UDINE. The latest figures from ECDC are alarming. Only Italy and Spain, in the EU, have yellow areas, so still not at high risk of contagion. The rest of the Union is red or sorry red. This is shown in the updated map from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Ecdc). As for Italy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Sicily and Sardinia are yellow. The remaining regions are red, none dark red. In Spain, only one region retains the yellow color: Extremadura. According to the ECDC, the highest incidence of infections is concentrated in Germany, Benelux, Ireland, Greece and Eastern Europe.
So, on the one hand, the fear of the Omicron variant that is spreading in various countries of the world. On the other hand, there is uncertainty about the efficacy of vaccines vis-à-vis this new mutation of Sars Cov2. And then the countermeasures that the various nations in Europe and in the world are adopting to face this fourth wave. Meanwhile, in Italy, the Gimbe alarm is ringing: in one week, the employment of intensive care units has increased by 22%. And General Francesco Figliuolo has set the date for administering vaccines to children aged 5 to 11: December 16. While in Germany the situation is becoming really critical: Chancellor Angela Merkel lets it be known “that the situation is at the limit. “And that” the vaccination obligation is examined by the Parliament “. Then he added: “I would feel better if we were in a situation like that of Italy”.
Scholz: German Parliament to approve compulsory vaccination
German Chancellor in pectore, Olaf Scholz, said he was satisfied with the decision to open a parliamentary debate on the requirement for an anti-Covid vaccine, and said he was very confident that the measure will meet with support and pass . Scholz said this during a press conference after the State-Regions summit which decided on measures concerning the Covid. Optimism also linked to the opening this morning from Liberal leader Christian Lindner, who said he was in favor of the obligation to speak to Bild. Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the implementation of measures equivalent to confinement for people not vaccinated against Covid-19. At a press conference, after meeting with state governors, he confirmed that the 2G rule (which allows access to public places only for people who have been vaccinated or cured) will be extended to retail stores, he said. The same will apply to access to facilities and events for cultural and recreational activities (cinemas, theaters, restaurants) whatever the impact. Le Faz reported.
Omicron variant could become the majority in the world
The Omicron variant could become the majority in the world in the coming months: the estimate is from the European Union health agency. “The current evidence for transmissibility, disease severity and immune runaway is very uncertain for the Omicron variant of the pandemic coronavirus. However, preliminary data from South Africa suggests that it could have a substantial growth advantage over the Delta variant. In this case, I. mathematical models indicate that Omicron is expected to cause more than half of all Sars-CoV-2 infections in the EU / European Economic Area in the coming months. This is one of the assessments reported by ECDC, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, in the document that assesses the risk associated with the new variant (B.1.1.529). “The greater the growth advantage of Omicron over the Delta variant and its circulation in the EU / See – reads – the longer the time it will take for Omicron to cause most of all Sars infections -CoV-2 is short “.