French data confirms the effectiveness of booster doses.
The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries, according to the WHO.
The government wants to allow “the French to spend Christmas together”.
Tensions on Pfizer inventory due to recall campaign.
A Health Defense Council will be held next Monday.
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7:40 am. A vaccine booster recommended for at-risk Canadians from 18 years of age.
Canadian health authorities have recommended the administration of a booster dose of the Covid vaccine to adults as young as 18 years old, if they are at risk. People considered at risk are especially those living in regions where vaccination coverage is lower, virus circulation higher, or who are immunocompromised.
7:25 a.m. A gendarmerie officer relieved of his command for refusal of vaccination in Gironde.
A squadron leader commanding the Langon (Gironde) gendarmerie company was relieved of his operational command and transferred “to a post” without “contact with the public” for a refusal of vaccination against Covid-19. At the head of a staff of 150 gendarmes, this 32-year-old senior officer was first punished with ten days' arrest and then transferred to the General Directorate of the Gendarmerie in Paris, "on a post where he is more in contact with the public ”indicated the gendarmerie in Gironde.
7.20 a.m. The Covid-19 arrives in the Cook Islands.
A very first case of Covid-19 has been detected in the Cook Islands, a Pacific archipelago of 17,000 inhabitants so far spared by the pandemic. A 10-year-old boy tested positive for the new coronavirus while in quarantine with his family after returning from abroad. The Cook Islands became completely isolated from the rest of the world at the start of the pandemic. Nationals stuck abroad can, however, be repatriated aboard a few rare special flights from New Zealand, subject to ten days of quarantine on arrival and multiple tests.
Two hippos tested positive in Belgium.
Two hippos from the Antwerp zoo (northern Belgium) have tested positive for Covid-19.
This is the first time that the Covid has affected this species.
The Omicron variant is a possible threat to global growth, according to the IMF.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is considering revising its global growth forecast downwards due to the new Omicron variant spreading around the world.
The IMF already revised its growth forecasts for the global gross domestic product down to 5.9% in 2021 against 6% in July in October, due to logistical problems and due to uneven vaccination.
Ireland decrees new restrictions before Christmas.
The Irish government has announced new restrictions, including closing nightclubs and social distancing in places like pubs and restaurants, in an attempt to limit contamination.
“Going forward into the Christmas period without restrictions to reduce the volume of personal contact is simply too high a risk,” Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
In addition, it is advisable to limit home meetings and telecommuting to a maximum of four households.
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