LIVE COVID-19 – Rezza: “A great wave avoided”. Capua: “Bet everything on third doses”. The vaccine situation in Italy. Aifa, Magrini: “Useless mass serological tests”

The Civil Protection has disclosed the data relating to the last 24 hours. They have been carried out 491.962 swabs and identified 6.764 new COVID-19 positives. On the last day 3 died1 people with Coronavirus. The positivity rate is equal to1,4%.

21:22 – “We want to enter our square”, “we want to walk in their square”. This was said and reiterated by some demonstrators who are in Capo di Piazza, where they have already been stationed for over an hour. Meanwhile, since the first moments of tension, a police vehicle with a hydrant is positioned near where the group of people is. The situation is calmer than when the crowd and agents came into contact and, indeed, the latter even lowered their shields, as a sign of easing the tension. Amidst the shouts and chanted slogans, when someone said the name of Stefano Puzzer (who is not present) there was a long applause.

20:55 – “Given that the situation changes from day to day, at the moment at the Bambino Gesù the only COVID-19 wards of both locations (Gianicolo and Palidoro) are busy, but still receptive. Unfortunately, there are serious cases among children. They particularly concern those with secondary pathologies, but we have also seen children described as perfectly healthy ending up in hospital “. To draw the picture is Elena Bozzola, national secretary of the Italian Society of Pediatrics (Sip) and medical director of the Bambino Gesù hospital in Rome.

20:28 – “From 1 October to 4 November, the first doses of vaccine administered in Liguria were over 40,000, 41,433 to be precise, an important result, also the result of the Green pass effect: however, we need to accelerate and do more to reach a vaccination coverage of 90% of people over the age of 12. The numbers coming from Europe speak for themselves: only the vaccine is the way to return to normal “. Thus the president of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti taking stock of the Coronavirus situation in Liguria.

20:01 – At least ten COVID-19 patients died in a vast fire that devastated the intensive care unit in Ahmednagar hospital in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The local press reports. From the first findings of the police, the fire seems to have originated from a short circuit. An unknown number of inpatients were injured.

19:13 – There are 90,788,659 doses of vaccine administered in Italy, 91% of the total of those delivered, amounting to 99,797,301 so far (in detail 71,173,034 Pfizer / BioNTech, 15,233,689 Moderna, 11,544,551 Vaxzevria-AstraZeneca and 1,846,027 Janssen). This is what we read in the report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency updated at 18.16 today.

18:07 – There are 6,764 Covid test positives identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. Instead, there are 31 victims in one day (yesterday 51). 491,962 swabs performed, positivity rate of 1.4%. 3,173 hospitalizations (+49) and 392 intensive (-3).

15:28 – Vaccination efficacy “remains high” in preventing hospitalization (91%), hospitalization in intensive care (95%) or death (91%) with the prevalent delta variant. The effectiveness in preventing any symptomatic or asymptomatic diagnosis of Covid-19 in fully vaccinated people decreases from 89%, during the epidemic phase with the prevalent alpha variant, to 75% during the epidemic phase with the prevalent delta variant. In the last 30 days in Italy there is a higher incidence of diagnosed cases in unvaccinated people. The ISS writes this in the extended document on the weekly trend of the epidemic.

14:22 – Yesterday in China continental 40 new locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 have been reported. This was announced today by the National Health Commission in the usual daily bulletin. Of these, 16 emerged in Heilongjiang province, 9 in Hebei, 3 each in Liaoning, Henan and Sichuan, 2 per province in Yunnan and Gansu, and one each in Inner Mongolia and Jiangxi. The commission also reported 15 new imported cases, 3 each in Shanghai, Fujian and Guangdong, 2 per province in Sichuan and Yunnan, and one each in Tianjin and Shaanxi.

13:47 – Coronavirus infections have returned to rise throughout the Old Continent, which this week registered a + 6% of infections compared to last week. However, the figures for deaths are not the same in all states. While, for example, London and Berlin are struggling with strong growth in new positives, the same cannot be said for deaths. On the contrary, in Bucharest, where the vaccination rate remains among the lowest, deaths are also constantly increasing.

13:24 – “Thanks to preventive measures and now vaccines, we have avoided the great wave, the one that would have saturated the hospitals, would have congested them, would have caused many deaths not only because of COVID-19 directly”. He said it Giovanni Rezza, director general of prevention at the Ministry of Health, in a passage of his speech at the Festival of Medical Science underway in Bologna.

