April 16, 2021

In Spain, the obligation to wear a mask outdoors has been reduced


Covid cases worldwide exceed 133 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths exceed 2.8 million since the start of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest balance – relative to Wednesday 7 April – of 13,708 new cases and 627 dead (here the bulletin with the data and the bulletins that show the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020). Here is the map of the contagion in the world.

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11.35 am – Vaccini, Pal (Aifa): 17 million Pfizer doses and up to 10 million J&J are coming
For the president of the Italian drug agency Aifa Giorgio Pal, the goal of 550,000 vaccine administrations per day will be reached when sufficient doses arrive. In the second quarter of the year, 17 million doses of Pfizer’s anti-Covid vaccine will arrive, and from J&J, towards the end of April, another 7-10 million will arrive – explained Pal to the microphones of Good morning on Sky Tg24 -. Modern will come in a lower quantity and CureVax will come a little further. So we have enough doses available to reach the expected coverage of 500 thousand vaccinated per day.


11-15 – Milan, protests against dad: Carducci high school occupied
About thirty students this morning occupied the courtyard of the Carducci high school in via Beroldo, in the Piazzale Loreto area, to protest against distance learning. The occupation is expected to end in the late afternoon today.

11.05 am – Son: If we get vaccinated, we get out of it. At the end of the month we must reach 500 thousand daily doses
If we get vaccinated, we get out of it, said General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, extraordinary commissioner for the Covid19 emergency, this morning in Piediripa di Macerata, at the end of the visit to the new vaccination center. Adding: As soon as we complete the over 80s and the frail we will open vaccination to the productive classes. The plan does not change, by the end of the month we must reach 500 thousand daily doses. From today, the inoculation of the AstraZeneca vaccine is open to the 60-79 year old audience, while those under 60 who have already received the first dose will also receive the second.

10.05 am – Gimbe, contagion slows down but intensive therapies above 30%
The contagion slows down but tampons collapse and for intensive care, the threshold above 30% in 14 regions. The Gimbe foundation notes this in the usual weekly monitoring. For vaccines – it is emphasized – 500,000 administrations per day per hour remain a mirage. The monitoring in the week March 31-April 6, highlights a reduction in new cases (-11.1%) overestimated by the collapse of the people tested. There is a slight decrease in deaths, cases currently positive and people in home isolation, while hospital alert remains high: indicators above the saturation threshold in 8 regions for the medical area and in 14 for intensive care with employment peaks exceeding 50%. The protection of the elderly and the frail is seriously overdue: complete vaccination cycles for only 36.8% of over 80s and 2.2% of the 70-79 age group, no public reporting on extremely vulnerable people. (Here the article).

9.50 am – Berlin, if ok Ema talks with Russia on Sputnik
Germany has announced its intention to carry out bilateral talks with Russia on Sputnik, in the event that this is approved by the EMA. what the German health minister, Jens Spahn, said this morning, speaking to WDR5. For it to become a debate on a fata morgana must be avoided, he stressed. First we need the green light of the European drug agency, and to get it Russia must deliver data. I also explained to the European Council of Ministers that we will also speak bilaterally with Moscow to determine when the case might arrive and in what quantity, Spahn said.

9.41 am – Bonomi: Very worried about social sustainability
I am concerned about the social sustainability side. I am worried, very worried. Thus the president of Confindustria, Carlo Bonomi, speaking at the `Sustainable Economy Forum, an event promoted by San Patrignano and Confindustria. Of the three emergencies, pandemic, economic and social, the latter is the most difficult to deal with and constantly growing social fractures in Italy make state intervention necessary, Bonomi continued.

9.37 am – AstraZeneca: Aifa, no signal for thrombosis risk mRNA vaccines
The Technical Scientific Commission (CTS) of the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa) notes that at the moment no similar risk signals for thrombotic events have been identified for mRNA vaccines. However, it is not yet possible to express an opinion on other vaccines that use viral vaccination platforms. what is read in the CTS opinion attached to the circular of the Ministry of Health on the update of the recommendations for the anti-Covid vaccine of AstraZeneca. The CTS underlines that the benefit / risk balance of the vaccine is confirmed as positive overall.

9.35 am – Giovannini, very large suffering area
The reading of social tensions and protests in the streets is consistent with the statistical data. The area of ​​suffering is very large. Failure to restart causes a number of companies to see their future at risk. Thus the Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility Enrico Giovannini on Radio 24. We will propose a new budget variance – he observes – to implement measures that are aimed at particularly suffering subjects.

9.21 am – AstraZeneca: circulation to Regions, low risk in the elderly
The new circular with which the Ministry of Health has updated the recommendations on the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca is ready. The circular – sent to Regions, institutions and associations – reaffirms that the vaccine approved from 18 years of age. On the basis of current evidence, taking into account the low risk of adverse reactions of the thromboembolic type in the face of the high mortality from Covid in the more advanced age groups – we read – it is reported that its preferential use is recommended in people over 60. Those who have already received a first dose of Vaxzevria can complete the course with the same vaccine.

9.07 am – Vaccines: Fontana, ask to go to the orange zone
The numbers we are evaluating to send them to the control room in Rome go in this direction, namely the passage of Lombardy in the orange zone: the president of the Region Attilio Fontana explained to Rtl 102.5 that the data are slowly but gradually improving. Consequently, do everything possible, and ask the control room that Lombardy can be placed in the orange zone. The decision will be made tomorrow and should become effective on Monday.

8.38 am – Garavaglia, covid-free islands? We can do it
Greece has many islands and that’s why it’s moving in that direction, we could do it. The point is to create mechanisms for which it is simple to circulate. The direction seems clear enough to me, said the Minister of Tourism, Massimo Garavaglia, responding to Omnibus to a question by Alessandra Sardoni on the title of Messenger related to a government plan to create Covid-free islands in Italy.

8.10 – Tokyo 2020: media, Japan towards vaccine priority for athletes
The Japanese government is evaluating a plan that gives priority to sports athletes in their country to receive the anti-Covid vaccine in time for the Olympics, as anticipated by the agency Kyodo, which cites people familiar with the dossier. The athletes would be immunized by the end of June, to allow sufficient recovery time before the start of the Games, scheduled for 23 July.

8 am – Ontario again in lockdown for a month
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has announced a new one-month lockdown starting today to counter the third wave of Covid. Prime Minister Doug Ford broke the news. the second time this year that an emergency has been declared at the provincial level. Pharmacies and supermarkets will remain open.

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