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In France, green light for the fifth vaccine, Novavax


In Germany, Minister Lauterbach proposes an obligation from age 18 to cope with record infections. The premier (ANSA) is also positive in Sweden

The SarsCoV2 coronavirus vaccine from the American pharmaceutical group

Novavax, based on a classic and non-mRna technology

like Pfizer or Moderna, will become the fifth available in


after the green light from the High Authority for Health (Has) arrived today.

This vaccine and that of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson, already available for those over 55 in France) may in some cases be a

"useful alternative"

for people reluctant to be injected with Pfizer and Moderna mRna vaccines, the authority underlines in a note. transalpine. 


"I am still in favor of a general vaccine requirement from the age of 18". German health minister

Karl Lauterbach

said at a press conference in Berlin. The minister stressed that "it cannot be excluded that a more contagious and more dangerous variant may emerge in the future". Lauterbach then remarked: "I don't even classify the Omicron variant as harmless." Those who are vaccinated three times are much more protected from serious courses and the hypothesis of death from the virus, he concluded.

Meanwhile, the country records a new record of covid infections in the 24 hours: according to the

Robert Koch Institut

, 92,223 were recorded (for the

first time above the threshold of 90,000

, in the whole pandemic); two days ago the figure had exceeded 80,000 for the first time. 286 deaths were reported. The weekly incidence also increased to 470.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The hospitalization rate is 3.09 patients admitted to intensive care per 100,000 inhabitants.


The first Swedish minister

Magdalena Andersson

tested positive for Covid-19, while the Nordic country is experiencing a boom in infections. According to his press officer, Johan Ekstrom. The first minister feels well, "she is following the current recommendations and will do her work from home". In addition to Andersson,

Per Bolund

- who heads the Green Party alongside

Marta Stenevi

- and center party leader

Annie Loof

also tested positive for the coronavirus after a meeting of party leaders last Wednesday.


Excess mortality in the EU increased in autumn 2021, reaching a peak of

27% in November.

The value is beyond the peak of excessive deaths recorded in April 2020

(+ 25%), but remains below the maximum jump of the figure recorded in November 2020 (+ 40%).

This is what emerges from the data on excess mortality published today by Eurostat and based on a collection of weekly data on deaths.

In Italy the indicator is the lowest after that of Sweden (-0.5%) and is up by 3.9%.

Source: ansa

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