Lazio doctor Ivo Pulcini has shed light on the inconsistent Covid-19 test case ahead of the new date in court.
Writing in the columns of Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Italian doctor explained the situation and highlighted various important elements of the case.
It’s time for clarity. Important premise: a doubtful positive test followed by a negative test makes the doubt fall.
They are both negative, according to the Scientific Committee of the AMCLI (Association of Italian Clinical Microbiologists).
This simple premise is enough to understand that: the protocol was not violated, despite the difficulties and confusion for an emergency with precedent.
He confirmed that no Lazio player that ever tested positive played or trained with the squad.
Unfounded accusations lead to wrong judgments and people with prejudices and mental reservations, worse if in bad faith, take advantage, with little professionalism, to make media furor.
No positive or doubtful positive player has ever played or trained, let alone infected someone.
The tests of 26 October were negative, as confirmed by the most experienced scientific advisors.
The false positives could have played against both Bruges and Juventus; let alone against Torino!
Unfortunately, the accusatory system is based not on positive tests ascertained by the doctor, but on doubtful or, better, false positive tests against about 70 negative tests taken every 4 days from May 22 to October 26, 2020.
Lazio and president Claudio Lotito were accused of breaking protocol and allowing players who tested positive to feature in league matches, like the infamous game against Torino last year.
The court case has dragged on for a full 12 months now and will continue to rumble on a little more, with another date in court set for later this month.
CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia accepted elements of both Lotito and the two Lazio doctors’ appeals, allowing the case to bounce back to the Federal Court of Appeal.