COVID, TODAY’S LATEST NEWS FROM ITALY AND THE WORLD
COVID LATEST NEWS TODAY – Below all the latest news on Covid-19 today, Tuesday 24 August 2021.
COVID, THE LATEST LIVE NEWS
07.00 am – Usa, definitive green light for Fda to Pfizer vaccine – The US Food and Drug Administration has definitively approved the anti-Covid vaccine manufactured by Pfizer / BioNTech. Until now, in fact, the vaccine had been administered thanks to an emergency authorization.
COVID, WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY
Yesterday’s Bulletin – In Italy yesterday, Monday 23 August 2021, they were registered 4,168 new cases of Covid-19 and 44 deaths of people infected with the virus. The bulletin.
The Study: Less Effective Antibodies to Alpha and Delta Variants – The new variants of SARS-CoV-2 Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta, are increasing concern about the efficiency of neutralizing antibodies (NAb) produced by the original (wild-type) coronavirus infection and cast doubts on the efficacy of the vaccines developed to combat it. A Swedish study involving several research institutions and universities, including the Karokinka Institutet in Stockholm, identified a reduced ability of antibodies to neutralize the Beta and Gamma strains, but not the Alpha and Delta strains as a result of both infection and of three different vaccines. The results were published in preprint on MedRXiV. The COMMUNITY study (COVID-19 Biomarker and Immunity) investigated the immune system responses to Covid-19 infection and vaccination.
School, Minister Bianchi: “Teachers and operators without a green pass will be suspended” – The Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi announced that, in view of the restart of the school year, for teachers and other school operators without a green pass, the suspension will proceed. The minister told journalists on the sidelines of a conference at the Rimini Meeting organized by the Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. Bianchi added that “there is the maximum commitment to return to school in the presence”. Here the complete news.
Di Maio: “Italy’s commitment to fair vaccine distribution” – “Italy has contributed to its commitment to the fair distribution of vaccines, the Covax Facility, with over 385 million euros. We will donate 15 million doses to the poorest countries by 2021 and, in recent weeks, we have facilitated dose donations to countries in need of the vaccine such as Libya, Yemen, Albania, Lebanon, Kosovo and Indonesia. This, in the awareness that, in the absence of a wide and synchronized vaccination coverage between the various areas of the planet, the risk that the virus continues to change and recur remains very high “. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said yesterday, connected with the Rimini Meeting.
Sileri: “With low herd immunity we evaluate the obligation” – The undersecretary for health speculated this. The obligation could concern only some age groups: “I would go to protect those over 40: we cannot continue to slow down the ordinary work of hospitals,” he said again.
ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON COVID IN ITALY AND IN THE WORLD