In Italy, the number of deaths from COVID-19 is growing rapidly. The vast majority of the dead are unvaccinated people, alarms Amerigo Cicchetti from the Catholic University of Rome. He added that the average age of the deceased had dropped to 60. That is why there are calls for the government to take immediate action. One of the solutions considered is a new sanitary pass.
Infections are rising and so are the deaths, so you need to intervene immediately to reverse this trend, says Amerigo Cicchetti, an expert in healthcare management.
The data he presented shows that mainly elderly people died in the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, while now they are younger and unvaccinated.
Super Green Pass
Massimiliano Fedriga, the head of the Conference of Regions and the head of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia government, appealed to the government to take immediate action. In his region, the number of coronavirus cases has increased rapidly.
According to Fedriga, the government should develop measures that would not apply to those who were vaccinated if the epidemic situation worsened further. In this way, as he said in a television interview, the “last undecided” should be persuaded to vaccinate.
In Italy, 87% have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. residents over 12 years of age. There is over 84 percent under two doses. citizens.
One of the proposals under consideration is the so-called Super Green Pass, a new sanitary pass that would be issued only to vaccinated people from December. Currently, it is also received by people who are cured of coronavirus and those with negative test results.
Coronavirus in Italy
The Italian health ministry said on Sunday that 46 people with COVID-19 have died. For comparison, 49 deaths were recorded the day before. The daily number of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection dropped from 11,555 on Saturday to 9,709 on Sunday.
4.9 million infections have been confirmed in Italy since the start of the pandemic, and a total of 133,177 people have died following coronavirus infection. In Europe, only the United Kingdom has reported more deaths. Globally, Italy ranks 9th.
The ministry said on Sunday that 4345 people were in the hospital in regular covid wards, compared with 4,250 the day before. 520 patients are in intensive care.
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