• Short Summary

    IN ITALY THERE HAS BEEN A RUSH FOR VACCINATIONS TO COMBAT THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC WHICH HAS STRUCK SOME 15 MILLION ITALIANS, INCLUDING PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR.

  • Description

    IN ITALY THERE HAS BEEN A RUSH FOR VACCINATIONS TO COMBAT THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC WHICH HAS STRUCK SOME 15 MILLION ITALIANS, INCLUDING PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RUMOR. THE COUNTRY IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE LOST NEARLY 50 MILLION STERLING (120 MILLION DOLLARS) IN LOST PRODUCTION AND ANOTHER 30 MILLION (72 MILLION DOLLARS) IN CLAIMS ON THE STATE HEALTH INSURANCE.

    EXPERTS, LIKE PROFESSOR TULLIO MONALDI IN A ROME HOSPITAL, ARE WORKING FLAT OUT TO PREPARE ENOUGH VACCINE FOR THE QUEUES OF WORRIED PEOPLE, AND IN NAPLES, WHERE SUPPLIES OF MEDICINE RAN OUT, POLICE HAD TO GUARD CHEMISTS' SHOPS AGAINST CROWDS OF ANGRY CUSTOMERS.

    ABOUT HALF OF THE POPULATION OF NAPLES HAS TAKEN TO BED, AND IN ROME A QUARTER OF THE 2.8 MILLION INHABITANTS ARE AFFECTED. MANY FACTORIES, SCHOOLS AND SHOPS ARE CLOSED, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT, GAS AND ELECTRICITY SERVICES SERIOUSLY DISRUPTED.

    THE FLU EPIDEMIC SHOWS NO SIGNS OF ABATING, AND OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE ARE BADLY HIT, MILLION ARE ILL IN FRANCE AND YUGOSLAVIA, AND THE DISEASE HAS BEGUN TO TAKE A MOUNTING TOLL IN BRITAIN IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23SW2PKW46SUN1PZDNWOBCBYG
    Media URN:
    VLVA23SW2PKW46SUN1PZDNWOBCBYG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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