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Taormina, the cases of health workers, already vaccinated, who have contracted the Coronavirus increase: Nursing Up asks to shed light on the matter

“The number of health workers infected at the hospital in Taormina is increasing hour by hour. According to what our representatives tell us, the outbreak broke out on May 2nd in the cardiology department. Initially, there were only 2 nurses, all already regularly vaccinated, who re-infected with Covid, compared to 11 total cases among patients and social health workers. Now, according to our unofficial sources, the cases have risen to 20 in a few hours, with the infected nurses who would already be 5. While we wait for the local Health Directorate to confirm the official data, we have created a union report to understand what is happening in Italy in recent weeks. In addition to Taormina, in fact, there are two nurses infected at the Messina Polyclinic, always in the last 24 hours. And then previously we have the 7 nurses from Abbiategrasso, the 2 from Pesaro and then the previous cases of Moscati di Avellino (3 nurses in all), Brescia and Latina respectively with 2 and 5 colleagues infected. Apparently these figures would seem derisory, but in reality what worries us most is the scarce attention that the Regions are giving to these events. As mentioned, these are nurses who regularly received the second dose of the vaccine between January and February“. Thus, in a note, reported by the ‘Dire’ agency, Antonio De Palma, national president of the Nursing Up.

“The reasons for the infections of already vaccinated nurses – adds – they cannot simply be linked to the already known non-total efficacy of drugs. All this is not enough. The health departments find it difficult to provide official information and this leaves us thinking, once again, that we are faced with the superficiality that we have already paid on our skin several times during this health emergency. How many are there really nurses and other health workers already vaccinated who have been re-infected in Italy only in the last few months? What is the state of the art in our healthcare companies, and what kind of impact do the now famous variants have on the occurrence of new cases among already vaccinated personnel? And above all, if the future will be characterized, as it seems, by the presence of variants, how do we plan to preventively address the lower efficacy of vaccines in such sensitive contexts as Italian hospitals and health facilities, and how do we intend to prevent a a possible variant between the ‘refractory’ ones, could it reach these structures and reinfect the staff working there with the risk of giving new impetus to the dramatic cycle of outward infections? When our required ministerial protocol arrives, which articulates the roles and responsibilities of healthcare companies in the timely carrying out of tests for the measurement of antibody levels, and which provides official indications on the behavior to be followed in cases where the levels found were not able to guarantee the safety of the interested party and the community? Is it conceivable in cases such as those mentioned, the administration of a booster dose regardless of whether or not the 6 months of coverage have elapsed? In short, it is not a possible third dose that worries nurses, but once again, the lack of timely and homogeneous planning policies, such as antibody level measurement screenings on health personnel that we as a trade union continue to ask loudly for health care companies. Only in this way, obviously, will it be possible to act ‘preventively’, to avoid exposure to the risk of contagion of those colleagues already vaccinated, who work in wards with fragile patients, and who could unintentionally become a vehicle of contagion themselves – concludes De Palma – when they become infected even if already undergoing the second dose“.

FONTE: https://www.italy24news.com/covid-19/40268.html

 

Healthcare, Nursing Up De Palma: new cases of post vaccine infected nurses

«The number of infected health workers at the hospital of Taormina. According to what our representatives tell us, the outbreak broke out on May 2nd in the cardiology department. Initially, there were only 2 nurses, all already regularly vaccinated, who re-infected with Covid, compared to 11 total cases among patients and social health workers. Now, according to our unofficial sources, cases rose to 20 in a few hours, with the infected nurses who would already be 5. While we wait for the local Health Department to confirm the official data, we have produced a union report to understand what has been happening in Italy in the last few weeks. In addition to Taormina, in fact, there are two infected nurses at the Messina Polyclinic always in the last 24 hours. And then previously we have the 7 nurses from Abbiategrasso, the 2 from Pesaro and then the previous cases of Moscati di Avellino (3 nurses in all), Brescia and Latina respectively with 2 and 5 colleagues infected. Apparently they would seem ridiculous figures, but in reality what worries us most is the little attention that the Regions are giving to these events. As mentioned, these are nurses who regularly received the second dose of the vaccine between January and February ». So Antonio De Palma, National President of Nursing Up.

“The reasons for the infections of already vaccinated nurses cannot be simply linked to the already known not total efficacy of drugs. All this is not enough. The Health Departments find it difficult to provide official information and this leaves us thinking, once again, that we are faced with the superficiality that we have already paid on our skin several times during this health emergency.

How many are really nurses and the others already vaccinated health workers who have re-infected themselves in Italy only in the last few months? What is the state of the art in our healthcare companies, and what kind of impact do the now famous variants have on the occurrence of new cases among already vaccinated personnel?

And above all, if the future will be characterized, as it seems, by the presence of variants, how do we plan to face, in advance, the lower efficacy of vaccines in such sensitive contexts such as hospitals and Italian health facilities, and how it is intended to prevent any variant of the “refractory” ones from reaching these facilities and re-infecting the staff operating there with the risk of to give new impetus to the dramatic cycle of outward infections?

When our required Ministerial protocol arrives, which articulates the roles and responsibilities of healthcare companies in the timely implementation of test for measuring antibody levels, and that it provides official indications on the behavior to be taken in cases where the levels found were not able to guarantee the safety of the interested party and the community? It is conceivable in cases such as those mentioned, the administration of a booster dose whether or not 6 months of coverage have elapsed?

In short, it is not a possible third dose that worries nurses, but once again, the lack of timely and homogeneous planning policies, such as the antibody level screening on health personnel that we as a union continue to clamor for from health care companies. Only in this way, of course, will it be possible to act “preventively”, to avoid exposure to the risk of contagion of those colleagues already vaccinated, who work in wards with fragile patients, and who could unintentionally become a vehicle of contagion themselves in the moment in which they become infected even if already subjected to the second dose », concludes De Palma.

FONTE: https://www.archyworldys.com/healthcare-nursing-up-de-palma-new-cases-of-post-vaccine-infected-nurses/

 

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