Defense wants to produce vaccines. In the draft of the dl Sostegni there are 16.5 million to be allocated to the establishment of a department dedicated to the filling of drugs in the military establishment in Florence. A move that would make Italy partially self-sufficient in the supply of doses.
To do this, a dowry of 16.5 million is foreseen in the draft of the Sostegni bis decree which should be launched this week by the Council of Ministers. For the national public production of anti-Covid vaccines, a special fund is set up by the Ministry of Defense, according to the draft, “for the construction of a drug filling department, to be set up within the Military Pharmaceutical Chemical Plant of Florence to the needs of Military Health and Public Health “.
“In order to achieve the productive autonomy of monoclonal antibodies to combat the coronavirus – reads the draft of the Dl Sostegni bis -, of selected vaccines and specific antidotes for bioterrorism, the expenditure of 16,500,000 euros for the construction of a drug filling department, to be set up within the military chemical pharmaceutical plant of Florence for the needs of military health and public health “.
The same article provides for the authorization of expenditure for 63,248,665 euros, “in order to support the development of military health, also through its full integration into the national telemedicine network, as well as to enhance its capacity to intervene in the territory in support of the national health system “.
The filling department was created because – reads the explanatory report – “it would constitute an undoubted strategic advantage for the Nation, for the benefit of both the public health service and the Defense system, to have a structure, within the articulation of the State, with an independent production capacity in the specific vaccination and antidotic sector “.
Son evaluates the use of Astrazeneca on under 60.
“Vaccines must all be used. Astrazeneca is recommended for certain classes but the EMA says it is good for everyone, as Britain demonstrates with 21 million doses. It is clear that there are side effects but they are infinitesimal ”. This is what the Covid Emergency Commissioner said, Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, during the inauguration of the vaccination center inside the swimming center of Ostia about the vaccination campaign (here the progress report).
“For this – added the general still speaking of vaccines – we must use all doses otherwise the program will not reach the desired effects in the desired time. It is probable that in what is called rolling review, that is the revision due to the experience accumulated during vaccinations, it can also be recommended for people under 60. This is being thought about, I have had discussions with Aifa, Cts, and Istituto Superiore of Health “.