The European Medicines Agency (EMA) hopes to give a favorable opinion on a first vaccine against the new coronavirus “by the end of the year” to be distributed “from January,” said its director, Guido Rasi, this Saturday.
“If the data is solid, we can give the green light to the first vaccine by the end of the year and start distribution from January,” said director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Guido Rasi, in an interview published this Saturday. in the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.
This body is responsible for the authorization and control of medicines in the European Union (EU), and the final green light given by the European Commission allows laboratories to market their medicines across the EU.
EMA, which expects “six or seven” different vaccines to be available in 2021, received on Friday “Pfizer’s first clinical data on its vaccine,” said Guido Rasi.
The EMA director also described that they received “the pre-clinical data from AstraZeneca, from animal tests, which are already being evaluated” and that, finally, they had “several conversations with Moderna”.
With the vaccine being placed on the market in January, its first effects in terms of containing the spread of the virus “will be visible in five to six months, especially next summer,” he explained, recalling that, obviously, “it will not be possible to immunize all people”.
“We will start with the most vulnerable categories, such as the elderly and health professionals, who will start to block the transmission bridges,” said the official.
Guido Rasi believes that it is necessary to vaccinate “more than half” of the European population in order to “be able to witness a decline in the pandemic”, which will require “at least 500 million doses in Europe”.
To vaccinate everyone, “it will take at least a year” and “if everything goes well by the end of 2021, we will have enough immunization,” said Rasi.
The Italian designer and artist Enzo Mari has died in Milan (north) at the age of 88, as announced today on social networks by the president of the Milanese Triennial museum, where the artist starred in a exhibition dedicated to 60 years of career.
«Ciao Enzo. You are leaving like a giant ”, wrote the architect Stefano Boeri, director of the Triennial.
The local press does not record the cause of his death, but reports that he was entered for a few days at the San Raffaelle hospital in the Lombard capital.
Born in Cerano (north) in 1932, although she always lived in Milan, Mari was a firm defender of artistic expression in design versus technique, and was considered one of the most innovative designers of the second half of the 20th century.
Received the Barcelona International Design Award in 1997, and grew up with an eye toward postwar Milan: “a melting pot of nations and ideas where everyone wanted to build a new city and culture,” as the artist described it in a conference at the Istituto Europeo di Design. from Madrid in 2000.
As «a world famous artist, legendary icon maker»Giuseppe Sala, mayor of Milan, defined it on Twitter. He also recalled how Mari won the “Compasso D’Oro” five times (the last one in 2011 in recognition of her career), the most important award in the industrial design field.
Mari attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in the Lombard capital to train in literature and art, after which she began her endeavor in industrial design. In 1957 he presented his first project, “16 animali” (a wooden puzzle) to the Milanese furniture manufacturer “Danese”.
Since the 1960s, he has taught at different institutions, such as the University of Parma, the Carrara Academy, the Milan Polytechnic, the Isia in Florence, the University of Fine Arts in Berlin or the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
His works are exhibited in the most important museums in the world, such as the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the MOMA in New York or the Milan Triennale museum.
On October 17, this institution opened the doors of the exhibition “Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist”, and the historical supervision of Francesca Giacomelli, with works that relate more than 60 years of design activity. Ulrich called him at the opening ceremony a “Modern Leonardo”, whose icons can be visited until April 18, 2021.
After 15 years and 12 titles, Rafa Nadal he still had something to discover on the Philippe Chatrier track. Since that debut against Lars Burgsmüller in May 2005, in the 100 games he has played in the Bologna Forest, Nadal had never played with the moon as a witness. Until Tuesday. The duration of the previous matches, the decision to put the balearic last in the order of play and the introduction of the roof and the night session in this edition, for the first time in history, made it possible for Nadal, in his hundreds of games in Paris, to taste the flavor of the night. And, as in 98 of them, he was victorious.
The young man Jannik SinnerOne of the young and most exciting players at 19, he was the toughest stone Nadal has encountered on the road, but he succumbed 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 6-1 after midnight in Paris. . The Italian, world number 75 and debutant at Roland Garros, he put Nadal on the ropes for the first time in a tournament that was being too placid for the Spaniard. He squeezed from the start, had breaking opportunities in the first set and broke the Manacorense at 5-5, putting himself in a position to take him, but there he woke up from sleep and realized what he was desecrating. Nadal returned the break with two parallel rights and ended his insubordination in the ‘tie break’.
