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Covid-19: the vaccination campaign is accelerating in France, the health pass adopted

2021-05-30T10:00:29.885Z

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.



Adoption of the "

health pass

" in France, large-scale vaccine trials by Sanofi ...

Le Figaro

takes stock Friday, May 28 on the latest information related to Covid.

To discover

  • Covid-19: vaccination as the only remedy

Read also: Covid-19: the five major challenges of the vaccine campaign

  • France: vaccination for all is organized, "

    health pass

    " in sight

Four days before the general opening of vaccination against Covid, all adults in France can now make an appointment, while Parliament has adopted the implementation of a

controversial "

health pass

".

Read also: Why the health pass raises the concern of lawyers

The reservation of slots on specialized internet platforms (Doctolib, Keldoc, Maiia) was extended Thursday, May 27 in the morning to 18-49 year olds.

For them, the meetings will begin on Monday, May 31, with the official opening of vaccination to all adults.

At the same time, the epidemic figures continue to fall: less than 18,000 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized, including 3,200 in intensive care units

Read also: Covid-19: is the epidemic finally behind us?

  • Origin of the virus: Facebook backpedal on its moderation

The hypothesis of a coronavirus conceived in the laboratory, long banned on Facebook, has now become admissible on the platform.

Read also: Covid-19: for scientists, the trail of a laboratory leak is no longer taboo

In light of the ongoing investigations into the origins of Covid-19 and in consultation with health experts, we will no longer be removing from our platforms allegations that Covid-19 was created by humans or has been manufactured,

”the Californian group said on its website, a few hours after Joe Biden's call to American intelligence services to“

redouble their efforts

”to explain the origin of the pandemic.

  • Beijing denounces the theory of a lab leak

China blasted Thursday, May 27 "

the dark history

" of American intelligence, after the request to its services of the President of the United States Joe Biden to provide within 90 days a report to explain the origin of the pandemic.

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China denies that three of its researchers contracted Covid-19 at the end of 2019

Long brushed aside by most experts, the theory of a laboratory accident in Wuhan has come back in force in recent weeks in the American debate.

  • Olympic Games: the EU and Tokyo confident

The European Union and Japan on Thursday said they maintained their confidence in the "

safe and secure

"

holding

of the Olympics in Tokyo this summer, despite calls for the event to be canceled due to the pandemic.

»SEE ALSO -

Olympic Games: the EU will deliver 100 million doses of vaccines to Japan

  • Sanofi: large-scale vaccine trials

The French pharmaceutical group Sanofi announced on Thursday the start of large-scale trials for its main Covid-19 vaccine project, designed with the British GSK, confirming to count on a marketing of this product at the end of 2021 after months delay.

Read also: Covid-19: Sanofi increases its efforts in vaccine production

  • Major events without gauge possible this summer?

It will be possible this summer, by respecting certain measures, to organize shows and other gatherings without social distancing despite the pandemic, indicates a Dutch study of 24 events - including Eurovision and several football matches - having brought together in all more than 60,000 people.

Read also: Festivals facing the challenge of the health pass

  • Nepal running out of vaccines

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Olip has called on the international community to provide Nepal with nearly 40 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines to fight a new wave of contamination that has put pressure on hospitals in this poor country.

Nepal, with a population of 30 million, has so far received just over three million doses from all sources.

  • Two billion dollars needed for Covax

To reach 30% of the population in 92 poor countries, the Covax system, an international group created for the equitable distribution of Covid vaccines, needs an additional two billion dollars by June 2.

Read also: Covid-19: Covax weighs 5% of global vaccination

  • CoronaVac versus Pfizer

The Chinese CoronaVac vaccine against Covid-19 reduces the mortality of this disease by 97%, while the American Pfizer has an effectiveness of 80%, according to the preliminary results of a Uruguayan study published Thursday, carried out by the Ministry of Uruguayan health among the local population in 2021.

Read also: Covid: could Russian and Chinese vaccines be authorized in France?

The study specifies that the figures are preliminary and "

should be interpreted with caution, as they do not take into account the age of people, their co-morbidities and groups with high exposure

", such as health workers.

  • More than 3.5 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 3.5 million people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources Thursday, May 27 at midday.

After the United States (593,156), the countries with the highest number of deaths are Brazil (456,674), India (315,235), Mexico (222,232) and the United Kingdom (127,748).

Read also: Covid-19: is the epidemic finally behind us?

These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated. They exclude the upward revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations.

Source: lefigaro

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