what to remember from Saturday


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10 p.m .: 51.06 million French people have received at least one dose of vaccine

Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 51.06 million French people have received at least one injection (i.e. 75.7% of the total population) and 49.53 million now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 73.5 %).

9:54 p.m.: Another 40,000 protesters against the health pass, a declining figure

More than 40,000 demonstrators (40,610) against the health pass were identified on Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior, which recorded 171 actions for the fourteenth consecutive Saturday of mobilization. In particular, there were more than 5,000 people in Paris. Note that five arrests took place. More details by clicking here.

7:41 p.m.: The number of hospitalized patients still decreases

Currently, 6,437 people are hospitalized for Covid-19, 33 less than Friday, according to figures from Public Health France. Among these patients, 1,049 are received in critical care services (-2).

Finally, we deplore 15 deaths in the last 24 hours. This brings the total death toll in our country since the start of the pandemic to 117,260.

6:55 p.m .: Over 40,000 new cases in the UK

The epidemic situation is worrying across the Channel, where health authorities have counted 43,423 new cases (an increase of 12.8% over one week) and 148 deaths in 24 hours, reports Reuters.

5.30 p.m .: Paris, Marseille, Strasbourg, Dijon … Demonstrations against the health pass

If the mobilization has largely declined, the sanitary anti-pass remains mobilized. Two demonstrations took place this Saturday afternoon in Paris, without yet knowing the figures for the mobilization. Gatherings were also held in several cities across the country.

Several hundred people demonstrated in Marseille, but also in Nice, where the prefect had banned the procession, or in Perpignan, places where mobilization has been strong since the beginning of the movement. In Alsace, several processions have been identified by The latest news from Alsace, in particular in Strasbourg, where there were between 800 and 3,000 people, but also in Colmar (around 400) or Mulhouse (around 1,800). In Dijon an undeclared demonstration brought together between 200 and 250 protesters, according to the public good. They were about as many in Thonon-les-Bains, in Haute-Savoie, noted Le Dauphiné Libéré. There was also a rally in downtown Saint-Etienne.

4:43 p.m .: Call for screening after a festival in Toulouse

A cluster in a festival in Toulouse? All Hola Cuba participants, from October 8 to 10, are invited to contact the Occitanie Regional Health Agency for screening, regardless of their vaccination status. More than 1,300 people are affected. A chain of contamination was identified during the festival, with at least two cases. Access to the festival was subject to the possession of a health pass.

12:20 p.m .: In Chicago, showdown between town hall and police around the vaccine

Between the mayor and the Chicago police, the showdown is engaged: up to half of the city’s police officers could be placed on unpaid leave in case they refuse to reveal whether they have been vaccinated against the Covid- 19, when the city is breaking crime records.

10:47 am: Russia records more than 1,000 deaths from Covid in 24 hours for the first time

Russia recorded this Saturday 1,002 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, exceeding for the first time the bar of 1,000 daily deaths since the start of the pandemic, while the country’s vaccination campaign has stalled.

The official government tally shows 1,002 deaths and 33,208 new infections, which is a record for deaths and new cases recorded for the third consecutive day.

10:34 am: New Caledonia: the postponement or not of the referendum divides local elected officials

The separatists of New Caledonia asked this Saturday to Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of Overseas Territories, to postpone the referendum on the independence of December 12 because of the Covid-19 epidemic, while the loyalists advocated its maintenance .

Traveling to the archipelago until Monday, Mr. Lecornu spoke with the various political groups in Congress [assemblée délibérante] while a brutal coronavirus epidemic, which has killed 236 people since the beginning of September, disturbs the organization of the third and last referendum on the independence of the Nouméa Accord (1998).

9:20 am: Antigen tests for travelers to Britain

Travelers vaccinated against the coronavirus arriving in England will be able from October 24 to perform an antigen test on the second day after their arrival, which is less expensive and faster than a PCR test, announced the British government.

This measure comes into effect in time for the fall school vacation week, which begins on October 25. It nevertheless excludes passengers from countries classified at risk, appearing on the red list.

7:56 am: Denmark will offer a booster dose to all vaccinated

In Denmark, where the restrictions to fight the pandemic were lifted in early September, the health authorities will offer everyone a third dose of anti-Covid vaccine, said the Minister of Health.

7:25 am: Patents on vaccines: no consensus, new consultations

No consensus could be found on the thorny issue of the temporary lifting of patents protecting anti-Covid vaccines, only seven weeks before a WTO ministerial meeting, the organization said on Friday evening.

This question is considered crucial to increase production and fight vaccine inequality by some, but considered a risk for the economic model of the pharmaceutical industry by others.

6:52 am: In the United States, towards the next lifting of entry restrictions for vaccinated

After more than eighteen months of border closures, the United States will reopen them on November 8 to millions of travelers who could no longer cross them because of the pandemic, but on condition that they are vaccinated.

6:30 am: In Italy, a peaceful mobilization against the health pass

Thousands of opponents to the obligation of the health pass to work, which entered into force this Friday in Italy, mobilized across the country to demonstrate and block the entry of ports or warehouses, without major incidents to deplore after the violence last weekend.

5:51 am: US committee of experts recommends extra dose of Johnson & Johnson

A committee of U.S. medical experts voted unanimously to recommend authorization of a second dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. The move could help ease feelings of uncertainty among some of the 15 million Americans who received a first dose but wondered if it would be enough to protect them, especially with the emergence of the Delta variant. The members of the committee, brought together by the US Medicines Agency, the FDA, agreed that the evidence for safety and efficacy was in the direction of injecting a second dose, as claimed by the pharmaceutical giant. An emergency authorization could intervene in the days or weeks to come.

5:49 am: Moderna not recommended for the time being in France for recalls

For the third dose of the Covid vaccine, the French health authorities recommend using exclusively the Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine and waiting for an opinion from the European Medicines Agency before possibly using the Moderna vaccine. The recall campaign in France concerns those over 65, the immunocompromised and their relatives, people at risk, such as obese and diabetics, as well as caregivers. In each case, you must have been vaccinated for at least six months.

In its last opinion of October 6, the High Authority for Health (HAS) recommended for this recall the use of the Pfizer vaccine, without ruling out the use of Moderna, which has not yet obtained marketing authorization. (AMM) for the recall. “The announcements from various health authorities have highlighted the unknowns that remain on the dose and the target population for the recall by Spikevax® (Moderna) and justify waiting for the European body to provide the details expected in the context of the ‘AMM under review,’ writes HAS now in a press release on Friday.

6:47 am: Fewer hospitalized patients, but a rising number of cases

The health authorities currently count 6,470 hospitalized patients in France, or 53 less in 24 hours. Of these patients, 1,051 are in critical care units (-24), which house the hardest hit. On the other hand, if the situation is improving in the hospital, the number of cases detected is on the rise: 6,099 people tested positive on Friday, a 36% increase compared to last Friday.

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