outbreaks in the Northeast on the rise; J&J vaccine, additional dose required after 6 months

outbreaks in the Northeast on the rise; J&J vaccine, additional dose required after 6 months
outbreaks in the Northeast on the rise; J&J vaccine, additional dose required after 6 months

The latest news in real time on Covid in Italy and in the world, the updates of today, Thursday 4 November 2021 on vaccines and Green pass. The bulletin with the infections on Wednesday: 5,188 cases and 63 Covid deaths. Clusters are growing in the Northeast. The AIFA gives the green light for an additional dose 6 months after the first dose of J&J vaccine, it will be carried out with an mRna serum. In Italy 90,245,815 administrations carried out. School, class in quarantine only with three positives: new rules approved.

In the world there are 248,097,354 Covid infections. US green light for Pfizer vaccine for children. WHO approves a new vaccine for emergency use: it is the Indian Covaxin. Alarm in Germany where there are 194 deaths in one day: “It is the pandemic of the unvaccinated”. New record of victims in Russia: 1,195 in the last 24 hours.

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Russia, 1195 deaths in 24 hours: peak since the beginning of the epidemic

In Russia over the last 24 hours, 1,195 deaths caused by Covid-19 have been recorded, the maximum in a day since the beginning of the epidemic. On the last day in Russia, 40,217 new cases of Covid-19 were also detected, leading to 8,673,860 cases so far ascertained in the country since the beginning of the epidemic. About 146 million people live in Russia.

83.18% of the population over 12 completed the vaccination cycle

90,245,815 doses of vaccine administered in Italy, 90.4% of the total delivered, amounting to 99,795,935 so far (in detail 71,172,955 Pfizer / BioNTech, 15,233,421 Moderna, 11,543,551 Vaxzevria-AstraZeneca and 1,846,008 Janssen). The people who received the third additional dose are 290,585, 32.89% of the population potentially subject to the additional dose, while the people who received the booster dose are 1,501,721, 29.27% ​​of the population subject to the booster dose who has completed the vaccination cycle for at least six months. The people who have had at least one dose are 46.670.177, 86.41% of the population over 12 while those who have completed the vaccination cycle are 44.924.109, 83.18% of the population over 12.

Palù: “Covid will remain with us, herd immunity is not achievable”

Giorgio Palù (Aifa)

“Certainly Covid-19 will stay with us,” he says Giorgio Palù, virologist and president of the Italian drug agency (Aifa), “is the fate of all pandemic viruses”. How will it stay? “We don’t know for sure, most likely in an endemic form”. Palù’s interview is taken from the new book by Bruno Vespa, Why Mussolini ruined Italy, anticipated by La Stampa. The president of AIFA speaks of herd immunity, describing it as an unattainable goal, but is optimistic about vaccines and also about treatments. Almost two years after the start of the pandemic, Bruno Vespa recalls in the book, full clarity on how the virus has spread around the world has not yet been made clear. On the subject, Palù says: “The alarm was raised by the late Chinese. China has never fully clarified the causes of the origin of the virus. Personally, I believe it was a laboratory accident in Wuhan. It had already happened in other Chinese laboratories with highly contagious viruses and bacteria, as well as in the United States and other places. And, in the meantime, we must learn to live with Covid “.

Burton, chief of researchers at Moderna: “We are testing vaccine against variants”

“Updating an RNA vaccine is a simple operation, but what we use produces effective antibodies against Delta. So far we have not found it useful to modify it, except in the laboratory. We are also testing the updated vaccine, but we still prefer to use the original one. we would change if more problematic strains than the Delta emerge. ” Paul Burton, chief of researchers at Moderna, says this in an interview, stating that “the vaccine is safe for adults and it will be safe for children as well. We have collected data on 150 million people and we do not see any danger. In adolescents they have been some rare cases of myocarditis have been observed, concentrated in males between 18 and 24 years at the second dose, but they are mild and of short duration ”.

Covid Albania, 724 new infections and 6 deaths

The total number of coronavirus cases in Albania has increased to 186,222. There are 725 new cases in the last 24 hours. Also in the last 24 hours 3273 suspects were tested, the total number of people tested is 1,311,540. For the moment, 157 patients are hospitalized in Covid hospitals in the capital Tirana, 14 of them in intensive care. Meanwhile, 2,937 people have lost their lives from coronavirus, while 175,451 have been healed. Tirana remains the epicenter of the Covid infection with 4037 cases.

Ricciardi: “I no vax have not understood how much they risk”

Per Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health Speranza, full professor of hygiene at the Catholic University of the Gemelli Foundation, says that we are much better off than in other countries and speaks of a situation that is “discreet even if not optimal”. “A very large number of unvaccinated keep the virus circulating high. They did not understand how much they risk ”, Ricciardi said in an interview with Courier service explains that the Delta variant has changed the dynamics of the epidemic because it has increased contagiousness and made it necessary in addition to vaccination, the adoption of additional measures such as the green passport. For Ricciardi, the EMA delayed the need for the third dose and the booster for vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson.

Peak of Covid infections in Germany, almost 34 thousand new cases

Drastic increase in new Coronavirus cases in Germany: according to what was reported by the Robert Koch Institut this morning, the new infections in the last 24 hours were 33,949, 172 more than those recorded on December 18, the weekly incidence on 100 thousand inhabitants 154.5 against 146.6 yesterday, 130.2 last week. Across Germany, 165 deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours. A week ago there were 126.

The latest news on Coronavirus Covid-19 today, Thursday 4 November

In the latest Coronavirus bulletin, 5,188 infections were recorded in Italy, a significant increase compared to the 2,834 of the previous day. The positivity rate is 0.7% (-0.5%). Still 63 deaths. The increase in cases region by region:

Lombardy: +682
Veneto: +781
Campania +626
Emilia Romagna: +222
Lazio: +456
Piedmont: +318
Sicily: +398
Tuscany: +290
Puglia: +232
Friuli-Venezia Giulia: +153
Walk: +140
Liguria: +151
Calabria: +161
Abruzzo: +106
P.A Bolzano: +196
Sardinia: +58
Umbria: +83
P.A Trento: +83
Basilicata: +38
Molise: +0
Aosta Valley: +5

The AIFA gives the green light for an additional dose 6 months after the first dose of J&J vaccine, it will be carried out with an mRna serum. In the world there are 248,097,354 Covid infections. US green light for Pfizer vaccine for children. Alarm in Germany where there are 194 deaths in one day: “It is the pandemic of the unvaccinated”. New record of deaths in Russia: 1,189 in one day.

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