In response to the massive increase in the number of cases in Italy, people over the age of 50 must be vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to relieve pressure on healthcare and reduce the number of deaths.
The immediate commitment is one of Europe’s strictest rules for coronavirus vaccination: every member of Mario Draghi’s coalition government has supported its submission, regardless of party affiliation. Article – Commodity according to.
Two-thirds of those in intensive care are not immunized
From February 15, workplaces must provide proof to all people over 50 that they have received the vaccination or have recovered from the disease. This applies to both the public and private sectors. In Italy, more than 183,000 people were reported infected on Wednesday, with 230 deaths.
Since the outbreak of the disease, 138,276 Italians have died from the coronavirus.
According to Health Minister Roberto Speranza, two-thirds of those currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit are not immunized, as are half of those who are not receiving intensive treatment but are already in hospital.
“We have taken this decision to reduce the unvaccinated as much as possible because they are the most stressful on the health care system,” he said.
They fear the effects of compulsory vaccination
Companies fear that vaccines required in the workplace will slow the economy.
Draghi tried to toughen up the vaccine mandate last week, but the cabinet did not approve the measure, so talks were postponed.
“We want to flatten the infection curve and encourage unvaccinated Italians to vaccinate themselves”
Draghi said at the start of the cabinet session, according to the ANSA news agency. “We are targeting the age groups most at risk of hospitalization to reduce pressure on hospitals and save lives. At the same time, we want to keep schools and businesses open.”
Vaccination has already become mandatory for health care workers, teachers, and the police.
Actions around the world
In other countries too be more strict The issue of vaccinations: In Ecuador, all adults should take them now, as they do in Indonesia, Micronesia, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Austria and Germany plan to make commitments from February, the first from age 14.
Vaccines are already mandatory for healthcare workers in a number of countries to keep working: this is the case in Australia, Great Britain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon and New Zealand, but also in Poland introducing the rule from March.
Immunization required in the world of work is also unknown in many countries.
Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Fiji, France, Ghana, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, New Zealand, Oman, Poland require vaccination in some countries, especially in the public sector. , Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.
In addition, miners in Western Australia have to be vaccinated, construction workers in China have to take a reminder dose, in Kazakhstan the vaccine is mandatory for groups of more than 20 people, and in the Philippines for public transport operators. People over the age of 60 are vaccinated in the Czech Republic, Greece, Malaysia and Russia, children over 5 years old in Costa Rica and those over 16 in Lithuania need to be vaccinated.
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