6:23 am: National Academy of Medicine recommends compulsory vaccination
The National Academy of Medicine ruled in favor of compulsory vaccination on Tuesday, e of the first few professions. More information in our article.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report on Wednesday that the first-found coronavirus variant in India has been officially reported in 53 regions.
WHO has also received information from informal sources that the B1.617 version has been found in seven other regions, according to data from the weekly epidemiological update of the French Health Agency. The UN brings the total number to 60.
According to the report, this B.1.617 variant exhibits increased transmissibility while the severity of the affected cases is being investigated.
6:01 am: A vaccination center in Bordeaux against a cluster of “worrisome versions”
Bordeaux is organizing itself in front of the “worrying version”, taken from the English version revealed last week. In Bakalan district, 60 people have now been infected with it. Facing this situation, Bordeaux is being organized: a short-term vaccination center will open in Baklan this Wednesday at 2pm, which will operate from 9am to 8pm every day.
Pharmacists and general practitioners will also be provided with additional doses of Pfizer and Modern, while the Bordeaux Immunization Mega Center will also be used to vaccinate residents of the district. “We have a three-week plan to end the vaccination of 10,000 residents of Baclan,” the regional health agency said.
5:57 am: Kovid-19 kills more than 3.475 million people
According to a report prepared in the afternoon on Tuesday from official sources, the worldwide epidemic has killed more than 3.475 million people since the end of December 2019.
After the United States (590,574), the countries with the most deaths are Brazil (449,858), India (307,231), Mexico (221,695) and the United Kingdom (127,724).
These figures, which are based on daily reports of national health officials, are usually underestimated. They exclude upward revisions made by some statistical organizations.
Considering the additional mortality directly and indirectly associated with Kovid-19, the WHO estimates that the actual toll of the epidemic is “two to three times higher”.
5:53 AM: A peaceful summer?
Is the sun finally on the horizon after so many dark months? Experts say that if they continue in the coming weeks, the decline of the Kovid-19 pandemic and the increasingly peaceful summer in vaccination can be expected.
“We can expect a cool summer, especially if we manage to maintain contamination reductions for a few more weeks and get vaccinated very extensively,” assured world Simon Cocmez, Modeler of the Institute Pasteur and a member of the Scientific Council, who guides the French government.
He and his team on Saturday updated computer models made regularly to attempt to predict the rest of the epidemic. And his estimates are more optimistic than they were a few weeks ago.
5:50 am: Hospitalization, resuscitation: indicators are falling
According to data released on Tuesday by Public Health France, the number of Kovid-19 patients in French hospitals, including intensive care units, continues to decline gradually.
19,430 patients with Kovid-19 were hospitalized (compared to 19,701 a day earlier), with 796 admitted in the last 24 hours.
The figure, which was more than 31,000 at the height of the third wave in mid-April, fell below 20,000 on Saturday for the first time since October 27.
Critical Care Services (a name that includes intensive care, intensive care and continuing care) had 3,447 patients on Tuesday (compared to 3,496 a day earlier).
Since Monday, 205 people have been admitted to these services caring for the most critically ill patients.
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