How much does the vaccine really protect? The numbers of the latest report updated on 8 September by the Higher Institute of Health reaffirm that the vaccination campaign is the first weapon to avoid contagions and closures: in addition to a strong reduction in the risk of Sars-CoV-2 virus infection in people fully vaccinated compared to unvaccinated ones, with a decrease of 77%, even for deaths and hospitalizations in intensive care (-96%) and hospitalizations (-93%) numbers are on the side of the vaccine.
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The last 30-day hospitalization rate for unvaccinated people is about nine times higher than for full-cycle vaccinated (219.1 versus 24.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 population). Among the Over 80 in the last 30 days, the rate of ICU admissions of full-cycle vaccinated people is thirteen times lower than the unvaccinated (1.1 versus 14.8 per 100,000 inhabitants) while the death rate is fifteen times higher in the unvaccinated compared to vaccinated with full cycle (76.2 against 5.0 per 100,000 inhabitants).
meanwhile Sicily remains yellow and the other regions in the white zone. The data from the Iss-Ministry of Health monitoring draft examined by the control room did not indicate situations of further deterioration for the island which, despite some concerns in recent days, does not risk a passage in the orange zone. The improvement of the parameters has also secured some other regions such as Sardinia and Calabria which together with the others remain white.