Gimbe: “Contagion slows down, but tampons and target vaccines collapse is a mirage”

Gimbe: “Contagion slows down, but tampons and target vaccines collapse is a mirage”
Gimbe: “Contagion slows down, but tampons and target vaccines collapse is a mirage”
The infection slows down, but the number of tampons collapses. On the vaccination front, the change of pace quantified by the extraordinary commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo in 500 thousand administrations per day “remains a mirage for now”. The protection of the elderly and the frail is seriously delayed – only 36.8% of the over 80s have been vaccinated with two doses, while in the 70-79 age group only 2.2% have completed the vaccination cycle. There is a lack of public reporting on extremely vulnerable people and “the fire trial in April is made even more difficult by the AstraZeneca affair”. This is what the Gimbe Foundation notes in the weekly monitoring based on data from3March 1 al April 6, 2021.

Compared to the previous seven days, there is a decrease of the new cases (125,695 da 141.396), a slight decline of the number ofi dead (2.868 gives 3.000), fromi positive (555,705 from 562.832) e of people in home isolation (522,625 from 529,885). The hospitalizations in the ordinary wards were substantially stable (29.337 gives 29.231) e in those of therapya intensivea (3.743 gives 3.716). In hospitals, the alert remains high, in 8 regions there is a saturation beyond the alarm threshold of the ordinary wards, while there are 14 regions in which the occupancy limit of intensive care is exceeded. “Worrying – reads the report – the exceeding of 50% in Piedmont, the Autonomous Province of Trento, Marche, Valle d’Aosta, with a peak of 60% in Lombardy.

As regards the vaccination campaign, as of April 7, 14,017,310 doses were delivered to the Regions, equal to 89.3% of the doses envisaged for the first trimester.

Almost 90% of the expected vaccines are delivered, “even if – underlines the president of” Gimbe “, Nino Cartabellotta – it should be remembered that the first version of the vaccination plan provided for more than double the doses, as many as 28.3 million”. Nearly a third of the first quarter supplies (4.37 million doses) have been delivered in the past two weeks.“With a similar distribution, in the coming months ltarget of 500,000 vaccines per day is likely to be disregarded, even if – the report highlights – the vaccine portfoliofor the second quarter, 52.5 million doses of which over 1.5 million are already on paperat delivered by Pfizer.

Between cuts in supplies, temporary stop at AstraZeneca and quarterly deliveries last minute– Cartabellotta points out – the March numbers are far from the objectives of the Figliuolo plan, which envisaged reaching 210,000 administrations per day in the middleat March and 300,000 by 23 March “. And “the 500,000 administrations a day from 15 April are still a mirage that risks further slowdowns due to any restrictions and, above all, individual mistrust of the AstraZeneca vaccine”.

Al 7 April has3,593,223 million people (6% of the population) completed the vaccination cycle with the second dose, with significant regional differences: from 7.7% in Piedmont to 4.7% in Campania and Sardinia.Of the more than 4.4 million over 80s, 1,627,429 (36.8%) completed the vaccination course and 1,264,690 (28.6%) received the first dose only.

Of the more than 5.9 million between the ages of 70 and 79, only 131,931 (2.2%) completed the vaccination course and 853,458 (14.3%) received the first dose only. For extremely vulnerable people and those with severe disabilities it is “impossible to carry out analyzes – specifies the Foundation – in the absence of a specific reporting category for the vaccines administered”.

For Cartabellotta “we are in full third wave and there are no home therapies of documented efficacy that can be used on a large scale to reduce hospitalizations” while “on the vaccine front, the pace of the campaign is still far from the objectives set for April by the Figliuolo plan, the AstraZeneca case risks causing further slowdowns, the vaccination coverage of the elderly is still insufficient and that of frail subjects is not known “.

Meanwhile, there is talk of reopening, “but – concludes Cartabellotta – no structural interventions have been implemented nIt’s at the health level (enhancement of monitoring and tracing) nIt’s (for example reorganization of means of transport or ventilation of schools and public places) at system level “.

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