Italian authorities are investigating whether the Mafia Redirecting part of the coronavirus vaccine supply The member corresponding to the trans-mountain country.
Government data show that Italy manages a total of 12 million vaccines So far, there are 4.2 million people over 80 years old, while only 1.26 million people over 70 years old.
At the same time, 3.1 million vaccinations were given to medical staff, 1 million vaccinations were given to education professionals, and 2.4 million is defined as a confusing category “other”.
The head of the National Anti-Mafia Committee expressed concern this week. Vaccination rates among the “other” population in the southern region Reported on people who have infiltrated the healthcare system and other public areas with the Mafia for a long time political.
Nicola Morra ordered four regions, the three most southern ones, Sicily, Calabria and Campaniawith Valle d’AostaTo provide vaccination data and indicate the priority of vaccination methods.
“People outside of any priority categories designated by the government are being vaccinated, especially in certain areas Places with high mafia density, We suspect that the Mafia is managing this vaccine,” said Mario Giarrusso, a member of the Anti-Mafia Committee of the Italian Parliament.
When experts warned that Italy had not targeted the vaccine against the most vulnerable, it raised concerns about the penetration of the Mafia It has already killed thousands of people.
In a press conference on Thursday, the prime minister Mario Draghi He warned local governments that if they want to remove the current restrictive measures, they must step up their vaccination efforts and attack those who are not in the priority group receiving the vaccine.
“Conscientious people skipped the waiting list and tried to get vaccinated first because they knew it was Put people over 75 at risk Or is there some vulnerability and therefore a real risk of death? “Draghi said.