Something similar to what happened to Dominic Thiem happened to Sinner when he met Nadal in the second round of 2014. He will be a great champion, but he is still somewhat tender. While the Balearic reached 100 games only at Roland GarrosSinner was contesting his 40th match as a professional.
After an hour and ten minutes of the first set, the battle took its toll to Sinner, who received medical attention on the adductor, but did not loosen. Anchored in a very powerful forehand and a very reliable lever backhand, the transalpine once again tamed Nadal and led him 3-1. But if there is a complicated task on the ground, such as breaking the Balearic’s serve, there is another worse one, and that is holding the serve to the next game. Sinner failed there both times and delivered the second set 6-4, despite its initial advantage.
His power was decreasing as Nadal learned to tame the Italian and the challenge that the Spanish faced was gradually falling into his clutches.
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Already become the Final match in the history of Roland Garros, Nadal turned into a werewolf when the closest night was in the French capital, grabbed the last set 6-1 and remains two wins away from the thirteenth title in Paris.
In the semifinals he will face Diego Schwartzman, who defeated Dominic Thiem in a battle lasting more than five hours, 7-6 (1), 5-7, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5) and 6-2. The US Open champion was not comfortable at any time and was able to leave before the tournament, but he held on to the match, which, together with the Argentine’s mistakes, precipitated a fifth set in which the Austrian gave up.
For Nadal it will not be an easy rival. Schwartzman has already defeated him, for the first time in ten games, in the quarterfinals of the last 1,000 Masters in Rome preventing the Spanish from revalidating the title in the Italian capital. In his favor the balance plays in the Grand Slam, where in four clashes the Buenos Aires player has only taken two sets. On these tracks they already crossed in 2018 and Schwartzman took the first set and had a Nadal on the ropes who was saved by the rain.
This Tuesday the first women’s semifinal was also defined, which will face Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska, who beat Elina Svitolina (6-2 and 6-4), and Iga Swiatek, who could with Martina Trevisan (6-3 and 6-1 ).
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is suspected of having cheated, with the complicity of his teachers, to pass an Italian exam last week, the Perouse Prosecutor’s Office (Ombría, central Italy) in charge of the investigation said Tuesday.
This Italian diploma was the first stage to obtain a passport of the country, an essential document for signing for Juventus from Turin, an operation that now seems interrupted.
“The investigation shows that the topics covered in the exam had been agreed with the candidate and that the grade had been attributed to him even before the exam,” said the Prosecutor’s Office.
The prosecutor Raffaele Cantone, former head of the Italian national anti-corruption authority, has been investigating since February possible irregularities of university professors in exams for foreigners and would have discovered Luis Suárez’s trap thanks to wiretaps ordered much earlier.
But do you think we’re going to suspend him? Today is the last lesson (to Suárez) and I must prepare him because he does not speak practically a word ”of Italian, Stefania Pina, one of the investigated women, told an interlocutor, according to the documents of the Prosecutor’s Office cited by the media. Asked by his interlocutor about the level of Luis Suárez, Spina replied: «He should not approve, but he will approve, with a salary of ten million (euros) per season you cannot suspend him».
Suarez case, the lawyer of the rector of theUniversity for foreigners of Perugia claims the innocence of his client: “TheItalian exam it took place regularly, without any favoritism ».
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David Brunelli, attorney at Giuliana Grego Bolli, in an interview with La Stampa explains that what was revealed by the wiretapping would be the result of a misunderstanding. «When it is said that the player had to be on the track, the reference is to the training path, not to a shortcut to be instructed to answer questions. Professor Grego made it clear that the track was intended as an educational process, as a course of study. In the academic field, that term is used to define the course of study of foreigners according to their language “- the words of the lawyer -” I still have to examine all the papers of the investigation and I only had a quick interview with the professor, but that sentence was not understood ».
When it is pointed out that in a conversation we talk about “routing” Luis Suarez, making him memorize the part of the exam to be taken, the lawyer replies as follows: “My client reiterates her total extraneousness to any offense: the test was carried out in compliance with the rules”.
