Over 2 million third doses in Italy but it is necessary to speed up with reminders

ROMA Italy currently enjoys some advantage over other countries and continues on the strategy outlined, with a “successful” vaccination campaign, close to 90% of first doses, with the Green pass and prevention and safety measures such as bezels and spacing. “Thanks to the measures and now to vaccines – says the Director General of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Giovanni Rezza at the Festival of Medical Science in Bologna – 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 directly “.
The Delta variant has certainly complicated things in recent months of the vaccination campaign with its increased contagiousness. Hence the need, and the experts reiterate it, from Walter Ricciardi, advisor to the Minister of Health, to the president of the ISS, Silvio Brusaferro, who participated in the XIX National Convention of Health Law at the Cattolica in Milan, to continue to hold watch out for the circulation of the virus. And Italy remains white. Intensive care and hospitalizations in the medical area, even if the national rate rises to 4% and 5.3%, are far from the critical thresholds of 10 and 15 percent of employment even if the incidence in 13 regions is above the critical threshold of 50 per 100 thousand inhabitants with the highest values ​​in the province of Bolzano with 189 and in Friuli Venezia Giulia with 139.6.

The turning point of Great Britain

On the other side of the Channel, Great Britain sees the turning point: it shortens the recall period, from 6 to 5 months, for the over 50s, to make it faster and mitigate the progressive reduction of immunity, and looks with enthusiasm at the arrival of the antiviral in Merck pill. For the third dose, the Anglo-Saxons start with 10 million administrations and record an acceleration of the gradual descent of infections (30,000 cases, 3,500 fewer than yesterday, out of 900 thousand tampons), another 400,000 vaccines, and a decrease in deaths (a 155 against 193 yesterday and 214 the day before). British health chief Stephen Powis says: “We stood up to the impact.”
A framework in which, even in Italy, we look at the antiviral and we expect the ok from Ema and Aifa of the vaccination for the 5-11 year old group. For vaccines, their effectiveness “remains high” against deaths and hospitalizations, while Delta has decreased their protection from infection. According to the Higher Institute of Health, 91% effective in preventing hospitalization, 95% for hospitalization in intensive care, and 91% for deaths, with the prevalent delta variant, while the effectiveness of prevention from infection it is 75% with the Delta variant compared to 89% during the epidemic phase with the prevailing alpha variant. The highest incidence of cases is always in the unvaccinated.

And give

Mirror of the situation are the daily data with 6,764 Covid test positives identified in the last 24 hours, (same data as yesterday) with a drop in deaths, 31 in 24 hours against 51 recorded in yesterday’s bulletin. There was a slight decline in serious hospitalizations, with 392 patients in intensive care, three fewer than yesterday in the balance between entries and exits. The daily admissions are 23 (yesterday 37). The hospitalized with symptoms in the ordinary wards are 3,173, or 49 more than yesterday.
Currently positive for Covid in Italy are 93,693, 3,337 more in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is 1.37%, a slight increase compared to 1.2% yesterday, while the molecular and antigenic swabs for the coronavirus carried out in the last 24 hours in Italy are 491,962 compared to yesterday’s 543,414.
Italy’s goal, Rezza stressed, is to keep all activities open through the Green pass, in which there can be greater crowding, from restaurants, to cafes, from gyms to hotels, “decreasing the risk of outbreaks occurring and occurring within these structures.”

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