‘Science’ hails Burioni – English – Agenzia ANSA

‘Science’ hails Burioni – English – Agenzia ANSA

(ANSA) – Milan, January 3 – The Science journal has hailed
Italian scientist Roberto Burioni for his long battle against
anti-vaxxers or vaccine sceptics.
    It said Burioni, an academic, researcher and virologist at
Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, was a welcome voice “in a country
where the government has sometimes promoted dubious medical
practices”, referring to former positions espoused by the ruling
anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S).
    A long article went back over the cases that led to Burioni
becoming a star on Italian social networks and other media.
    “Burioni has become the staunch defender of scientific
evidence on vaccines and other health issues, as well as a
rigorous critic of pseudoscience,” Science said.
    Stressing the media success of the virologist, underscored by
the growing number of followers on social networks and the sales
of his books, which are now bestsellers, the long article said “a voice like Burioni’s, an expert who does not see the need to
moderate his words or tolerate idiots, was clearly what many
Italians were waiting for”.