PERUGIA – Luis’s Italian citizenship Suarez was obtained with a scam. This is what an investigation by the Guardia di Finanza and the Public Prosecutor’s Office found Perugia, with the soldiers of the Fiamme Gialle who are acquiring documentation in the university of the Umbrian capital and notifying a series of warranties. The investigations revealed that the arguments of the Italian test supported by the Barcelona forward and the Uruguayan national team had been agreed before and the scores assigned even before the test took place.
The news was confirmed by the Chief Prosecutor Raffaele Cantone. There are five suspects, all internal to the University for Foreigners, the hypotheses of crime are the revelation of official secrets and ideological falsehood. No charge, however, is contested to the player. Investigators speak of a “mock examination” and an agreement between the suspects to favor the sample.
Decisive to discover the scam were the wiretapping of the financiers. “It does not conjugate verbs, it does not conjugate verbs, it considers that it is an A1”, says one of the suspects. “The B1, the B1 citizenship”, is the answer to say what Suarez needs to obtain a passport. “He shouldn’t, must, will pass, because with ten million a season of salary, you can’t blow him because he doesn’t have B1.” The suspects are the rector of the University for Foreigners Giuliana Grego Bolli, the general director Simone Olivieri, Stefania Spina in charge of preparing Suarez with the online courses and the organizer of the exam session, Professor Lorenzo Rocca, who examined the player and Cinzia Tamagna who prepared the certificate. The University for Foreigners replies to the accusations and speaks of “correct examination procedures” adding that “the correctness of the work will emerge at the end of the tests”.
Suarez leaves the University of Perugia after passing the Italian exam
It was “Juventus, through its staff, contacted the University for Foreigners of Perugia to find out if there was the possibility of having Luis Suarez take the exam to certify knowledge of Italian”, he explained to ANSA Colonel Selvaggio Sarri, commander of the economic and financial police unit of the financial police of Perugia who carries out the investigation. The officer stressed that no members of the Piedmontese club are under investigation.
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(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 31 – The British anti-terrorism police announced that they had arrested an Italian and a citizen of Kuwait last night at London’s Stansted airport.
According to the Guardian, the Italian is 48 and the Kuwaiti 34: both were on a Ryanair flight from Vienna. The flight, writes the BBC, was intercepted by Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets following a report of a security threat on board.
An investigation is underway. Police said the two were arrested shortly after 7pm local time (8pm in Italy) under Article 7 of the Terrorism Law, which allows law enforcement to stop, search, question and arrest suspicious people passing through the country’s ports and airports. (HANDLE).
The impact of coronavirus in Italy, it already transcends the public health crisis and begins to infect the country’s economy. The number of countries that recommend avoiding trips to Italy —Bosnia, Ireland, Croatia or Israel, and Spain to certain areas— is growing and tourist reservations plummet. The cancellation of the Venice Carnival, the closure of all musical and theatrical shows and the cancellation of fairs and congresses such as the Milan Furniture Fair were the first warning. In Spain, the sector looks at the evolution of the crisis without providing, for the moment, impact data. The general message is one of tranquility, although there is concern about the fall in reserves in the transalpine country.
Tourism, which generates 12% of the Italian economy with a turnover of 146,000 million euros, notices the stab of cancellations. The fifth most visited country in the world trembles and the sector’s employers recall that some 60,000 jobs are at stake. The acid test will be Easter. Traders are beginning to fear that the worst forecasts will be fulfilled. Naples has lost 15,000 visitors and demand is expected to drop 30% for the holiday period. Venice has announced that there have already been 40% cancellations. The worst data is provided by the Lazio region, with Rome as the main focus of tourism: the fall in reserves reaches around 60%.
To the foreseeable absence of Chinese tourists in the coming months is now added the fear of Europeans to travel to Italy. The spokeswoman for the hotel union of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Paola Schneider, explained that the sector is “on the verge of collapse.” “Tourism has suffered cancellations of up to 80% in cities and up to 95% in the mountains. Even places like Trieste are already having huge problems for summer bookings. Beyond prevention, tourists from countries that force their citizens to undergo a quarantine when returning from risky areas want to avoid going through this trance.
The fear of traveling to Italy is also felt by tourist agents in Spain. Carlos Garrido, vice president of the Spanish Confederation of Travel Agencies, describes “moderate cancellations throughout Italy and a little stronger in the north.” The situation is “completely paralyzed in China,” adds the representative of the employers. At the moment it does not affect the rest of the destinations, although “people are expectant and ask what happens if they later cancel the trip.”
