what to remember from Sunday

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7 p.m .: The epidemic figures for this Sunday

– According to data from Public Health France published this Sunday evening, 6 709 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized, compared to 6,667 on Saturday and 6,572 last Sunday. 100 new hospitalizations were recorded in 24 hours.

1 101 Covid patients are currently being cared for in critical care wards, up from 1,099 on Saturday and 1,046 last week. 20 new admissions were recorded in 24 hours.

10 people have died in hospital after coronavirus infection in the past 24 hours.

8 547 contaminations have been identified during the last 24 hours.

– Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 51,380,109 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 76,2% of the total population) and 50,245,830 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 74,5% of the total population).

6:40 pm: “The hospitals will hold, but the price to pay will be terrible”

In the columns of JDD, the president of the Hospital Federation of France Frédéric Valletoux expressed his fears in the face of the resurgence of the epidemic. “Hospitals have approached the health crisis by being already very weakened. 30% of medical posts were vacant! (…) A next wave would reach hospitals even worse off than two years ago. Once again, they will hold out. But the price to pay would be terrible. “

He estimates that it is necessary in particular “a massive plan of hiring and training at the hospital: 25,000 nurses and nursing assistants more, 100,000 additional people in nursing homes during the next five years”.

3.30 p.m .: Complaints filed after incidents during the Belfort anti-pass demonstration

Participants in the anti-sanitary pass demonstration on Saturday in Belfort have attempted to enter the premises of L’Est Républicain. They also targeted the Primary Health Insurance Fund and a municipal library. The prefect of the Territoire de Belfort “strongly denounces the serious incidents during the demonstration of the antivax”.

2:29 p.m .: Anti-health pass demonstrations in France this Saturday

Nearly 30,000 people demonstrated Saturday in France against the health pass for the 17th consecutive weekend of mobilization, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

The ministry recorded 165 actions across the country, with 3,240 demonstrators in Paris.

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6% of hospital beds are currently closed, according to a study by the French Hospital Federation revealed by Sunday Newspaper. In an opinion dated October 5, the Scientific Council estimated this rate at 20%. According to the study, these closures are due, in 70% of cases, to a lack of nurses and nursing assistants, and in 60% to a shortage of practitioners.

11:21 am: F1: the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai extended until 2025

The Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai, which will not find its place on the calendar until 2023 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is extended until 2025, the F1 promoter announced on Saturday.

“Although we are all disappointed that we were not able to include China in the 2022 calendar due to the conditions of the current pandemic, China will be back in its place as soon as conditions allow and we look forward to reuniting with the fans as soon as possible” , commented F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali in a press release.

10:10 am: American justice suspends the vaccine obligation desired by Biden in companies

A US federal court of appeal on Saturday suspended the vaccine obligation introduced by Joe Biden for employees of companies of more than 100 people, the time to examine potential “serious constitutional problems”.

The US President’s measure requires tens of millions of employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by January 4, under penalty of having to undergo very regular tests. It was challenged in court in particular by the State of Texas, controlled by the Republicans.

9:22 am: Airlines brace for surge of travelers in the United States

The airlines have put themselves in order of battle to welcome on Monday vaccinated travelers from 33 countries, authorized to return to the United States after eighteen months of border closures.

Air France, British Airways, United Airlines … to cope, the companies which usually depend heavily on transatlantic and transpacific routes have added flights, chosen larger planes, made sure to have enough staff.

The White House’s announcement of the lifting of restrictions had been awaited for months by separated families, business travelers in a hurry to meet their clients, or ordinary tourists: because of the virus, Washington had drastically limited passengers in from these countries, including those in the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil.

Immediately, airline ticket reservations jumped. British Airways thus saw searches for flights and stays to certain American cities explode by 900% for the days leading up to Christmas, compared to the week before the announcement by the American government.

7:33 am: Covid cases among vaccinated personalities fuel disinformation

The problem is recurring: a vaccinated public figure catches the Covid-19 and social networks are flooded with claims that this proves that immunization against the coronavirus does not work.

In the United States, the celebrities concerned include White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh and comedian Chris Rock, who were infected with the virus, as well as the former secretary of State Colin Powell, died of complications related to Covid-19.

The cases of infections of vaccinated people come as no surprise and do not mean that the vaccines are not working. But claims to the contrary may erode public confidence in these public health measures, crucial as children aged 5 to 11 can finally access vaccines in the United States.

6:50 am: Appointments for the third dose of vaccine up sharply

Appointments for a third dose of vaccine increased by 61% on Friday compared to last week, the boss of the Doctolib appointment platform announced on Saturday. A certain consequence of the announcement of the speech of President Emmanuel Macron this Tuesday, at 8 p.m.

6:46 am: Update on the epidemic

– According to data from Public Health France, 6 667 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized on Saturday (190 new hospitalizations in 24 hours), down compared to Friday (6,735) but up sharply compared to last Saturday (6,524).

1 099 people were treated Saturday in critical care services for coronavirus infection, against 1,089 the day before. 55 new admissions were recorded in 24 hours.

– 25 Covid-19 patients died in hospital on Saturday.

9 605 contaminations were identified on Saturday.

– Finally, since the start of the vaccination campaign, 51 375 736 people have received at least one injection (ie 76.2% of the total population) and 50,240,624 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (ie 74.5% of the total population).

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