“I asked to Santa Rita to help theItaly to get out of this pandemic, ensure that the vaccination campaign proceed and that all Italians understand its importance ”. So the general Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, Extraordinary commissioner for the Covid emergency, yesterday visiting the urn that holds the body of the saint a Cascia, in the province of Perugia.
“Trusting in science but also in the spirituality, I hope that Santa Rita put his holy hand on top of us to get us out of it, ”he added Son, arrived in the Umbrian town to visit the extraordinary vaccination point set up by the Army.
Accompanied by the mayor of Cascia, Mario De Carolis, the general was welcomed in the Basilica of Santa Rita by the Father Rector Luciano De Michieli. During his visit, Son he also met sister Maria Rosa Bernardinis, prioress of the monastery of the saint, who ensured the prayers of the whole community in support of the recovery and the future of the country.
“It is a great privilege to have been able to visit the Sanctuary of Santa Rita da Cascia“, Wrote Extraordinary Commissioner appointed by the Government of Mario Draghi on the book available to the authorities after the exceptional authorization to visit the sacred urn. “That Santa Rita enlighten us and give all Italians the opportunity to overcome this pandemic, which has already caused so much grief and suffering “. Son he then said “confident that all together, acting with wedding ring is good will we will win this epochal challenge ”.
During the tour in Umbria, the general wanted to reassure the Regions on the progress of the vaccination campaign and especially on serum supplies. “In July we will have the same doses of mRna vaccines of June, ”he said Son. “We will keep the administration quota of the 500 thousand doses of vaccines a day, numbers are not an option ”. According to the extraordinary Commissioner, “the problem is linked to the agendas that many Regions have planned before the new prescriptions of the Cts that lead AstraZeneca to be used only for second doses for over 60s.
“But this month we will have 2 million and 600 thousand doses of AstraZeneca for the over 60 and 14 million and 600 thousand doses of mRna vaccines and therefore, mathematically, we will be able to maintain the 500 thousand daily doses”, specified the general. “By the end of September, 80 percent of the vaccibable population will have been vaccinated,” he then assured Son.