Between lower vaccination rates and manifestations of people opposed to vaccines and Green Passes, Trieste is experiencing another pandemic. While the Italian curve starts to rise while remaining far from the levels reached before the vaccination campaign the acceleration in the Julian city, the scene of the demonstrations, came to life No Green Pass, it seems to come from the past. “The increase in new cases is exponential”, explained the head of the regional health task force, Fabio Barbone, in a press conference with the leaders of the Region. “We go up very quickly and you go down very slowly ”. In the last week in the province of Trieste they registered 801 new cases, double the previous week “. This “led to an infection rate of 350 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 7 days, just under triple compared to the rest of the region “. The incidence figure, said Barbone clearly, “makes us go back to spring 2021 and toautumn 2020 ″. So now “the variable time is fundamental”, he added, letting the need for mitigation measures be read between the lines.
And in fact, the first ones arrived in the morning restrictive measures, with the prefect Valerio Valenti which has closed Unity of Italy Square to the events, which will not be allowed until the end of the year without respecting the distance and the obligation of the mask. “The trend in the last 4 weeks has been a progressive increase in incidence rates but in the last week in particular there has been a further aggravation of the situation ”, said Barbone again. A fact “of particular concern” and which is not explained only by the fact that “in Friuli Venezia Giulia more tampons are made than elsewhere”. And on Monday morning, the head of the task force announced, “the first threshold of terapie intensive, that is of the 10% of occupied beds ”with 18 people assisted in resuscitation, while it is still far from the filling of 15% of the ordinary wards and therefore also from the change of risk area with the passage in yellow. As for the vaccination coverage the Region, Barbone clarified, is “some points lower than the national figure and that of the province of Trieste is 5 points lower to Friuli Venezia Giulia ”, with some classes – those between 40 and 70 years – who have the lowest vaccination coverage among the entire population.
“Despite some keyboard squadron, we must explain to people what is happening, based on the data “, the president of Friuli Venezia Giulia vented, Massimiliano Fedriga. “The situation in Trieste – it was explained – is of particular concern: in the last week the province highlighted 801 new cases in one week, with an incidence of 350 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. This is double the number of cases compared to the previous week, with an exponential increase ”. Among the new infections in the last week in Trieste, a outbreak from 93 almost among participants in No green pass events, everyone not vaccinated who did not use masks and did not respect the spacing.
The data comes along with the news that over 15 thousand signatures have signed the petition “Appeal to Trieste” in support of an image of the city no longer the capital of the no vax and no Green pass, as it seemed in the days of the protests, but “Italian capital of science”And that“ he trusts in science ”. The initiative was launched on Sunday morning by the university professor and lawyer Mitja Gialuz and by the lawyer and president of the CRTrieste Foundation Tiziana Benussi. The petition immediately collected numerous subscriptions via email and whatsapp, then on the platform Change.org it was signed in a short time by thousands of people. The petition, it was underlined, is not political but aims to make the voice of the “community of rational people, responsible and aware, who can only emerge from the storm all together, each with an assumption of responsibility towards the others ”.
Among the names they signed, he reports The small, we are the luminary of cardiac surgery Gianfranco Sinagra, Riccardo Illy, the Porto president Zeno D’Agostino, the rector of the University Roberto Di Lenarda and then Gabriele Salvatores, Linen Pillow, Diego Abatantuono, Ariella Reggio, exponents of the city economy, manager. “We will push for it to be established that the weight of any new severe restrictions only on those who they are not vaccinated, because they are gods deserters. If this is a war, in a war there are those who are afraid, they do not fight, they come put on the wall and shot – said the mayor of Trieste instead, Roberto Dipiazza – Here we do not shoot anyone, but the weight of any new restrictions must rest exclusively on them deserters, which put everyone’s health at risk. Patience is over ”.