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Covid-19: vaccinees have three times less risk of being positive, according to a study

2021-08-04T15:40:43.955Z

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world.



"

White plan

" in hospitals in the South-East, the WHO calls for a moratorium on booster doses, the Elysee "

not worried

" on the eve of the opinion of the Constitutional Council on the health law ...

The Figaro

takes stock this Wednesday, August 4 on the latest information related to the Covid pandemic.

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  • "

    White plan

    " for hospitals in the South East

After Corsica, the “

white plan

” was activated on Wednesday in hospitals in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, in the south-east of France, to allow healthcare establishments to cope with a significant increase in healthcare costs. hospitalizations. In one week, "

and in the midst of a period of leave for caregivers as well as for vacationers

" in this region, "

hospitalizations for Covid have increased by 56%

", the Regional Health Agency told AFP. The "

white plan

" allows "

to have a legislative framework to recall caregivers on leave or to deprogram operations

", according to the Public Assistance of Marseille Hospitals (AP-HM).

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  • Vaccinees are three times less likely to test positive

Fully vaccinated people are three times less likely to test positive for Covid-19 than those who are not vaccinated, according to the latest results released Wednesday from a large study in England.

The results of this study, carried out by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI on more than 98,000 volunteers between June 24 and July 12, also show that fully vaccinated people are less likely to transmit the virus.

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  • Vaccines: WHO calls for a moratorium on booster doses until end of September

The WHO boss called for a moratorium on booster doses of anti-Covid vaccines to be able to make these doses available to countries which have only been able to immunize a tiny part of their population.

"

We urgently need to turn things around: from a majority of vaccines going to rich countries to a majority going to poor countries

," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that the moratorium should last at least until the end of the day. at the end of September, during a WHO press briefing in Geneva.

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  • Health law: the Constitutional Council decides Thursday, the Elysee "

    not worried

    "

"

Not worried

": the Elysee wanted to be confident on Wednesday, on the eve of the highly anticipated opinion of the Constitutional Council on the health law which includes the controversial extension of the

health

"

pass

" and compulsory vaccination for certain professions. The opinion of the Sages of the rue de Montpensier on the bill passed on July 25 by the National Assembly and the Senate is expected late Thursday afternoon, the executive hoping for its entry into force of the health pass on August 9.

The Constitutional Council was seized of this text by the government and three groups of more than 60 parliamentarians each - two of senators and one of deputies -.

We are not worried because we believe that the text is balanced.

It has been enriched by the work of parliamentarians and by its examination in a joint joint committee (Assembly and Senate editor's note)

"and it has in addition"

obtained a favorable opinion from the Council of State

", one emphasizes at the Élysée .

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  • Health pass at the hospital: an additional cost of 60 million euros according to the FHF

The obligation of the health pass to the public hospital will entail an additional cost estimated at 60 million for one month by the Hospital Federation of France (FHF), which regrets that this sum is not rather used to treat. The reorganization and strengthening of access controls which will only be possible by "

recruiting additional staff on short-term contracts

" or "

by calling on external companies

" will result in an additional cost estimated by the FHF "

to the tune of 60 million. for a month

”, detailed to AFP Zaynab Riet, general delegate of the Federation. "

This sum would, for example, make it possible to strengthen our workforce, to ensure the replacement of people on leave

", regrets Zaynab Riet, adding that "

the less we will have to spend to control access, the better we will be able to devote money to treating ourselves

”.

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  • The health pass, "

    discriminatory

    " according to Médecins du Monde

The NGO Médecins du Monde (MDM) on Wednesday condemned the principle of a health pass in France which it considers “

discriminatory

”, calling for “

unfettered

” access for the most vulnerable people to vaccination.

  • Brussels announces advance purchase contract for vaccines with Novavax

The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it had entered into a contract with the US pharmaceutical company Novavax for the advance purchase of 200 million doses of its vaccine once it has been approved by the European Medicines Agency.

"

Our new agreement with Novavax expands our vaccine portfolio by adding another protein-based vaccine, a platform that shows promise in clinical trials,

" Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said in a statement.

»SEE ALSO - Covid-19: in Martinique, the debate on vaccination rages as the Delta variant spreads

  • China restricts overseas travel

Beijing announced on Wednesday a tightening of restrictions on foreign travel for its nationals, as China faces a resumption of the Covid-19 epidemic on its soil.

The country will temporarily "

stop issuing passports and other documents

" necessary for travel abroad "

unless there is a compelling reason

," said one of the officials of the immigration office, Liu Haitao.

Since the discovery last month in Nanjing (east) of new cases of Covid-19, this focus has quickly spread and now affects 18 provinces.

Read also: Covid-19: China has exceeded one billion injections

  • In

    case of variant Delta Obama reduces the wing for his controversial birthday

After arousing criticism for the organization of a large outdoor birthday party, former President Barack Obama will celebrate his 60th birthday in a small committee, his team announced on Wednesday, explaining his choice by the spread of the variant Delta. “

Due to the new spread of the Delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to drastically reduce the event to include only family and close friends

,” she added.

Barack Obama, born August 4, was to celebrate his birthday this weekend on the upscale island of Martha's Vineyard (Massachusetts), in the company of guests vaccinated and screened for Covid-19, all outdoors in order to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), according to US media.

Hundreds of political figures and celebrities were to participate, including George Clooney, Steven Spielberg or Oprah Winfrey, according to the

Washington Post

.

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  • Morocco: extended curfew and restrictions

An expanded curfew came into effect Tuesday evening in Morocco, as well as travel restrictions, in order to stem the current outbreak of coronavirus contaminations.

The nighttime curfew is now in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The authorities have also decided to restrict travel to and from the megalopolis of Casablanca (west), as well as to and from the two major tourist cities of Marrakech and Agadir (south), with the exception of people with a vaccination passport or traveling for professional or medical reasons.

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  • More than 4.24 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4.24 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP. The United States is the country with the most deaths (614,295), ahead of Brazil (558,432), India (425,757), Mexico (241,936) and Peru (196,598). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the toll of the pandemic could be two to three times higher than that which is officially established.

Source: lefigaro

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