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Fight anti-science drift says Mattarella

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 18 – President Sergio Mattarella urged
people Monday to fight an “antiscientic drift which is blocking
the future and bringing everything back to the past” in Italy,
referring to the anti-vax movement, saying that “we owe a lot to
science”.
   
“The vaccines are a feather in the cap of science, let’s not
forget that out of respect for the dead,” he told students and
teachers at the inauguration of the academic year at Pisa
University.
   
Referring to recent violent incidents, Mattarella said they
aroused “surprise and dismay”.
   
He said “they seem to want to obstruct the country’s recovery,
which instead must be carried towards a successful end.”
Mattarella referred to “violent acts of aggressive protest”.
   
A neo-fascist-led mob ransacked the headquarters of Italy’s
biggest and mos leftwing trade union during an anti-vax protest
in Rome two weeks ago. (ANSA).
   

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