Neither the Confederation of Travel Agencies nor any of the main organizations in the sector have made public impact calculations in Spain. “It’s early,” says Garrido, who recalls that, despite meeting a month and a half before Holy Week, February is always very busy. The month of April of last year, in which the Easter campaign fell, brought to Spain 8.5% of total tourists for the whole year and 7.7% of tourist spending. The vice president of the employer’s association assures that, for now, expectations are good for destinations such as Ibiza or the Canary Islands.
And the tourist rhythm of the Canary Islands has barely changed despite the four positive cases of coronavirus registered in a hotel in the south of Tenerife. Hoteliers and local authorities acknowledge that some tourists have canceled their reservations at the last minute due to the risk of an epidemic, but they assure that they are not a significant number.
In fact, new customers of the hotel where the infected were staying, in the municipality of Adeje, who have not been able to access the facility because the enclosure is closed tight to prevent a spread, have stayed in other resorts neighbors who, according to the City Council, are full.
The tourists of Adeje, mostly retired (in theory the population most at risk) British, Belgian and German, take the matter with philosophy. “Not just anybody knocks me down,” says a 70-year-old man while having a beer in a pub English. She is at home, she says, and in fact it seems that she is at home. She is served by an English waitress and of the same nationality is another woman who, microphone in hand, goes around the tables telling risque jokes.
The mayor of the town, José Miguel Rodríguez, does not hide an obvious concern for a town that “lives off tourism.” The authorities do not have data on the impact that the first case of coronavirus in Spain was detected in the Canary Islands, but they do not seem pessimistic. Ashotel, the hotel association of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, has called for calm and, incidentally, reminds tourists and locals that Spain has “first-rate healthcare.”
It was a group of 10 Italian friends. This week they shared a flight, transportation to the hotel in a minibus, dinners, laughter, hours on the pool loungers and, of course, a cocktail that brightened up the night. In front of them, the sea, the open sky and the blinding white light of the coast. One of them, a doctor from Emilia Romagna, a region in northern Italy, did less social life and spent hours locked in his room. It didn’t feel right. His partner accompanied him in some moments of this feverish process. On Monday, two days after arriving at the resort, he caught a taxi and drove to a local hospital. There, due to his professional experience, because of the place he came from, he described to a colleague how he felt and, before finishing the explanation, he self-diagnosed: “I think I have coronavirus.” I was right.
The doctor’s partner, the next day, and two other friends, last Wednesday, were also infected. None of the four are in danger, according to the authorities, and only the first infected has symptoms of disease. The other three are asymptomatic, although highly infectious for those who deal with them. “It’s not the vacation they dreamed of, certainly. But everything is under control. Of course, they get bored “, count hospital sources.
Behind them they have left a hotel closed tight with 1,000 people inside. The H10 Costa Adeje Palace, a 400-room resort. It is an unprecedented situation in this tourist town in the south of Tenerife. “The hotel is now a town itself with 1,000 inhabitants and the hotel manager is the mayor. We try to help them with food, medical and psychological care and everything they need, ”explains a Canarian government spokesman.
The six Italians in the initial group live in particular isolation from the rest of the customers. A bubble has been generated around them that keeps them away from the rest until it is known for sure what their state is. Only they occupy 10 rooms, a complete floor. They have been confined in an area to which no one has access. In principle, these six people are those who have been exposed to a greater risk of contagion. The medical staff and the translators who accompany them so that there are no mistakes in the diagnosis have visited the six Italians wearing special suits, as in E.T. The hotel workers leave their food at a safe distance and then call them to come and collect it.
Through the window of the rooms you can see people bathing in the pool and sunbathing. In two days all the clients have been evaluated. Those who did not present any symptoms could move freely around the facilities, but those with a few tenths of a fever had to stay in their rooms. Every so often they are evaluated again. “Active monitoring,” the experts call it. The fact that the Italian doctor, not feeling well, took shelter in the room prevented him from infecting more clients, outside his circle of friends.
Workers have been forced to work the longest shift of their lives. Yesterday was three days of confinement and they were still at the foot of the canyon. In a heroic act, knowing that there was a work-related emergency inside, some employees who were on duty on the day the crisis began entered the facilities voluntarily on Wednesday. Of course, they signed a document of responsibility before entering. It was a short time. Hours later they told all the employees that they could go home. With a word of caution: let them know if your fever rises.
