On Wednesday, The Italian Council of Ministers met under the chairmanship of President Mario Draghi and Minister of Health Roberto Speranza and issued a decree that introduces urgent measures to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, in particular in the workplace and in schools.
Included in the decree is unvaccinated workers who are 50 years old or over risk being fined and after five days, lose their salary. A Super Green Pass will be obligatory to access places of work.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi said: “We want to slow down the growth of the contagion curve and push the Italians who have not yet vaccinated themselves to do so. We take action in particular on the age groups that are most at risk of hospitalization to reduce the pressure on hospitals and save lives.”
The decree takes effect February 15.
Obligatory vaccines were already in place for health workers, teachers and the police.
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John Clarke, this comment is not going to convince you, or any other anti-vaxxer out there to protect yourself against covid-19. The effects covid has on the body go far beyond a cold or flu type illness. Its has been shown to effect nearly every organ in the body. Modern science is scrambling but does still not fully understand the long term consequences of being infected with this virus. It is a lottery as to whether you will be symptom free in the long term. 10 to 20% of people are suffering from long covid of various degrees. Causing people who were once very much healthy to be suffering from debilitating symptoms. Two years in a lot of these people are not recovering. It is absolutely ok for you to not want to be vaccinated, but don’t spend your time trying to convince others to follow you. You could be causing real harm to people due to mis information. The science is extremely clear that this virus is more insidious in nature than simply a cough and mild fever that goes away with time. While Omicron is less likely to cause the cytokine storm responsible for acute respiratory distress, it is likely that it will cause significant harm to other areas of the body. From kidneys, to nerves, to brain. While your research into vaccine harm may be legitimate, start reviewing information on long covid to balance out your opinions. Ultimately reach out and communicate with someone who is suffering from this so that you are truly informed about the risk / reward of vaccination vs covid-19. You cant healthy eat your way out of this. Its not just about case numbers, hospitalizations, icu beds, and deaths.
I agree with you and this is one of the best responses I ever read. Thanks for sharing.
I don’t know anyone who has died or had issues with the vaccine. However, between friends and family I know over 12 who’ve died from Covid including two in their 30’s. Sad.
i have human grade ivermectin good luck dirk wish you well! 39 RCTs peered reviewed metanalysis and published in journals . Covid 19 is treatable and preventable but the CDC NIH NICE WHO are not listening are they!