Rome, 21 June 2021 – 45,909,953 doses of vaccine against Covid-19 administered in Italy, 92.5% of the total delivered, amounting to 49,643,243 so far (in detail, 33,693,722 Pfizer-BioNTech , 4.540.104 Moderna, 9.667.416 Vaxzevria-AstraZeneca and 1.742.001 Janssen). The vaccinated who have completed the cycle are 15,725,517, 28.99% of the population over 12. This is what we read in the online report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency updated at 21.09 yesterday evening, 20 June.
Meanwhile, on the data front, it was yesterday 881 the positives coronavirus in Italy in the last 24 hours (yesterday 1,197) on 150,522 swabs carried out; On the other hand, 17 victims (yesterday 28), the number of people hospitalized in intensive care decreases by 5 (now 389). This is what emerged from the daily bulletin on the coronavirus issued by Civil Protection and the Ministry of Health.
The cases since the beginning of the epidemic are 4,252,976, the deaths 127,270. The discharged and healed are instead 4,037,996, with an increase of 2,304 compared to yesterday, while the currently positive drop to 87,710, down 1,440 in the last 24 hours. There are 84,877 people in home isolation.
Tuscany, only 55 new cases in 24 hours
There are only 55 new coronavirus cases registered on Sunday 20 June. The positive rate on the first tampons instead settles at 1.4%. This is what the Region records in the data of the bulletin.
Coronavirus Bulletin Tuscany June 20, the numbers
Almost all of the country in white area and no curfew from tomorrow and – perhaps – very soon without the obligation to wear a mask outdoors. The latest symbol of Covid is also about to fall in Italy, but the definitive date on this provision will not arrive before next week and once again it will be the Scientific Technical Committee to provide its opinion to the Government. Gradually, public transport also returns to almost normalcy, where in some already white Regions – such as Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Piedmont – the bus capacity has also been increased, passing from 50% to 80%.
Masks, hot topic
The need to establish “modalities and terms of the permanence of the obligation to wear respiratory protective devices in the open” remains the priority currently being discussed at national level. After the announcement of Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who had anticipated the request for an evaluation to the CTS, it was then the same Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, to formally ask scientists for an official and definitive opinion. The experts will meet next week for a first meeting, from which it is not yet clear whether a single pronouncement can already emerge.
The possible dates
On the end of the mask obligation – for the moment only in open spaces unless you are in a situation in which it is impossible to guarantee the spacing – there are already some possible dates and the front of who pushes for the beginning of July, perhaps on the 5th, or in any case no later than the 12th of next month. The hypothesis would be to speed up the timing of the decision, but there is also a lot of caution due to the spread of the variants, on which there will be more certainties only in the coming weeks. However, it seems certain that you can only be without a mask in outdoor places and where there is no risk of gathering because, otherwise, it will definitely be worn. Indirect pressure on the issue has come in recent days due to similar measures announced in Spain (since June 26) or already in force in France since last Thursday.
In the rest of Europe, however, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Switzerland and some German landers have never been obliged, as in the United Kingdom. The Technical Scientific Committee is also called upon to decide on the opening of the discos, a subject on which – after a first meeting – the CTS reserved further investigations: this reopening could also be ordered by the Government from the beginning of July and certainly with the obligation of green pass.
Waiting for the last region, Val D’Aosta, to be added to the rest of the country in the white zone on 28 June, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Marche, the Province of Bolzano, Sicily and Tuscany also entered today from next Monday. in the lowest risk range. The march towards the exit from the pandemic – on which much caution remains, however – is geared: in the last 24 hours there are 1,197 new infections and 28 victims, with the positive rate stable at 0.5% and only 10 admissions to therapy intensive (394 currently across the country). But some governors, with the start of the tourist season, are already running for cover against the mutations of the virus: recalling the national provisions, the president of Puglia, Michele Emiliano, clarifies that “for abroad there are very strict measures for those coming from Countries that have a resurgence of variants ». From today – according to the order of Hope – those arriving from the United Kingdom, where the Delta variant is rampant, will have to undergo a five-day quarantine. However, the threats of the virus do not come only from abroad. An outbreak involving 34 inmates was identified in the Taranto prison: a situation that made it necessary to screen the 670 restricted people in the same institution.
The vaccine theme
“Let’s read the results like this: it is normal that out of the 7 vaccines we developed in a year and that arrived later, two had problems. CureVac on effectiveness “, which was 47%, below expectations and below the indicative success threshold,” ea Sanofi which had technical problems and delays. On the other side we have 5 other vaccines, if we also include Novavax which has had great results, which work great. If all 7 had worked, I would have said we would have had impossible luck as mankind. This is all normal. It is normal that out of 3 mRna vaccines one has a problem. It’s not a drama. ”So at Adnkronos Salute Sergio Abrignani, immunologist of the State University of Milan and member of the technical-scientific committee for the coronavirus emergency, comments on the interim results communicated by CureVac.
“We’ll see what it is. There may be at least 5-6 reasons why vaccines don’t work in phase 3. We’ll see if it’s due to the formulation, dosage, or overestimated phase 1 data. The company probably already knows that. I worked for 20 years in the field of vaccines and I can say that it is perfectly normal for someone to fall into phase 3, or have a problem with phase 1 like Sanofi. Luckily the first vaccine we had worked great. Otherwise I imagine the depression we would have tried in that context if there were any problems. Today is different. We have vaccines. ” Now CureVac could “correct the shot and get to the finish line, but we have to understand what the problem is. Everything is repairable, it depends on how long it takes”, Abrignani reasons. “One of the problems to which CureVac’s under-expected result was attributed is the presence of variants but the answer is that Novavax worked 60-70% even against the South African variant which is among the most problematic. And Pfizer also against. Indian in Gb seems to have an efficacy of 79-80%. On CureVac we await the definitive data. But remember that it is not a drama, we have enough vaccines and others will arrive such as Novavax and Sanofi. The ones we have now are fantastic and they are increasing production capacity “.
Salvini wants to remove the masks outdoors
“I will talk about it with Draghi, it will certainly be our proposal. If all of Europe is going in this direction, even in reality less well off than us, we must also consider this opportunity”. Thus the leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, answering the question whether he will explicitly ask Prime Minister Draghi to remove the obligation of outdoor masks, as happens today in France. Salvini told ‘Radio too’, broadcast on Rai Radio 1.
The state of emergency
“I am absolutely in favor of the extension of the state of emergency. It is not over, although we are certainly in a positive phase. But, in the world, the pandemic is still there. In 2021 it caused more deaths than in 2020. So we will have to continue. to be careful “. Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, told Adnkronos Health about the possible extension, to December 31st, of the state of emergency expiring on July 31st.
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