Italy may face the third wave of epidemic family doctors are allowed to participate in vaccination
China News Service, February 22. According to Euronet, the Italian Ministry of Civil Defense reported on the 21st that there were 13,452 new confirmed cases of new crown and 232 new deaths in the country. As of 18:00 on the 21st, Italy had a total of 2,809,246 confirmed cases, 95,718 deaths, and 2,234,633 cured cases.
Experts predict that if the necessary lockdown measures are not taken, Italy will face the risk of a third wave of epidemics within two weeks. On the other hand, the Italian Ministry of Health approved a memorandum of understanding on the 21st to allow general family doctors to participate in the vaccination work to advance the vaccination schedule.
p >The picture shows people wearing masks walking through the empty Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, on January 31, local time.
According to reports, the Secretary-General of the Italian General Practitioners Federation Scotti said that at least 35,000 family doctors in Italy will participate in the vaccination work. At present, most local governments have signed agreements with family doctors, and family doctors in certain areas will also provide home vaccination services for vulnerable groups.
In addition, the slowing down of delivery of AstraZeneca vaccine caused strong dissatisfaction with the regional government. Following the Lazio Regional President Zingaretti complained that the vaccination plan was completely disrupted, Lombardy President Fontana pointed out on the 21st that the reduction of vaccine supply by manufacturers must not continue. He said that Draghi’s new government should let the European Union hear Italy’s dissatisfaction so as to ensure Italy’s vaccination.
Christi, an expert in microbiology at the University of Padua, Italy, said that the mutant virus found in the UK currently accounts for 35% of new cases in Italy. In the next two weeks, the country will face the risk of 40,000 newly diagnosed cases and has already shown signs of a third wave of epidemics.
At present, the new Italian Prime Minister Draghi is considering setting the country as an orange epidemic prevention and control zone. However, the unified national epidemic prevention plan was opposed by some regional chairpersons, while health experts called for stricter measures.
According to Christie and some experts, there is no time to waste now. Researchers have clearly estimated the arrival time of the third wave. If the necessary lockdown measures are not taken, then within two weeks, there will be a risk of a third wave of epidemics. (Boyuan)