The latest news in real time on Covid in Italy and in the world, updates today, Monday 8 November 2021. In the latest bulletin recorded in Italy 5,822 infections and 26 deaths. The Covid-19 contagion curve is growing, especially in the North East regions, where positive patients in hospitals are also increasing. Friuli Venezia Giulia, the province of Bolzano and Calabria are at risk of the yellow zone by Christmas. The government accelerates on the third doses: so far administered over 2.1 million doses, 35.40% of the audience that can have access to them. Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the CTS, speaks of a “more social” Christmas than that of 2020 and opens up to vaccinations for children who could arrive starting from December. According to Sileri, the third dose is an indispensable element to trust in a peaceful Christmas. The new protocol for the school is underway.
The situation continues to cause concern across Europe: in Austria the government of Vienna has enacted a series of restrictions for the unvaccinated after seeing a dangerous increase in cases. Infections are also on the rise in Germany where the highest incidence rate ever was recorded. In France, the compulsory mask is back in schools. Covid in the world: in Japan no deaths from Covid for the first time in 15 months.
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Third dose vaccine, Burioni explains why it is important to do it
Roberto Burioni, virologist of the San Raffaele in Milan, in his usual speech during the broadcast Che tempo che fa on Rai 3, explained why it is important to receive the third dose for the categories identified but also because it is useless to measure the antibodies before further inoculation: “There are two categories of vaccines, the one against Covid contains inert proteins. With this type of vaccine you have to do the booster, as in the case of polio , the papilloma virus and the anti-flu “.
Green Pass, Crisanti: “Green certification duration must be aligned with that of the vaccine”
“The duration of the Green pass must be aligned with that of the vaccine: most Italians were vaccinated between April and July, in a few months we risk having less safe environments, with people who are more likely to become infected and transmit the virus “, to say it is Andrea Crisanti, professor of Microbiology at the University of Padua, to the microphones of” Agora ‘”on Rai 3.” From the data currently available – recalled Crisanti – it emerges that after six months the protection of the vaccine against
the infection drops from 95 to 40% while that against disease and severe forms drops from 90 to 65% “.
Covid, Ricciardi: “Transforming the fourth wave into a wave”
The fourth wave is now underway but it must be transformed into ondina. To say this is the advisor to the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, Walter Ricciardi who, speaking to “Buongiorno” on Sky TG24, explained that the infections are increasing for three essential reasons: the arrival of winter, the lack of vaccination coverage in some countries and the attenuation of vaccination coverage in those who have been vaccinated for over six months.
Covid, in Ukraine 13,068 new cases and 473 deaths in 24 hours
In Ukraine, 13,068 new cases of Covid-19 and 473 deaths caused by the virus were recorded: the Ministry of Health reports, taken up by the Interfax agency. According to official data, 3,088,501 coronavirus cases, including 72,557 deaths, have been detected in about 42 million inhabitants since the beginning of the epidemic in Ukraine.
Covid, the plan to avoid Christmas closures. Sileri: “Third dose, an indispensable element”
According to the Undersecretary of Health Pier Paolo Sileri, from now until Christmas it is inevitable “to foresee other victims and other hospitalized among the unvaccinated. But hospitals should not go into trouble”. But Sileri is optimistic trust in a peaceful Christmas “thanks to the many who get immunized and thanks to the green pass”, which will remain mandatory everywhere, for many months to come. In an interview with Corsera he explains that the hard line chosen by the government allows us to imagine Christmas holidays with greater sociality than last year: “In this plan, the third dose becomes an indispensable element, as does vaccination for under 12s”.
Vaia (Spallanzani): “Enlarge vaccination obligation for some categories”
The situation, according to Francesco Vaia, director of Spallanzani in Rome, seems to be under control despite the increase in infections, but to obtain definitive improvements it is necessary to extend “the vaccination obligation to all categories of workers who have relations with the public” , such as those who work in large and small distribution, journalists, politicians or those who work in public transport. According to Vaia, the government should also engage in more effective communication that conveys the importance of vaccinating against Covid.
