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Covid-19: the British government pinned for the management of the crisis


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

Towards a first African vaccine, the British government pinned for the management of the crisis, the German CureVac abandons its first vaccine candidate ...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Tuesday, October 12 on the latest information related to the Covid pandemic- 19.

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British government pinned down for crisis management

Late containment,

"big mistakes"

, and


in the face of the spread of Covid-19 led to

"one of the biggest public health failures"

in the UK, where thousands of deaths could have been killed. be avoided, according to a parliamentary report released on Tuesday.

The study, carried out by two parliamentary committees after months of hearings, explains that Boris Johnson's conservative government, following the advice of scientists, has adopted a

"gradual and gradual approach"

rather than quickly instituting lockdown.

The United Kingdom is one of the countries most affected in Europe by the coronavirus with almost 138,000 dead.

Read alsoPandemia: the British government has made "big mistakes", says a parliamentary report

Plan for "the battle for independence" in France

Produce more and

"become a great nation of innovation"

: French President Emmanuel Macron lifted the veil on Tuesday on a 30 billion euro investment plan, setting the mission to win the

"battle for independence"

d 'by 2030. The health crisis

"made us touch our vulnerability"

, and

"our dependence vis-à-vis abroad"

, noted the Head of State, referring to the shortage of masks at the beginning of pandemic, or the inability of France to emerge a vaccine against Covid-19.


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Towards a first African mRNA vaccine

South Africa, which campaigns for equitable access to anti-Covid vaccines, has embarked on the design of the first African messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, to end the continent's dependence on vis rich countries.

To date, just 5% of eligible Africans are fully immunized.

Largely lagging behind the rest of the world, Africa is heavily dependent on imports and donated doses by rich countries.


Covid-19: South Africa is working on the continent's first messenger RNA vaccine

German CureVac abandons its first vaccine candidate

The German laboratory CureVac announced on Tuesday the abandonment of the development of its first candidate vaccine against Covid-19, initially hopeful but whose effectiveness has proved disappointing.

The company specializing in messenger RNA will

"focus on the development of a vaccine against Covid-19 on the second generation"

on which it is working with the British GSK and will therefore


the current candidate from the procedure continuous review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Read also CureVac, German nugget in search of an anti-Covid vaccine

Vaccination requirement prohibited in Texas

Texas Republican Gov. Gregg Abbott has announced that he is banning all entities in his state, including private companies, from imposing a vaccine requirement on their employees or consumers.

“The Covid-19 vaccine is safe, effective and is our best defense against the virus, but it should always be voluntary and never forced,”

he tweeted.

The move comes a month after Joe Biden said vaccination would be mandatory for some 100 million workers, federal government officials and private sector employees.

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London cancels New Years fireworks display for second year in a row

The New Year's fireworks display in London, traditionally held on the banks of the Thames, has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the pandemic, the town hall of the British capital said on Tuesday.

“Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our famous New Year's Eve spectacle will not take place this year on the banks of the Thames,”

said a spokesperson for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The city is considering a number of

"interesting options"

to replace it, he added, promising that

"London will welcome the New Year in spectacular fashion".

Read also Covid-19: London cancels its New Year's fireworks

More than 4.85 million dead

The pandemic has killed at least 4,853,570 people around the world, according to a report compiled by AFP from official sources on Tuesday at 10:00 GMT.

The United States is the country most bereaved by this epidemic with 714,060 dead, followed by Brazil (601,213), India (450,963), Mexico (282,227) and Russia (218,345).

The WHO estimates, taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, that the results of the pandemic could be two to three times higher.

Source: lefigaro

All tech articles on 2021-10-12

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