Rome, June 22, 2021 – La Delta variant Covid runs where vaccinations struggle. With 546 new deaths linked to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the Russia hit its highest daily casualty record since February 11. According to the health authorities, on the last day there were 16,715 new cases. Moscow is experiencing the most critical situation: 6,555 new infections it’s a absolute record of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic: 86 in the last 24 hours. Almost 90% of new infections in the capital are related to mutation, the so-called Indian, said the mayor Sergei Sobyanin, who has launched new restrictions in the hope of containing the virus: from June 28, only the vaccinated, those who have had Covid in the last six months and those who have carried out a negative swab in the last 72 hours you can eat in the cafes or restaurants of the city. “Immunization can occur through both vaccination and recovery from Covid, but the reality that discrimination will become inevitable,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov said. Although Russia was the first country in the world to have registered a Covid vaccine, it is Sputnik V, the immunization campaign is proceeding slowly.
Israel, the infections date back
In Israel the rapid growth of Covid infections, mostly attributed to the Delta variant, has alarmed health authorities. After several weeks in which the daily number of new infections was less than 10, in the last few days one has been registered rapid acceleration and yesterday the total of new cases was 125, mostly between teenagers. The ministry of health has recommended vaccinating young people aged 12-15. “We have already vaccinated 23,000, with a first dose, without noticing significant repercussions,” the director general of the ministry Chezi Levy told the Ynet website. According to the press, their vaccinations are expected to be completed by the end of July. The entry of new variants into Israel is attributed to visits by people to countries at risk. At the moment, according to Levy, the most dangerous are six: Russia, India, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa. The authorities appeal to the population not to go to those states at all. Lobligation to wear a mask was revoked last week in Israel. The medical director therefore anticipated that the ministry will soon issue a directive recommending that the protective device be worn in all schools and academic institutions, as well as in areas where outbreaks have emerged in recent days.
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Last week’s data on the pandemic in UK appear “encouraging” despite the rebound in infections fueled by the Delta variant – said the Minister of Health, Matt Hancock – underlining that on the one hand the increase seems to slow down, on the other hand the number of hospital admissions follows a “slower” progression “and the number of daily deaths remains on average” very low. “We must remain vigilant and observe the data in particular from next week”, Hancock pointed out, underlining however how the acceleration of vaccines is proving to be “effective” against this too. In the country so far about 75 million vaccine doses, with 60% of the entire adult population fully vaccinated and 82% immunized with at least one dose. While the latest elaborations by the British National Health Service now indicate an efficacy of 75% of both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines on reducing the risk of hospitalization of people infected with the Delta variant even after a single dose: a more comforting indication than the data of studies previous.
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