty to the population

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Massimo Ferrero, president of Sampdoria, the team that disputes the first division of the Italian Championship, defended the return of the public to the stadiums in the country’s football this Wednesday. So much so that it even minimized the potential of covid-19 to take lives to argue.

“It is possible to reopen the stadiums with 30% of the capacity. Nobody dies from covid-19. We respect the virus, but we must not exaggerate. We have the means to overcome this,” said the director during an interview with Radio Capital.

Worldwide, deaths from coronavirus have already exceeded one million. In Italy, there are more than 370 thousand cases and 36 thousand deaths. Although it was one of the hardest hit in the first wave of the disease in Europe, the country is coping well with the second wave so far.

“Scientists say different things on television. Uncertainty ends people’s minds. Hospitals will be empty, but hospices will be full,” criticized Ferrero.

The manager’s request probably has economic reasons: with the return of the public, the teams return to profit from the sale of tickets and other items sold on match days. Some European countries have already reopened, such as Germany and Russia.


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