France has kept 500,000 doses of Pfizer's Paxilphide pills

France has kept 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s Paxilphide pills

7:45 am: The Police Department did not authorize the Parisian teachers’ demonstration on Thursday

The Paris demonstration of a number of teachers’ unions scheduled for Thursday was banned to demand “strong reactions” in the face of the “chaos” caused by the health crisis, by the Paris police headquarters, after the announcement was made “out of time”.

“The Director of Police (…) did not prohibit the demonstration” but could not “issue a receipt” to the organizers whose previous declaration had not been submitted within the “legal deadlines”, i.e. more than three days before the day of mobilization according to the Internal Security Act, it was emphasized that County in a press release.

7:25 a.m.: No complications with RNA vaccines for pregnant women

The agency said Tuesday that studies in pregnant women found that the two most commonly used Covid vaccines, made with messenger RNA technology (Pfizer, Moderna), posed no risk to mothers or children. European Medicines (EMA). In France, another study indicated that these vaccines do not increase the risk of serious cardiovascular disease (infarction, thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism) in people under the age of 75.

6:57 a.m.: 1,300 trucks stranded in the Andes Cordillera due to COVID tests

More than 1,300 heavy goods vehicles from Argentina were blocked on Tuesday at the main border crossing with Chile, in the Andes, due to regular Covid screening tests on truck drivers, we learned from the carriers.

Le blocage au poste du Paso Cristo Redentor, à plus de 3 100 m d’altitude a commencé il ya deux jours, lorsque les autorités chiliennes ont renforcé leur contrôle sanitaire, avec des tests antigéniques devenus devenus la systé systé .

6:32 am: $300 million has been invested by foundations to fight the epidemic

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and British charity Wellcome announced Tuesday that they will invest an additional $150 million in fighting COVID-19 and preventing future pandemics. This money will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), which is notably involved in spearheading Covax’s mechanism for distributing vaccines to the poorest countries.

6:12 am: More than 100,000 infections in Germany in 24 hours

Germany recorded 112,323 new cases of Covid-19 as well as 239 deaths in 24 hours, according to data released by health authorities early Wednesday. register. The infection rate for one week was 584.4 cases per 100 thousand people.

In the face of rising pollution rates, the state has restricted access to bars and restaurants for people who have received a third dose of the vaccine or who have provided a negative test in addition to a certificate of vaccination or recovery.

5:49 a.m.: France keeps 500,000 doses of Pfizer’s Paxilphide pills

Will Baxlovid represent a turning point in the battle against COVID-19? And the government believes in it, which has reserved 500,000 doses of this drug for 2022, according to Le Parisien newspaper. The first doses are expected at the end of January, our colleagues are reassured. Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral birth control pill, is an antiviral that’s supposed to reduce the risk of hospitalization by 89% in adults who may have severe infection. However, Pfizer pills still have to wait for marketing authorization from the Supreme Health Authority. This should happen soon. On Monday, Pfizer announced an investment of 520 million euros to produce its pills in France.

A Parisian pharmacist has been imprisoned, billed for mock tests

A Parisian pharmacist was charged and imprisoned in mid-December, on suspicion of billing bogus Covid-19 screening tests, to seek damages of at least several million euros for health insurance. According to Le Canard enchaîné, who revealed the existence of this investigation, the investigations began after the doctor discovered that he had bought thousands of tests without his knowledge. Read our full article here.

6:47 a.m.: On vacation in Ibiza, Blanquer realizes ‘mistake’ but won’t quit

Jean-Michel Blanquer was criticized from all sides after his New Year’s Eve vacation in Ibiza, and on Tuesday at TF1 admitted his “mistake”, but ruled out resigning. He defended himself, “I took 4 days off and worked these 4 days.” He had the support of Prime Minister Jan Castex, who asserted that the Minister of National Education had “respected” the government’s instructions.

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There is no “imprisonment effect” for newborns in France

France’s population has continued to grow to 67.81 million as of January 1, 2022, nearly 200,000 more than last year. Two years were marked by the fingerprint of Covid, which slowed deliveries before increasing them, and of course, increased deaths. All details can be found here.

5:47 am: 467,769 cases in 24 hours, an absolute record

Currently, 26,526 patients are being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals (+750 in 24 hours), including 3,881 in critical care (-32). In addition, pollution is still at an all-time high: 464,769 cases of pollution have been counted in the last 24 hours, or +26% compared to last Tuesday.

Infection experienced a meteoric rise under the pressure of a highly infectious Omicron variable. But one hope has been confirmed in recent weeks: Omicron is less dangerous than previous incarnations of the virus.

What to remember from Tuesday

  • Controversy over Jean-Michel Blanquer’s Ibiza leave on the eve of the announcement of a new health protocol in schools at the start of the school year in January dominates the news. Some elected officials are calling for his resignation. Others denounced the “terrible symbol” of the revelation as a new strike was announced Thursday in schools, colleges and high schools.
  • Jan Castex announced new aid for the hotel, restaurant or event sectors affected by restrictions linked to Omicron.
    The Pfizer and Moderna, Messenger RNA vaccines do not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults (except for myocarditis or pericarditis), according to a drug agency study.
    The Constitutional Council, which has been shut down by opposition lawmakers and senators, will issue its decision on Friday on a bill converting a health card into a vaccination card.
    China has ordered the systematic disinfection of mail from abroad. The authorities’ hypothesis is that the Omicron variant was introduced by a letter from Canada where traces of the virus were found.
    “We have reached the peak of the Omicron wave (…) but we don’t know beyond the peak, whether it will fall or there will be a plateau,” warns Eric Coemes, an infectious disease specialist at the Hotel Dieu in Paris.

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