When Carola Rackete is asked if she is interested in giving an interview, she responds dryly: “The world doesn’t need another white hero.” She does not use the word “heroine”, just as she prefers to be called “captain” instead of “captain” when commanding a ship. She argues that her womanhood is obvious enough that she needs to twist the feminine words. On board the Arctic Sunrise, of the Greenpeace organization, Rackete travels through Antarctica as part of the crew. She knows that the thunder of glaciers breaking, several times a day, is the soundtrack of a planet in climatic collapse. Antarctica is melting. To deal with overheating, call on the global community to conjugate the verb disobey. And live what she preaches: Rackete is a disobedient.
For disobeying, in 2019 she became known all over the planet. On June 12, she captained the humanitarian ship. Sea-Watch 3 when they found a boat adrift in the Mediterranean full of people fleeing the violence in Libya. Rackete disobeyed. Rather than return them to the country from which they had fled, as the coast guard demanded, he took them on board. He stated that Libya was not a safe place for survivors. With his ship loaded with refugees, many of them embroidery Due to torture, he tried to dock on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The then Minister of the Interior, the far right Matteo Salvini, prevented him. While she waited for an ever-postponed solution, the health of the passengers deteriorated. On June 29, Rackete disobeyed again: she docked without authorization in the port of Lampedusa with her ship of desperation. And they arrested her.
She is vegan. Always carry a Kindle and do not watch movies or series, read
Rackete does not speak Italian, but he does speak German, Spanish, English, Russian and French. Rather than German, she prefers to identify herself as “European,” a statement that becomes more significant after Brexit. She grew up in a town around Celle, in Lower Saxony, and as a teenager her main activity, apart from studying and sleeping, was playing games. World of Warcraft in the computer. Her father is an electrical engineer who came to work in the arms industry and her mother is an accountant. There was no magical awakening to the planet’s overheating. It was, as she defines it, “a journey.” Working on ships that go on scientific expeditions, I listened to researchers, witnessed the effects of climate change, and saw their desire to learn grow. After graduating in Nautical Sciences, she did a master’s degree in Environmental Conservation.
He hasn’t had a home for eight years. It goes from project to project, lots of volunteers. If you are forced to live with money during the intervals, you never spend more than 500 euros a month. She wears dreadlocks because the oceans are very windy and she prefers not to waste time fixing her hair. There are no children or marriage on her horizon. Your loved ones are a community made up of friends scattered all over the planet. She is vegan, although she accepts the vegetarian menu if there is no other option. Rackete’s house is where she puts her backpack, in which she carries a tent, a sleeping bag, half a dozen clothes, two pairs of shoes, 10 panties, the computer and a Kindle with about 100 books. Rackete does not watch movies and series. Read.
Attack the dogma of economic growth. Faced with the collapse of the planet, he says, it would be worse to obey
Last summer, the Italian judge who released her claimed that Rackete had fulfilled her duty to save the people on board. But Rackete still has two pending charges in Italy and her future is uncertain. How to move in a world where people are arrested for saving lives? Where do the authorities of so-called democratic countries criminalize humanitarian rescue calling it human trafficking or encouragement of illegal immigration? Rackete’s answer is to live by your own rules, which means “confronting the system directly”: fighting for the collective well-being instead of the individual, cooperating instead of competing, caring for the other instead of protecting yourself from it. At 31, she represents a new type of human emerged on the fringes of the climate war. Unlike rebels in other historical moments, she is not driven by hope, but by what she calls a “humanitarian imperative.” Their logic is not to win, but to fight. Not alone, but with all those who are willing to create a society capable of living without leaving the planet exhausted. “The Earth has not been depleted because there are too many people, but because a minority has consumed most of the resources,” he says. In her first book,. It is time to act (Paidós), stands alongside the thinkers who attack the dogma of economic growth: you cannot grow more, you have to distribute the wealth that exists equitably.
While touring Antarctica, the geography where he spends most months of the year, Rackete dedicates himself to thinking about how to face the economic system. The future may be very difficult from a climate point of view, but there is an opportunity to create a more just society. Quickly, because there is no time. This captain already has a course: “The problem is not civil disobedience, but obedience.” It is time to act. And to act, he says, is to disobey.