Tag: Italy

Italy reserves AstraZeneca vaccine for over 60s

Italy will reserve AstraZeneca’s vaccine for the over 60s following concerns of a link to blood clots in younger people, the government’s top adviser on the coronavirus crisis announced Wednesday. The decision has been taken to “recommend the preferential use on individuals aged above 60”, Franco Locatelli told reporters. His announcement came hours after the

Italy to restart AstraZeneca vaccinations Friday: PM

Italy will resume administering AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccines on Friday after the EU’s drugs regulator declared them safe, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said. Italy suspended the use of the jab on Monday, one of a number of European countries taking precautionary action following concerns it was linked to blood clots. “The administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine

Italy surpasses UK for worst COVID-19 death toll in Europe

Italy on Sunday eclipsed Britain to become the nation with the worst official coronavirus death toll in Europe. Italy, where the continent’s pandemic began, registered 484 COVID-19 deaths in one day, one of its lowest one-day death counts in about a month. Still, those latest deaths pushed Italy’s official toll up to 64,520, while Britain’s

Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

A significant number of Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should have received their shots by next September, Italy’s special commissioner for the virus emergency said Thursday. Italy is set to receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the second half of January through the European Union’s purchase program, enough to

Furtuna Skin, Sourced From a Private Farm in Sicily, Is Growing

Furtuna Skin, the buzzy Italian skin-care brand, has seen 10 percent growth month-over-month this year amid the pandemic, shared founders Agatha Relota Luczo and Kim Walls. “We’re able to say every week, ‘Every month we did better than the prior month,’” said Walls, chief executive officer. It’s been “meaningful growth,” she continued. “The responses that

A model for keeping the pandemic in check in Italy

A team of researchers has been modeling the potential spread of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy. Using their model, they can calculate the number of exposed and highly infectious individuals and the daily isolation efforts required to bring down the epidemic curve. In April, a team led by Professor Andrea Rinaldo, the head of EPFL’s