12:56 – Coronavirus infections rise in Belgium. Between October 27 and November 2, an average of 7,248 people were infected with COVID-19 every day, according to data released today by the Sciensano Institute of Public Health. This is an 11% increase over the previous week. Also in the week from October 27 to November 2, according to a daily average, 20 people died of the virus, which corresponds to an increase of 14% compared to the previous seven-day period.

12:32 – In Russia in the last 24 hours, 41,335 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, the highest number of cases ascertained in a day since the beginning of the epidemic: the report Tass citing data from the national anticoronavirus operations center. According to the center, 1,188 people died from the disease in the last day.

12:05 – “The protection policies for people’s health, for health security cannot be considered an exclusively national issue. They are major international issues and must be treated as such”. The Minister of Health said, Roberto Speranza, at the conference on health law at the Catholic University. “The virus seemed only initially a Chinese and then Italian problem but it was a challenge that affected everyone. On January 28, before the virus entered our country, I asked for a meeting here in Rome with the main European ministers because there was taken charge, but Europe took time, the issue was considered primarily national – he recalled – So it was also for vaccines, it was the mechanism of shared purchases that allowed us in a few weeks to recover the Europe has had a delay and to guarantee all European citizens a sufficient presence of doses and today we are in a position to be able to work peacefully even with respect to reminders and third doses “.

11:37 – Third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to those eligible one month ahead of schedule in UK. This was decided by the British government following the recent increase in infections and the consequent need to speed up the timing of vaccinations. The acceleration was announced by the health minister Sajid Javid. Those who are entitled to the third dose, according to the British press, will receive an invitation to book it five months after receiving the second, in advance of the 6 months originally planned. The data from the national statistics office confirmed an incidence of 1 in fifty in the last week of October, stabilizing at the highest levels of 2021 after five weeks of growth, while the infection rates have decreased among secondary school students. These are the first signs of a timid slowdown in the spread of the virus in the United Kingdom, also confirmed by an Rt rate that fell between 0.9 and 1.1 compared to the previous one between 1.1 and 1.3.

11:10 – The next wave “will be that of the unvaccinated who will end up in hospital and who, unfortunately, will be able to make even those who have been immunized sick, even if less seriously”. This is what the virologist says Ilaria Capua, director of the One Health Center at the University of Florida. Interviewed by The print, the scientist maintains that “the crux will be to keep immunization high, thus focusing everything on third doses”. “The Italians – he underlines – should consider themselves lucky to be able to count on the third dose”. It is “a good thing” that the vaccination campaign for Under 12 will also be carried out in Italy, as America is about to do. This is because, explains the virologist, “to date we know very little about the long-term effects”. It is “much less likely,” he continues, that a vaccinated child will develop so-called Long COVID-19. How long will we have to deal with COVID-19? “Certainly for many years to come”, replies Capua, so “we will have to manage what is about to be an endemic disease”.

09:53 – There are 90,679,491 doses of vaccine administered in Italy, 90.9% of the total of those delivered, amounting to 99,797,301 so far (in detail 71,173,033 Pfizer / BioNTech, 15,233,690 Moderna, 11,544,551 Vaxzevria-AstraZeneca and 1,846,027 Janssen). This is what we read in the report of the extraordinary commissioner for the health emergency updated to 6.12 today.

08:54 – “A drop in immunity is expected for every vaccine, including those for Covid-19, after the first 4-6 months. Available data show that protection against serious illness, hospitalization or death persists stably up to at least 6 months from the completion of a primary cycle, while compared to the light or moderate forms it seems to decrease with the passing of the months “. He says it to the Corriere della Sera Nicola Magrini, director of the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa), who adds: “the vaccine efficacy in preventing any symptomatic or asymptomatic diagnosis of Covid-19 in fully vaccinated people decreased from 89%, during the epidemic phase with the alpha variant prevalent, at 76% during the phase with the prevalent delta variant. Vaccination efficacy in preventing hospitalization (92%), hospitalization in intensive care (95%) or death (91%), even with the current delta variant. This is why we decided to administer a booster dose, starting from the categories at risk, after six months “. But of the mass serological test, proposed by the President of Veneto Luca Zaia, he says: “At the moment there are no threshold values ​​for serological tests that can tell us if, to what extent and for how long an individual can be considered protected. simple antibody assay is indicative of a single component of the immunological response which is much more complex and also affects memory cells “.

08:00 – Yesterday in Lazio out of 13,194 molecular swabs and 25,866 antigenic swabs, for a total of 39,060 swabs, 716 new cases (+52) were recorded. Seven deaths (+1), 474 hospitalized (+26), 60 intensive care (+3) and +416 recovered. The ratio of positives to swabs is 1.8%. The cases in Rome city are at 296

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