In France, the number of hospitalized Covid patients continues to drop, as well as that of patients admitted to critical care, according to figures released Tuesday by Public Health France. With 577 admissions in 24 hours, 9,739 people with Covid are currently treated in French hospitals, against 9,986 the day before. This figure fell below the 10,000 mark on Monday, for the first time since August 15. The decline is also confirmed in critical care services, which treat the most serious cases including intensive care: they have 2,000 patients (103 fewer than Monday) including 577 new admitted. As of Tuesday, these services welcomed 2,259 patients. The contamination figures also reflect an improvement, with 10,327 new cases recorded – they were more than 14,500 a week ago. And the positivity rate, which measures the proportion of positive cases compared to the number of people tested, drops below 2%, to 1.9%.
The most deprived, always more deprived during the pandemic. Every year, we expect it. The report by Médecins du Monde’s Observatory on Access to Rights and Care has become the barometer of health inequalities. This year, we expected it all the more since it was focused on people in great fragility during the Covid epidemic. “It was a missed opportunity”, decided the new president of Médecins du monde, Carine Rolland. Little progress. “The Covid crisis could have accelerated awareness of the difficulties in accessing healthcare for the most disadvantaged. This will not have been the case ”, a former leader of the NGO told us.
Demonstration against the vaccination obligation of caregivers. From Wednesday, all health professionals who have not received at least one injection may be suspended. If the management of the large CHUs say they approach the deadline with confidence, the unions are on the alert. Several hundred people, “thousands” according to the CGT-Health, also demonstrated on Tuesday against the vaccine obligation. Read our report.
A “significant number” of Janssen vaccine failures in France. The National Medicines Agency notes 32 cases of infection in people already vaccinated with the American product. A second dose is already recommended for this vaccine, which was originally designed to be used as a single injection.
Vaccination centers are expected to close in the coming months. Towards a return to normal? Vaccination centers against Covid-19 could close as early as this fall, no later than February 2022. A date that will be set according to the ability of pharmacists and liberal doctors to take over, according to a document from the Ministry of Health accessed Tuesday by theAFP.
Booster shot for over 50s in the UK. The British government announced on Tuesday that a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine would be offered next week to people over 50 and caregivers, hoping to avoid further confinement this winter. People aged 16 to 49 with health problems making them particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and adults in contact with immunocompromised people are also targeted by this booster program.
The confinement of the capital of Australia extended by one month. The confinement of the Australian capital Canberra was extended this Tuesday until mid-October by the authorities. The approximately 400,000 residents of Canberra have been forced to stay at home for a month after the discovery of a first case of Covid-19 in the city. The epidemic focus, linked to the Delta variant, which is much more contagious, remains limited, with 252 active cases to date and 276 people cured.
Broadway is back on the stage in New York after eighteen months of closure. The curtains will finally rise, the neon lights will light up, the applause will ring out. Since March 12, 2020, Broadway has been silenced by the coronavirus. A year and a half later, the most famous “shows”, from Chicago to the Lion King, via Hamilton or Wicked, make their comeback this Tuesday.
The Netherlands ends social distancing and announces a “Covid pass”. The Netherlands announced on Tuesday an easing of restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, including the end of social distancing, and the establishment of a “Covid pass” to enter bars, restaurants and restaurants. festivals. The pass, which will show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus, or a negative test, will be required for people 13 and older from September 25.
Even Putin can be a case in point. Vladimir Putin must isolate himself after several cases of Covid-19 in his entourage, announced Tuesday the Kremlin, which had taken drastic measures since the start of the pandemic to protect the Russian president. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured reporters that Vladimir Putin was in “Perfect health” and that he had been tested, but the Kremlin did not disclose the result.