COVID, TODAY’S LATEST NEWS FROM ITALY AND THE WORLD
COVID LATEST NEWS TODAY – The alert level in Europe for the Delta variant rises, which in several countries is causing a new surge in infections. In Italy for the moment the situation remains under control, thanks also to the progress of the vaccination campaign [qui i dati aggiornati in tempo reale]. Below all the latest news on Covid-19 today, Sunday 11 July 2021, updated in real time.
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Malta: over 100 Italians in quarantine – There are over 100 Italians, most of them students on vacation, who are in quarantine in Malta after the outbreak of a Covid outbreak.
Lazio, D’Amato: “Cases destined to increase, think about completing vaccines” – “The positive cases, due to the Delta variant, are destined to increase, especially among those who have not been vaccinated or have not yet completed the vaccination process. The priority is to get vaccinated and keep attention on the rules of prevention from contagion, we don’t make the same mistakes as last summer. Today we have exceeded 5.8 million administrations in Lazio and 50% of second doses among the over 18. The goal of reaching 70% remains that of the first week of August. Reservations also continue for the junior group 12-16 years, who today and tomorrow will make the calls of the Open Days of the past weeks. It is out of place at this stage to talk about new boosters if the vaccination process is not completed first. WHO did well to underline that it is premature to speak of further recalls at this time without solid scientific foundations ”. This was declared by the councilor for health of the Lazio region, Alessio D’Amato.
Von der Leyen: “Doses sufficient to vaccinate 70% of the population” – “I have good news for our European citizens today. The EU has kept its word. This weekend enough vaccines for Member States to be able to fully vaccinate at least 70% of EU adults already this month ”. This was stated by the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Outbreak in Rome after the event in an outdoor venue – A Covid outbreak broke out following an event organized in the outdoor garden of a restaurant in Rome about ten days ago. There are at least 30 young people infected with the virus: among them there is also a girl vaccinated with two doses, the only one who has no symptoms. All the others, in fact, have a high fever, headache and sore throat. It is currently unclear whether young people have been infected with the Delta variant.
Germany declares all of Spain a risk zone – Germany has declared all of Spain a Covid risk zone, including the archipelagos of Majorca and the Canary Islands. This is reported by the Robert Koch Institut, the German national epidemiological center, which justified the measure with the sharp increase in infections due to the spread of the Delta variant. The Foreign Ministry has thus issued a new warning to travelers, advising them not to travel to the Iberian country and thus putting the usefulness of the Green Pass at risk.
Vaccine, Ema: “Possible mRna link with myocarditis pericarditis” – EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Committee concluded that myocarditis and pericarditis can occur in very rare cases following vaccination with BionTech-Pfizer and Moderna mRna vaccines. The Committee therefore recommends listing myocarditis and pericarditis as new side effects in the product information for these vaccines, along with a warning to raise awareness among healthcare professionals and people taking these vaccines. Myocarditis and pericarditis are inflammatory conditions of the heart. Symptoms can vary, but often include shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat that can be irregular (palpitations), and chest pain.
Vaccine: Pfizer / BionTech, trial for Delta variant in August – Pfizer and BioNTech are preparing to begin clinical trials to produce a version of their vaccine against Covid-19 that counteracts the Delta variant, which is rapidly spreading around the world. The trials will begin in August.
Vaccines: US authorities exclude the need for a third dose – The US health authorities Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration believe that Americans who have already received two doses of the vaccine should not undergo a third administration, despite the spread of new variants of Covid-19. “Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster dose right now,” reads a joint statement released shortly after Pfizer and BioNTech announced plans to seek FDA clearance for a third dose. of their COVID-19 vaccine. The NPR reports on its website.
Rt Italia up to 0.66 – The Rt index in Italy slightly increased, passing from 0.63 last week to 0.66 this week. This is what emerges, we learn, from the control room for weekly monitoring, which met today. The incidence also rose, from 9 to 11 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants.
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