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Covid, Commissioner Catania: “Sicily fills gap, ‘grandparents and grandchildren’ initiative against fatalism of the elderly ‘”


“In Italy twenty million people have been vaccinated, in Sicily over two million. This means that if the island represents 10% of the Italian population, those performed in Sicily are 10% of the total vaccinations and therefore, in full vaccination target “. This was stated by Pino Liberti, extraordinary Commissioner for the Covid emergency in Catania who in an interview with AdnKronos adds how “we have recovered some small gap accumulated a few weeks ago but lately there has been an exploit in all the island vaccination centers with peaks also of 58 thousand daily vaccinations “. “To date – Liberti points out – we are at about 91% of the doses administered among those arrived and the gap has been filled”. Regarding the fact that Sicily is at the bottom of the country for vaccinations for the over 80s, Liberti admits “a certain dose of fatalism in our elderly. They think ‘I didn’t die of Covid but why do I have to imagine getting a vaccine what can hurt me? ‘ In this they are wrong – observes Liberti at AdnKronos – because these are the categories that if they fall ill with Covid it is difficult for them not to end up in hospital and if they do end up there, it is difficult for the outcome not to be bad “. To remedy the ‘problem’ Pino Liberti finally promotes the initiative of the “Region and the Health Department that to encourage the elderly to get vaccinated have imagined a path that unites the generations: grandparents and grandchildren who do not necessarily have to be blood relatives”. “So young people – concludes the extraordinary Commissioner for the Covid emergency in Catania – even outside the target registry, even 18 or 20 year olds who accompany the over 80 year old in a vaccination hub, would in turn be vaccinated with an ‘immediate preferential lane'” . (by Francesco Bianco)



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