I am 7.975 COVID-19 test positives identified in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health. I am instead 65 the victims in one day, while the positivity rate is al 2,9%.
13:20 – In Austria from 1 February 2022, people who persist in not getting vaccinated risk having to pay a fine of up to 7,200 euros. It is when he foresees the preliminary draft of the vaccination obligation bill that will be announced on December 6 by the government. The first penalty for Austrian ‘no vaxes’ could be equal to 3,600 euros, an amount that will then be doubled if the non-compliance continues. As specified by the Minister for European and Constitutional Affairs, Karoline Edtstad, the amounts could still be adjusted because it is not excluded that the specification on the financial situation of the individual can be introduced.
12:50 – In Russia, 32,648 new cases of Covid-19 were registered in the last day 1.229 deaths caused by the disease: this was reported by the anti-coronavirus operations center, taken over by the Interfax and Tass agencies. According to Interfax, the number of new cases in one day is the lowest recorded in the country since last October 15. On November 19 and 20, the coronavirus operations center recorded 1,254 deaths caused by the disease in the previous 24 hours, the highest number recorded in a day in the country since the beginning of the epidemic.
12:20 – “The commitment now is on the vaccine calls, yesterday there were 50 thousand bookings of people over 18 and tomorrow we target 700 thousand third doses”. This was stated by the councilor for health of the Lazio region, Alessio D’Amato, speaking on the sidelines of the laying of the first stone of the new building of the Sant’Andrea hospital in Rome.
12:00 – Another 5 cases of contagion from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 emerged from the contact tracing of the “patient zero” Caserta professional. These are three pupils from the school attended by one of the man’s children, a member of the school staff and a woman who works for the family as a caregiver. These 5 cases are in addition to the 3 positivity that emerged yesterday, the wife and two children of the professional, and of the professional himself, for a total of 9 confirmed cases of positivity to the Omicron variant in Campania.
11:30 – “The measures entered into force today are proportionate and responsible and will save us time in the face of this new variant.” This was stated by the British premier Boris Johnson on his profile Twitter, commenting on the introduction of the new restrictions, including the obligation to wear a mask in England in shops and on public transport to contain the spread of the coronavirus variant called Omicron.
10:55 – “In 12 months we had an Alfa, Delta, Omicron variant, let’s get used to the idea of variants. The pharmaceutical companies are working on the modifications of the vaccines but we do not yet know if there is a loss of efficacy of the vaccines. “These are the words of the immunologist Sergio Abrignani, member of the Scientific Technical Committee: “Without panic we have to wait 2-3 weeks for the data on the Omicron variant. We are experiencing something epochal, something we will read in the history books, we are chasing it, we have to live with the virus for a long time without worry, we have formidable weapons like vaccines “
10:00 – As announced yesterday by the Lazio Region, starting from midnight today those over 18 can book for the third dose of the vaccine, the so-called “booster” dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The system notifies you when it is possible to book, automatically calculating the 150 days that have passed since the second dose.
9:36 – The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella invites us not to let our guard down against the resurgence of infections. This is his message sent to the President of Confartigianato, Marco Granelli, reported by SkyTG24: “The resurgence of infections reminds us not to let our guard down and reminds us of maximum responsibility in individual and collective behaviors, to counter the circulation of the virus and not to compromise the freedom that we have painstakingly regained in economic and social life”.
9:14 – “I think there will be a material decline (in efficacy, ed) of vaccines. I don’t know how long, because we have to wait for the data. But all the scientists I spoke to say that this is not good.” These are the words of Stephane Bancek, CEO of Moderna, interviewed by Financial Times regarding the efficacy of vaccines against the Omicron variant.
9:00 – In Lazio, the data last week recorded 156,02 cases each 100.000 inhabitants while intensive care yesterday reached 10% and ordinary 11%. We remind you that there are 3 parameters to define the Regions that will pass in the yellow zone: infections must be greater than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, intensive care must exceed 10% while ordinary hospitalizations must overcome the 15% barrier.