While the Omicron variant is now established as predominant in the area, found in 60% of the samples entry to analysis, the ISS pushes on immunization campaign. A necessary acceleration in the light of the data, reported in the Secretariat of Health, with the aim of “rebuilding the defenses against contagion, hospitalizations and intensive care which – it reads – are recorded in particular among the unvaccinated and vaccinated for over 5 months “.
Also from Health projections, prefiguring the load on the Hospital according to two different scenarios – purely theoretical – taking a reference to the period from 6 December to 11 January. Self no one had been vaccinated, hospitalizations must be at least double compared to the current situation: 170 isolations, instead of 82; 46 intensive therapies instead of the 17 real ones (and in this case the hospital structure would not have held up); 14 deaths, compared to 9 enrollment. If instead, the whole population had been vaccinated with booster, the weight on the hospital would have been significantly lower: 24 isolations (again compared to the real 82); 3 intensive therapies instead of 17; 3 deaths instead of 9.
Only hypothetical scenarios, specifies the report, which also devotes an analysis to ability to protect vaccines from infections and hospitalizations. With the two doses, after 6 months the percentage of infections is only slightly lower than the incidence on unvaccinated people, while with the booster you are infected 5 times less. The protection against hospitalization in isolation is very valid: the unvaccinated has a 7 times higher probability than a vaccinated with booster. Even more marked protection for intensive care: the risk for the unvaccinated is 17 times higher than for the booster; is + 1700%.
Push for vaccination, it was said, for reduce the pressure on the hospital structure, also indicating the time objectives: by the end of January, it is believed to be able to carry out all the booster administrations. New Pfizer doses arrived last week: 9360 for adults; 6000 pediatric, for the campaign aimed at 5-11 year olds, launched last Thursday. By mid-February, he expected another 10,000 doses.
Read the report of the Secretariat of Health