Covid vaccine, 83.57% in Italy have completed the vaccination cycle
The vaccine doses administered in Italy are 90,897,991. The people who received the third additional dose were 344,787, 39.03% of the population potentially subject to the additional dose, while those who received the booster dose are 1,819,261, 35.46% of the population subject to the booster dose who has completed the vaccination cycle for at least six months. People who have had at least one dose are 46,742,826, 86.54% of the over 12 population while those who have completed the vaccination cycle are 45,134,069, 83.57% of the over 12 population.
Usa, borders reopen: entry allowed only to vaccinated people
Starting today, Monday 8 November, the United States has put an end to the closure of land and air borders decreed in March 2020, but only for those who have completed the vaccination cycle. So go ahead in the country also for international travelers as long as they are immunized: they will have to present the vaccine test before boarding, together with the negative result of a test for Covid conducted in the three days prior to the trip.
Lockdown for the unvaccinated, Locatelli: “Measure not applicable in Italy”
Infections in Europe continue to increase as explained by the latest WHO monitoring, the World Health Organization. For this reason, Austria has introduced a sort of selective lockdown for the unvaccinated, or a series of restrictions that will only apply to those who are not yet immunized. Those who do not have the vaccine will not be able to enter restaurants, personal care centers, clubs, hotels, gyms and cinemas. In Italy, according to the coordinator of the Technical Scientific Committee and president of the Superior Health Council Franco Locatelli, this is not a viable path: “Both in concrete operational terms and in terms of compatibility with constitutional rights, I think it is quite problematic so I do not think it is a solution. that can be proposed in our country they do not make the measure considerable“.
Ten million Italians traveling for Christmas, Locatelli (Cts): “It will be a Christmas with more sociality”
According to Coldiretti, that of 2021 will not be a Christmas like that of 2020, when many have given up moving: the first forecasts speak of 10 million Italians traveling during the Christmas holidays to reach relatives, friends or to take a vacation. “It will be a Christmas characterized by greater sociality”, said the coordinator of Cts Locatelli. But the risk of new closures has not yet been averted.
Third vaccine dose, Mantovani: “It must be done to protect oneself and others”
“The third dose must be administered to protect oneself and the people around”, says Professor Alberto Mantovani, scientific director of the Humanitas Institute in Milan, who in an interview with Corsera explains the importance of continuing with a third doses of the anti-Covid vaccine mainly in light of what scientific data suggest and then because it is essential to protect us.
Vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, Sileri: “I hope that at least half do so”
The only way to stem a rise in infections is the administration of a third dose, according to Undersecretary of Health Sileri who in an interview with Corsera also takes stock of vaccines for children between the ages of 5 and 11. “I expect resistance. Even between the ages of 12 and 15, after all, the percentage of vaccinated people is lower. But, as a doctor, I hope at least half of the 3.2 million Italians between the ages of 5 and 11, yes vaccines. Even before blocking the circulation of the virus, in the interest of children “, he explained.
In Japan, no deaths from Covid in the last 24 hours: it is the first time in 15 months
Japan records 162 new infections on Sunday 7 November, but no deaths from Covid-19. This is the first time this has happened in 15 months. The last day without deaths was recorded on August 2, 2020, while the daily peak of deaths was recorded in mid-May, with a death toll exceeding 200. In Japan, 73% of the population has been vaccinated against Covid-19.
The latest news on Coronavirus Covid-19 today, Monday 8 November
In the latest Coronavirus bulletin in Italy from the Ministry of Health, 5,822 new cases of Covid-19 were reported. The swabs carried out were 491,962 with the positivity rate stood at 1.37%, there were another 26 deaths. The region with the most cases currently is Campania. Here are the cases Region by Region.
Emilia Romagna: +565
Friuli-Venezia Giulia: +205
P.A Bolzano: +163
P.A Trento: +39
Aosta Valley: +20