thousands of Australians demonstrate against vaccination

11:15 am: Netherlands: after chaos in Rotterdam, anti-sanitary restriction protest canceled in Amsterdam

A demonstration against health measures scheduled for Saturday in Amsterdam was canceled after a violent riot broke out this Friday evening in Rotterdam, the organization announced.

“Yesterday evening, all hell broke loose in Rotterdam,” anti-sanitary measures organization United We Stand Europe said on Facebook, referring to the chaos that erupted in the center of the port city on Friday evening, according to the reports. police at least seven injured, also among the police. A demonstration against partial containment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic turned into a “riot” Friday night in central Rotterdam, and dozens of people were arrested.

Demonstrators were protesting against health restrictions and the government’s plan to restrict access by unvaccinated people to certain sites.

Maintaining the demonstration in Amsterdam “did not seem fair to us”, stressed the organization United We Stand Europe, deploring the injuries of two demonstrators.

10:42 am: Thousands of Australians demonstrate against vaccination

Thousands of opponents of the Covid-19 vaccination gathered this Saturday in several cities in Australia. Almost 85% of Australians over the age of 16 are fully vaccinated and have returned to almost normal lives.

Demonstrators gathered on Saturday in the country’s largest cities protested against compulsory vaccination, which is only required in certain states and territories for certain professional categories.

In Melbourne, several thousand people have called for the imprisonment of the Prime Minister of that state, Daniel Andrews, and against a bill to give more powers to the government of the state of Victoria to fight the pandemic. Contrary to previous protests, no clashes with the police were reported, nor calls for the hanging of political leaders.

Police say as many as 10,000 people have gathered in Sydney, among them anti-vaccination. About 2,000 protesters demonstrated in Melbourne to oppose the anti-vaccination rally, one of the first counter-protests since the start of the pandemic.

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10:38 am: Vaccines for children aged 5 to 11

Vaccination in Israel of children aged 5 to 11 with Pfizer / BioNtech doses will begin on Tuesday, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced.

In Canada, health authorities have authorized the use of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine for children of the same age.

1,2 million

Iraq announced on Saturday that it had received 1.2 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine as part of the Covax international aid program, as the country fears a fourth wave of the epidemic. In an Iraq where much of the population remains skeptical of vaccines, nearly seven million people have received one or two doses, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Health, or 17% of some 40 million Iraqis.

9:06 am: In Germany, Bavaria cancels Christmas markets

Bavarian Head of Government Markus Söder has announced the cancellation of all Christmas markets in his region, one of the most affected in Germany by the new wave of Covid-19.

“The situation is very, very serious and complicated,” said Söder, adding that bars, clubs and discos will also be closed.

8:33 am: United States: a third dose for all adults

US health officials have announced that they have given the green light to a third dose of the Covid vaccine for all fully vaccinated adults at least six months ago.

The US Medicines Agency has indicated that this emergency use authorization granted to Pfizer and Moderna helps “to provide continued protection against Covid-19, including against serious consequences that can occur, such as hospitalization or the death “.

Stillborn child: almost twice the risk for pregnant women with Covid-19

Pregnant women infected with Covid-19 are almost twice as likely to give birth to a stillborn child than those who are not, according to the results of a large American study on the subject. More information in our article.

6:56 a.m .: Australian Open: all players must be vaccinated

All players playing the Australian Open, scheduled for January in Melbourne, will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19, tournament manager Craig Tiley confirmed on Saturday, increasing the pressure on world No.1 Serbian Novak Djokovic, nine times titled in Melbourne and who refuses to say if he is vaccinated or not.

The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, will be held January 17-30 in Melbourne. Australia’s second-largest city has just emerged from more than 260 cumulative days of confinement, making it one of the longest-placed cities in the world.

Last month, the state of Victoria, whose capital is Melbourne, had already ruled out granting a special exemption to unvaccinated players so that they could participate in the tournament.

Didier Raoult accused of falsifying data on hydroxychloroquine

Members of the IHU said Professor Raoult tampered with PCR tests to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19, according to Mediapart. The AP-HM announced the opening of an internal investigation. Click here to find out more.

6:52 am: In the Netherlands, police shoot at demonstrators and injure people

People were injured by police gunfire in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where a protest against partial containment to fight the Covid-19 pandemic turned into a “riot,” local police said. “There were injuries in connection with the shots fired,” the police said on Twitter.

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6:50 am: In Guadeloupe, the prefect establishes a curfew from tonight

The prefect of Guadeloupe announced on Friday the establishment of an immediate curfew between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. local time, “given the ongoing social movements in the department and acts of vandalism”. The prefect Alexandre Rochatte said he took into account “fires of public property, roadblocks, throwing stones at the police, mortar fire”, and also prohibits the sale of gasoline in jerry cans as part of this measure decided without limitation of date.

The mobilization launched five days ago by a collective of union and citizen organizations against the health pass and the vaccination obligation of caregivers against Covid-19 is now coupled with violence committed by rioters.

The generalization of the third dose of vaccine becomes clearer

The High Health Authority proposed this Friday to administer a booster dose to all adults over 40 years old. Emmanuel Macron assured that the generalization “for all adults […], that’s the meaning of history. ”All you need to know by clicking here.

6:47 am: The number of hospitalized patients is still increasing

The number of patients hospitalized for Covid-19 continues to increase: they are currently 7,940, according to Public Health France, or +153 in 24 hours. Among them, 1,353 are taken care of in critical care services (+20), which welcome the most severely affected patients. Finally, the number of new cases remains very high, with 21,220 contaminations this Friday.

  • The High Authority for Health recommends a booster dose of the vaccine for those over 40 years old “six months after the primary vaccination”.
    Emmanuel Macron said that we would go “gradually” towards a booster dose for all adults.
    4,048 classes were closed on Thursday, or 0.8%. A number at the highest since the start of September.
    The prefect of Guadeloupe has instituted an immediate curfew after riots linked to anti-health pass demonstrations.
    In the Netherlands, police shot at anti-health restriction protesters in Rotterdam, causing injuries.
    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the emergency use in the European Union of the anti-Covid pill from Merck.
    Austria has decided to reconfine its entire population from Monday. Vaccination will be made compulsory from February 1.

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