S like Health, but also Safety. Because the Copasir, the control committee of the Italian secret services, has summoned General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo to a hearing next Wednesday
After all, Parliament is dealing with the vaccination campaign day and evening. And the vaccine commissioner was heard this week by the House and Senate committees precisely for a picture of the distribution of doses. Yet, insiders point out, vaccines are indeed a question of security, and also of intelligence. It is no coincidence that the undersecretary with responsibility for Security and Intelligence attended
many of the Mise meetings with Giancarlo Giorgetti and his advisor Giovanni TriaFranco Gabrielli . Last Wednesday guest of the first Copasir meeting after more than two months of inactivity due to a stalemate between Lega and Fdi for the presidency.
Three dossiers in particular will be submitted to Palazzo San Macuto in Figliuolo, before asking the same questions, in the following hearing, to the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza .
The first: social unease. The street protests in Italian cities, many of which resulted in episodes of violence, have sounded an alarm bell at Palazzo Chigi and convinced Prime Minister Mario Draghi to endorse a partial reopening of activities starting from next April 26. But they also activated the sentries of the intelligence world.
In fact, it does not escape the fact that, if the frustration and exhaustion at the base of the demonstrations are more than legitimate, in more than one case there have been infiltrations by extremist political movements (not only far right) and a role has been played by campaigns of online disinformation. These are not speculations but warnings already present in the Annual Report of the Services presented in March.
There is also an external, or even foreign, direction to these movements
. It is a question that Copasir would like to answer. A year ago, a report by the committee on disinformation lit a beacon on the impact that online disinformation has had on riots, especially in the South, with supermarkets being attacked at the invitation of anonymously directed Facebook groups. The feeling is that you are witnessing a dejavu.
Hence the need to ask Figliuolo the reason for the delays in vaccinations, and for an unequal supply between EU countries, as shown by the comparison with Germany.
Finally, the politically hottest question: the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. More than the vaccine, there is a pounding advertising campaign, and at times propaganda, to promote a vaccine that has not yet been approved by the EMA, the agency. of the drug, nor from its Italian counterpart, Aifa.
A vaccine, above all, which at the moment will hardly be able to keep its promises. In Russia, distribution has touched a very small minority of the population, because the facilities to produce it are lacking. So much so that the investment fund that sponsors the drug, Rdif, has been knocking on the door of European pharma companies for months with briefcases and ready-made contracts.
But in Italy the plants to produce the active ingredient of the vaccine, the “bulk”, can be counted on two hands. Giorgetti is well aware of this, since he made a first mapping in Via Molise together with Aifa and Farmindustria. Just a week ago, the minister called for the expansion of the golden power to other sectors. Vaccine production falls within the new perimeter
The question is not far-fetched. Copasir’s attention is also being paid to the inexplicable activism of some regions, see Lazio and Campania, to accelerate Sputnik’s landing in Italy, complete with memorandums already signed. Scientific collaboration is sacrosanct, they reason at Palazzo San Macuto, as long as it does not lead to political interference.
The case of the memorandum between Spallanzani of Rome and the Gamaleya institute is eloquent. In the text it is written in large letters that the objective of the collaboration is “to promptly integrate Sputnik V into the Italian vaccination campaign”. A decision that, even more so in the absence of a green light from the EMA, would be up to politics, rather than to white coats.

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