The guard remains high, however the photograph of the covid infections in Italy, of the hospitalized and of the situations in the intensive care units returns an image that does not arouse excessive alarmism. The latest bulletin with Covid infections records 10,544 cases and 48 deaths. Intensive care (+9) and ordinary hospitalizations (+57). While the ISS monitoring shows a stable Rt at 1.21, and an incidence that rises to 98.
“We have a tendency to increase incidence and a tendency, albeit a gradual and slow one, to an increase in the occupancy rate of the medical and intensive care area. Without alarming, it is a situation that shows a tendency to some worsening. But we are well below the values registered in Eastern and Central Europe“, explains the Director General of Prevention of the Ministry of Health, Gianni Rezza.” The most significant increase in infections among 30-50 year-olds “, announces the president of the Higher Institute of Health (Iss) Silvio Brusaferro.
The opinion of the Technical Scientific Committee on the duration of the green pass is awaited, which will offer, once ready, an opportunity for further study. To then glide, next week, on the table of a Council of Ministers ready to confirm the obligation of vaccines for health personnel and in the RSA inoculation of the third dose. For now, government sources confirm, we shouldn’t go any further.
And if the situation in some areas of the country were to worsen, it is clear that neither local economic activities nor those who have done their duty by vaccinating themselves can be penalized. So narrow only for non vaxes would not be excluded at all, the so-called ‘double track’ requested by various Regions. However, to be activated in limited areas, or only where the situation makes it necessary due to intensive therapies in trouble. Intensive therapies where, it is pointed out, the beds are mostly no vax.
The course, once again, seems to be indicated by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, noting how science, through vaccines, has allowed us to get out of the quagmire of the lockdown, of a firm economy, of an Italy frightened and paralyzed at home. Against Covid “we have erected an embankment – says the Head of State on the occasion of the celebration at the Quirinale of the ‘Days of Research’ of the AIRC – we have managed to take the road of restart, thanks to the science that has provided us with the tools to to protect ourselves and to regain spaces of freedom “. But “the virus continues to cause alarm”, therefore “our duty of responsibility has not been exhausted, particularly towards the most fragile”. A duty that is carried out first of all by being vaccinated.
And the Italians, so far, have shown that they have it clear in mind: in Austria, where the lockdown returns from Monday and the obligation to get vaccinated from February, 65% of the population has been ‘shielded’ from Covid, in Italy the percentage rises to 86%. Here because, at Palazzo Chigi, there is the will to continue to push on vaccinations. The only way to avoid new bottlenecks, in a country that has been exhausted for over a year and a half in the fight against the virus. But without impositions that go beyond what has already been done so far, see the obligation to green pass on the workplace.
HOPE: “DON’T BE WORRIED BY IRRESPONSIBLE”
In the meantime, between Monday and Tuesday, the expected meeting with the Regions, loudly requested by the governors, will soon be held. “We will discuss to imagine further solutions. It is clear that we are in a game. The water of the virus, in this fourth wave, rises and we must raise the level of attention”, says the Minister of Health Roberto Speranza, admitting that “not being worried would be irresponsible”. The sensitivities, in the executive as in the front of the governors, are different, just look – for one thing – to the obligation to get vaccinated: it is not currently being examined by Palazzo Chigi, but there are those in the government who do not exclude it. “We will use the method we have always used: two feet planted in scientific evidence, because science guides us. Scientific evidence – he stresses – is essential for making choices, decisions, orientations. I am thinking of the duration of the Green pass, the third dose and the measures we have decided so far in Italy. And we will do it by comparing ourselves with the territories “.
VACCINATION OBLIGATION, COSTA: “VALUABLE FOR THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC”
The first to open, to the microphones of Radio Rai 1, is the Undersecretary of Health Andrea Costa: “We were the first to introduce the vaccination obligation for healthcare professionals. We must reflect whether to do it with other categories – he explains – those who are in contact with the public, such as the police or those who work in large-scale distribution. evaluations that we should make by paying attention to the data, but we must look to the future with confidence and we must continue to respect the rules “.
And to strengthen controls, on the ‘undisciplined’ at the anti-Covid stakes and beyond. Also in light of the situation in Slovenia and Austria, the governor of Friuli Venezia Giulia Massimiliano Fedriga, head of the conference of the Regions, asks for more attention on the access routes, that is to say on the borders: “we asked to carry out the checks on the Green It passed to the borders, I think it is a work of protection without wanting to close us, but at least guaranteeing sanitary measures that can protect our population “.
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