Variant Omicron: international experiences to counter it


Whether in our European neighbors or in the United States, measures are being stepped up to limit the spread of the Omicron variant.

Easy installation in Italy

The obligation to present a health pass, alias “green pass”, at the entrance to his public or private workplace has been in effect since October 15 in Italy, with a fine and suspension of salary for offenders. This basic “green pass” then had to certify either a first vaccination, a cure, or a negative test carried out in the last 48 hours (for the antigen test) or 72 hours (PCR test). While some announced a blockage of the economy, due to the number of unvaccinated people in the logistics sectors, the measure passed like a letter in the post. Because it encouraged some of the unvaccinated to do so.

To counter the pandemic, the government has also restricted access to activities open to the public (restaurants, cinemas, theaters, sports halls, etc.) to pass holders. And the vaccination obligation which has been imposed on nursing staff since March, then on that of schools at the end of August, was extended on December 6 …

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