Covid cases worldwide exceed 123 million according to data released by Johns Hopkins University, while confirmed deaths exceed 2.7 million since the start of the pandemic. And in Italy the latest toll of 13,846 new cases and 386 deaths (here the bulletin with the data and here all the bulletins showing the situation since the beginning of the pandemic: here those of 2021, here those of 2020). Here is the map of the contagion.
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9.42 – Garattini (Mario Negri): vaccines do not arrive, we should have produced them
Making the vaccine better than doing nothing, let’s not forget that where it was done, in Israel, in Great Britain, infections, sick people and deaths have decreased. The problem is not discussing which vaccine is best, but the fact that there are no vaccines. Every time we are told that they will send a certain amount of doses, then in the end they arrive half or less than half. We had to produce them ourselves, for we didn’t and now we pay a price in terms of human lives. This was stated by Silvio Garattini, founder and president of the Mario Negri Irccs Pharmacological Research Institute, guest of Cusano Italy Tv.
9.41 am – Judge Belluno: right to suspend those who do not vaccinate
If there has been no vaccination, there can be no salary: this was decided by the judge of Belluno Anna Travia, rejecting the requests of two nurses and eight social and health workers who had refused to undergo the administration of the dose last February and who had therefore been suspended from work. The ten health workers, as reported by the Courier of the Veneto, employees of two retirement homes in the Belluno area, after the refusal were placed on forced holidays by the management of the RSA and subjected to a visit by the occupational doctor.
9.36 am – Nas: irregular 16% RSA, 1,140 reports in a year
Since the start of the pandemic, according to what he learns LaPresse, 5,350 social welfare structures for the elderly were subjected to control by the Nas carabinieri. Of these, 870 highlighted the absence or non-implementation of preventive anti-Covid plans, welfare shortages and overcrowding compared to permitted beds. Overall, 1,533 violations were contested and 1,140 people reported to the Judicial and Administrative Authorities. Ninety structures were affected by measures of closure or suspension of welfare activities, due to serious irregularities.
8.50 am – Toti, after Easter reopen everything starting from schools After Easter, the country must reopen everything, starting with schools. this is the position of the president of Liguria, Giovanni Toti, who spoke to Open its Rai3. There has been a somewhat ideological clash on schools, between those who want to keep the children ignorant and those who expect them to be open regardless of everything, that’s not the case. In Liguria we usually make tampons in schools. We have noticed an incidence of the virus in the 14-19 age group almost three times higher than in other age groups, while among those attending primary and middle schools there was no increase.
8 am – Bertolaso: After the last dose I go back to being a grandfather
I had noticed that something in Aria was not working the day 300 elders who had been summoned by mistake left. But is it possible that someone is not called and others sent 60 kilometers from home to be vaccinated? It was a system that worked badly and needed to be changed: we landed on Mars, we can’t help but manage bookings via sms. So Guido Bertolaso, in an interview with Corriere della Sera. As for the future, he explains: After vaccinating the last Lombard, I go back to the locker room and start being a grandfather again.
7.18 am – Merkel-Lnder agreement, lockdown until April 18th
Agreement between Merkel and the governors of the Lnder on the extension of the lockdown until April 18. At the end of a night meeting it was decided that all shops (including supermarkets) will be closed from 1 to 5 April, coinciding with the Easter holidays, and in those days the population will be invited to stay at home as much as possible. We have not yet been able to defeat the virus, we must not give up, said the chancellor, admitting that the situation is very serious, with the number of infections continuing to increase. Germany has entered a new pandemic due to the spread of Covid variants.
7 am – Merkel supports the EU: AstraZeneca respects deliveries or stops
I support the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. We have a problem with AstraZeneca. with these words that German Chancellor Merkel – at a press conference in Berlin – expressed her support for the threat from the EU Commission to block exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine if it does not respect the scheduled delivery times.
6.30 am – THE POINT – Within 24 hours, one million Pfizer doses to the regions
According to what the Covid emergency commissioner, General Paolo Francesco Figliuolo communicated, during yesterday morning’s working meeting at Palazzo Chigi with Prime Minister Mario Draghi and the head of Civil Protection Fabrizio Curcio, 214 structures will be affected. the most important lot among those delivered so far in March.
March 23, 2021 (change March 23, 2021 | 09:45 am)