Covid, ISS monitoring: the live press conference. LIVE

Covid, ISS monitoring: the live press conference. LIVE
Covid, ISS monitoring: the live press conference. LIVE

“There is a progressive slow improvement in Italy and this also characterizes other European countries even if in some the circulation of the virus is strong, but Italy has one of the most contained circulation of the virus in Europe and we are in a phase of decrease of cases, in all age groups “. This was stated by the President of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Silvio Brusaferro, during the usual press conference organized by the Ministry of Health, on the analysis of the data of the weekly monitoring of the control room. (COVID: THE LATEST NEWS LIVE – COVID VACCINE: DATA AND GRAPHICS ON ADMINISTRATIONS IN ITALY, REGION BY REGION)

Brusaferro: “Decreasing cases in all age groups”

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Brusaferro then underlined that “the median age of those who become infected is 40 years, 66 is the median age of those hospitalized in intensive care, 63 for hospitalizations in the medical area, 81 years for deaths. age groups the number of new cases is slowly decreasing “.

“Good vaccinations but millions still without”

Commenting on the progress of the national anti-Covid vaccination campaign, Brusaferro noted that “the number of people between 20 and 29 who get vaccinated is still growing but there are still groups over 50 who are improving coverage but still millions of people are not have started or completed the vaccination course “. “But the completion of the cycle is extremely protective of the risk of death and hospitalization. The clear prevalence of the delta variant is confirmed for more than 90% of the sequenced cases,” he added.

Rezza: “Italy among EU countries with the highest vaccine coverage”

Gianni Rezza, Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, also spoke during the press conference. “The positive notes still come from the vaccination campaign with over 70 thousand first doses made yesterday and therefore we are at a coverage that exceeds 85% for the first doses and 81% for the complete cycle. Surely Italy is among the countries which have the highest coverage. The combination of vaccination and prudent behavior is rewarding our country “, he declared.

“Vaccines? 15% of the population to be convinced”

Rezza stressed that “the significant increase in the first doses suggests that there may have been a Green pass effect on vaccinations”. “There is in fact a 10-15% band of the population who must be convinced and who may be afraid but who is not no-vax”, he specified.

“For non-EU vaccines it is evaluated from recognition to exemption”

Still on the subject of anti-Covid vaccines, Rezza then explained that “there is a list of WHO vaccines that does not include Sputnik but includes the Chinese vaccines Sinovac and Sinopharm”. “I believe that the problem of San Marino is in the process of being solved. As for the vaccines on the WHO and Sputnik list, the possibility of making a decision together with the other EU countries is being evaluated at the moment, solutions ranging from mutual recognition exemption, “he added.

“Flu viruses circulating, it is good to get vaccinated”

The Director of Prevention of the Ministry of Health has subsequently invited to be vaccinated also against the flu. “Last year the flu did not reach the threshold of the seasonal epidemic due to the effects of the lockdowns and the measures taken. This year, however, we are already seeing the circulation of respiratory viruses and this could herald a more active season for influenza viruses. So the invitation to vaccinate against the flu remains particularly valid, especially for the over 60s, the frail with pathologies and pregnant women “, he declared.

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