August 2020 is an incredible day for Wuhan, outbreak of the pandemic. The incoming images of Hubei City tell us that the contagion is behind us. Meanwhile, the focus is on vaccines, with the USA and Russia trying to hazard dates.
On 11 August 2020, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had registered the first vaccine against the new coronavirus.
With a “single” death, August 29 is the best day for Italy from the point of view of the deceased, since the beginning of the pandemic.
On 24 September 2020, the pandemic returned to hunger in some European countries. It is especially France that is suffering the wave of new infections, which have surpassed 10,000 in one day.
In October 2020 Italy enters the second wave. Infectious diseases are growing again in a worrying way, and the pressure on hospitals is making itself heard again. On 31 October, 31,756 infections were recorded.
In November 2020, a few days apart, two very important announcements on the vaccine front arrive. The effectiveness of these products by Pfizer and Moderna gives us a glimpse of good hope.
On November 16, 2020 after that of Pfizer, comes the announcement of another vaccine anti-covid this time by Moderna: the American biotechnology company has announced the data of phase 3 of human trials, which results in an effectiveness that is close to 95%.
December 2020 becomes the month of hope.
December 8, 2020 is the day of the administration of a vaccine against coronavirus. A historical date. The first dose is injected to a 90-year-old citizen, originally from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, who lives in a nursing home. She was vaccinated at 6:31 at Coventry University Hospital in central England. England is the first country in the world to launch a vaccination campaign. The vaccine is the one produced by Pfizer Biontech.
On 20 December 2020, Europe was in a panic following the news of a new variant of the virus in Great Britain. Many countries decide to close their flights with the UK.
On 21 December, the EMA approves the administration of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine within the countries of the European Union. The symbolic D-day, in which the first doses will be injected, was set for 27 December. The actual vaccination campaign should have started in January 2021.