Delta variant, Hope: “In Italy and the EU there is a significant recovery of infections”

Delta variant, Hope: “In Italy and the EU there is a significant recovery of infections”

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Delta variant, Hope: “In Italy and the EU there is a significant recovery of infections”

“In Italy and Europe there are significant elements of resumption of infections for the Delta variant” of the coronavirus The Minister of Health said Roberto Speranza, in his speech at the ‘Women20 Summit’ in Rome reiterating: “We are still in the pandemic, woe to let your guard down”. “Today – he added – we have exceeded 58 million doses” of the anti-Covid vaccine “administered”. The campaign is proceeding at the rate of over 500 thousand doses per day, he highlighted: 550 thousand administrations yesterday.

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“This is a moment in which all over the world, in Europe in particular and in some countries such as Spain, Portugal and the UK, there is an important circulation of the Delta variant” of Sars-CoV-2 “which is characterized by a decidedly contagious superior to the already more contagious English variant. The data we have available tell us of people with only one dose of vaccine who can develop pathology in some cases even serious. This explains the choice to complete the vaccination cycle as quickly as possible. with the same determination had in recent months and following the plan developed by the extraordinary commissioner Figliuolo “, explained this morning Franco Locatelli, spokesperson of the Technical Scientific Committee (CTS) for the coronavirus emergency and president of the Superior Health Council, guest of the Life Sciences Pharma & Biotech Summit organized by ‘Il Sole 24 Ore’.

“The numbers tell us that this morning we are 34 million citizens who have received at least one dose of the” anti-Covid “vaccine and 24 million, therefore an abundant 40% of the population, now vaccinated according to the indications. important that it has given priority to all the age groups most exposed to the risk of developing a serious disease and this has allowed us to significantly reduce the number of deaths and hospitalizations in intensive care “, added the spokesperson for CTS.

“Of the anti-Covid vaccinations for the age group 12-18 years – continues Locatelli – I say without hesitation all the best possible. The safety profiles of the vaccine approved in this age group are absolutely reassuring. Cover the 12- range. 18 years of age means first of all ensuring these children that they do not develop even the rare systemic multi-inflammatory syndromes and some other rare form of more serious pathology linked to the Sars-CoV-2 infection “. Furthermore, he adds, “it means reducing the viral circulation and guaranteeing protection within the same classes for the companions who, due to some immunodeficiency condition, cannot benefit” directly from the protective effect of vaccinations. “Finally, it means “creating the conditions to ensure the best possible continuity” for schools.

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