Christmas “does not worry us, obviously always keeping an eye on the numbers, but the current situation of the vaccinated in Italy, as well as the use of the Green pass with the connected diagnostics will keep the situation under control”. Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri told Rainews 24. Yet, fears of possible new closures for the most anticipated period of the year exist and are beginning to spread among Italians. The contagion curve continues to increase and it now seems clear that we are fully within the fourth wave.
Covid, the government’s plan to save Christmas
And there is already talk of a “plan to save Christmas”, as Repubblica does on the front page of today. “The key, as usual, are vaccines. The government considers them the only antidote to the fourth wave. To the virus that reappears, although for now less than in the rest of Europe. The guarantee for a Christmas without particular restrictions. For this, prepare a strategy in three steps. The first: within a few days, extend the third dose to the over 50s. The second: vaccinate no less than 50% of the 3.3 million children between 5 and 11 since December Finally: administer the third dose to all Italians, probably starting from February “, reads the newspaper.
Concern in Veneto
Particular concerns come from the Veneto. “If it is a trend I begin to worry”, explains Governor Luca Zaia, who now does not rule out an increase in the level of risk in the region: “if we continue like this – he says – in a few weeks some color change could happen. So why throw away the work of months to eat chestnuts in the square? “. That the level of attention has risen again is also confirmed by the numerous appeals, which have returned to multiply as months ago. “Gatherings and participation in parties should be avoided, if there are no masks”, Locatelli warns, while Speranza adds that the latter remain mandatory indoors, but must be used in all cases where there is a risk of crowding.
The Truth: “The vaccine only partially protects, even those who have received two doses are hospitalized with severe symptoms”
And the extension of the state of emergency after 31 December is already taken for granted. In short, the recipe is vaccines. Yet, according to the Truth, claiming that an unvaccinated epidemic is underway would be “a hoax”. Maurizio Belpietro writes it on the front page, who claims that the data from the Higher Institute of Health show that it is not true that no vaccinated person has ended up in intensive care. “The serum is needed, it contains the effects of Covid, but unfortunately it only partially protects (even from death), writes the Truth. According to the newspaper,” in the last week of October 10% of patients with severe symptoms had already received two doses. Why are you trying to hide reality? “Asks Belpietro.