Towards a restart of the epidemic in the fall?
This is what Professor Arnaud Fontanet fears.
The Delta variant has largely replaced the other three variants of concern, according to the WHO.
152 deaths in 24 hours, 1744 patients in intensive care in France.
Johnson & Johnson advocates a booster dose that would increase the effectiveness of its vaccine, according to the company.
The Scientific Council recommends that the students be tested regularly.
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New health defense council.
The government is meeting on Wednesday to consider "adapting the rules, the health pass, perhaps others, to the local situation", as government spokesman Gabriel Attal explained on Sunday.
Gabriel Attal (@GabrielAttal): "There will be a Defense Council soon to work" on the issue of a local health pass pic.twitter.com/qU0FkUMbkb
- BFMTV (@BFMTV) September 19, 2021
6:20 am. White plan at Mulhouse hospital.
The hospital group of the Mulhouse and South-Alsace region (GHRMSA), which includes ten establishments in the Haut-Rhin, announced on Tuesday that it had triggered the White Plan due in particular to the lack of caregivers, in this establishment or nearly 170 employees unvaccinated were suspended. The hospital group explained in a press release that it was faced with "a critical situation marked by the continued management of the health crisis, the need for additional human resources, the reduction in the number of beds linked to significant absenteeism". A total of 41 patients sick with Covid-19 remain hospitalized in GHRMSA establishments, including 15 in intensive care. The White Plan allows for the deprogramming of non-urgent operations and to request staff reinforcements.
6:15 am. Economic activity in Spain is expected to return to its pre-crisis level by the end of the year.
Return of tourists, consumption and investment up sharply ... "Everything indicates that the Spanish economy will return to the level of daily activity and employment before the pandemic before the end of the year," assured the Minister of 'Economy Nadia Calviño, presenting the government's macroeconomic projections. According to the Spanish government, the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) should thus reach 6.5% in 2021 and 7% for 2022. These objectives, included in the draft budget for 2022, are in line with the latest forecasts published by the executive.
The city of Harbin in China partially contained.
Located in northeast China, the city has been placed in partial containment after cases of Covid-19 were identified there for the first time since February.
Authorities in Harbin, which has 10 million inhabitants, have asked the population not to leave the city.
Cinemas and sports halls have been closed and tourist attractions must limit the number of visitors to half their capacity.
The call of African countries for vaccination.
The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi, incumbent boss of the African Union, has called on the UN developed countries to step up their aid to Africa to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. US President Joe Biden has pledged from the UN rostrum to increase US international efforts to fight both the pandemic and climate change. Washington will "announce additional commitments" to boost vaccination in the least developed countries, he announced. In the meantime, the NGO Amnesty International has accused the pharmaceutical groups that produce the Covid-19 vaccines of fueling an “unprecedented human rights crisis”, demanding the granting of two billion doses to poor countries.
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