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Covid-19: 97 dead in French hospitals, 978 patients in intensive care

2022-07-04T16:52:42.854Z

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



The French health system "out of breath", 1.7 million inhabitants confined to China, disinformation on Covid-19 which gives new life to the anti-vaccine movement...

Le Figaro

takes stock this Monday July 04 on the latest information related to Covid-19.

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978 intensive care patients in France

The pressure continues to increase on French hospitals.

16,638 patients were hospitalized on Monday, against 16,278 the day before.

Of them, 978 were admitted to critical care wards, up from 953 on Sunday.

97 deaths from covid-19 are also to be deplored in French hospitals on Monday.

Read alsoHospitalizations for Covid are on the rise again

“Our whole health system is at the end of its tether,” says the new Minister Braun

The new Minister of Health, François Braun, ruled on Monday that

“our entire health system is out of breath”

and promised to tackle

“in emergency medicine”

the files that await him, including the hospital crisis. .

After having praised Brigitte Bourguignon for her

"benevolent listening"

and her

"willingness to tackle the problems head-on"

, the former head of emergencies in Metz mentioned, during the transfer of power to the ministry, a

"health system (...) capable of doing extraordinary things, as during the pandemic, but (which) lacks flexibility, visibility, is no longer understood by our fellow citizens or by our caregivers".

"Emergencies (...) are sick, the public hospital is not well, and our whole health system is out of breath"

, added the one who has just submitted 41 proposals to the government, as part of a flash mission on

'unscheduled care'.

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China:

1.7 million inhabitants confined in the east of the country

China has placed 1.7 million people in containment in Anhui province (east), where some 300 new cases of Covid were reported on Monday as part of a resurgence of the epidemic in certain regions.

The Asian giant is taking a firm approach to the virus, with major screening campaigns, mandatory quarantines and confinements as soon as a few cases appear.

The renewed epidemic in Anhui comes at a time when the Chinese economy is slowly recovering from the containment of Shanghai, lifted in early July after several months.

Two townships in the province, Sixian and Lingbi, have announced lockdowns affecting more than 1.7 million people.

They can only leave their homes to get tested.

The Ministry of Health reported on Monday for the

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Covid-19: restrictions tighten in Beijing, residents get tested

Covid-19 misinformation breathes new life into the anti-vaccine movement

As misinformation about Covid-19 continues to flourish, more parents in the United States are questioning whether other vaccines are necessary for their children and more adults prefer to skip shots, even those whose safety has long been proven.

Because the politicization of vaccines against Covid-19 has fueled the anti-vaccine movement, contributing to the drop in the number of immunizations against measles, polio and other dangerous diseases.

Parents

“are asking if they (the vaccines) are really necessary or if we can administer them later,”

says Jason Terk, a Texas pediatrician and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

"It's not about a majority of parents,

he adds.

Anti-vaccine social media messages are amplified by conservative political figures as well as overseas campaigns, whose misinformation about vaccines predates the pandemic.

And with declining vaccination rates, there are fears that diseases that were largely eradicated in many parts of the world could reappear.

In the United States, the percentage of children in kindergarten who received the recommended vaccines fell by one point, to 94% in 2020-2021.

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Source: lefigaro

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