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COVID LATEST NEWS TODAY – While the Delta variant continues to spread throughout the world, the vaccination campaign continues in Italy (here the data in real time) and the debate on the mandatory nature of the green pass, which came into force on Friday 6 August. Below all the latest news on Covid-19 today, Saturday 14 August 2021.
07.00 am – The quarantine for close contacts of a positive drops to 7 days – A circular from the Ministry of Health shortened the duration of quarantine of people with double vaccination from at least 14 days who came into contact with a positive to 7 days.
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Green pass excluded throughout Spain – Galicia has also eliminated the requirement for a vaccination certificate to have access to bars and restaurants with a ruling by the regional court. It was the last Spanish region in which the measure was still in force, after the sentences recently arrived also from the courts of other territories, including Andalusia and Cantabria, in which the regional governments had tried to enforce the obligation .
China rejects WHO request for new investigations: “No to political tracking” – The Chinese authorities have rejected the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) for a new investigation into the origins of the Sars-CoV-2 responsible for the Covid-19 syndrome, denouncing an attempt at political exploitation. “We oppose political tracking,” China’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu said today at a press conference. “We support scientific tracking”. In recent months, China had collaborated with the WHO, participating in the drafting of a joint report published by a group of international experts who visited Wuhan in January.
Crisanti: “Green pass does not insure against the virus” – “It is right to use the ‘pass’ as an incentive to vaccinate, it is wrong to imply that having it, even after a single dose of vaccine, you are safe, I don’t know, in a restaurant indoors with one hundred other people, just to do an example”. So in an interview with il Fatto Quotidiano Andrea Crisanti, professor of microbiology at the University of Padua, warns against confusing the pass with “a public health measure”. “It had been clear to me for some time that herd immunity was impossible, now we are sure. The only positive purpose of the Green Pass, as I see it, is to increase the percentage of vaccinated people. But beware: it is not a public health measure as it is passed by the government in a totally wrong way ”.
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