The vaccination campaign and the Omicron race continue, now the dominant variant in Italy too
Gypsies, now we need simpler rules
Covid is defeated by respecting the rules of behavior and with the vaccine. There can be no exceptions to this, but “it’s time to simplify. The condition for mass and convinced adherence to the rules is also simplicity “. The governor of Lazio Nicola Zingaretti writes it in a letter to the Corriere della Sera. The former secretary of the Democratic Party makes an appeal to the government: “it is time to fight against the bureaucracy from Covid, to simplify people’s lives and return to normality as much as possible, compatibly with the need to fight the virus”. And he adds that the vaccination campaign is proceeding apace. “In my region for the second consecutive day there were over 70 thousand administrations. 97% of the adult population received the double dose or equivalent coverage, 91% if we consider the over 12 “.
Tunisia, infections and positivity rate rise
Tunisia recorded 8460 new cases of covid on January 13 last out of 30,050 tests carried out, with a positivity rate that rose to 28.15%, and 5 deaths. These are the latest figures released by the Tunis Ministry of Health that mark a sharp increase in infections in the North African country, which since last Thursday has established a night curfew and a ban on gatherings and demonstrations for two weeks. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 771,177 registered positives and 25,755 victims. Currently 470 patients are hospitalized in private and public hospitals, of which 123 in intensive care, and 26 in assisted breathing. On the other hand, over 6 million Tunisians (out of about 12 million inhabitants) have completed the vaccination cycle, about a million third doses.
Confesercenti, with Omicron and expensive energy at risk 6.4 billion spent
Omicron and the rush of the bills bring the hands of recovery back six months. The new slowdown triggered by the fourth wave and by the increase in the prices of energy goods could put at risk, in the first quarter of 2022 alone, about 6.4 billion euros of expenditure: a sting that would precipitate consumption again to the levels of the second quarter of the last year, effectively canceling all the recovery gained in the second half of 2021 and moving the recovery of pre-pandemic levels from the end of 2023 to the beginning of 2024. Thus Confesercenti in a note.