COVID. The executive is counting on the vaccine booster campaign to slow down the 5th wave of the epidemic, while 47,000 new contaminations were detected in 24 hours and the Omicron variant was detected on the territory.
On the day of the opening of the vaccine booster campaign to all adults, the Ministry of Health and Solidarity counted 25 million French people eligible for the booster, having received their last injection more than five months ago. To this figure will be added more and more French people, depending on the date on which they completed their vaccination schedule. By the end of December, 34 million French people should be eligible for this booster dose, according to the ministry. At the end of January, 44 million people will be affected.
Before the deputies of the National Assembly, Olivier Véran deplored 47,000 new Covid-19 contaminations detected in the last 24 hours in France, or 32,000 per day on average. In other words, the peak of the 3rd wave (40,000 new cases per day on average) could be exceeded “at the end of the week”. Last Tuesday, we counted an average of 30,500 new cases per day, against 20,000 that before and 12,500 that still before.
The Minister of Health and Solidarity ordered to “amplify the campaign of reminder” vaccine, hammering that “the situation is worsening on the front of the epidemic”.
On Twitter, the online medical appointment booking platform Doctolib underlined the “good pace” of the vaccination booster campaign in France, stressing that 7.3 million French people had received their booster dose on November 28 . Before Olivier Véran’s announcements on November 25 and the opening of the recall to all adults, there were 6,328,426.
On Twitter, the Minister of Health and Solidarity Olivier Véran revealed data from the DREES (Department of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics) on the protective effect of the vaccination booster. He stressed that this allowed “fewer serious cases, fewer hospitalizations, whatever the age”, infographic in support.
The health ministry said it was “confident” about meeting the target of 10 million people vaccinated with a booster dose by the end of the week.
The opening of 52 vaccination centers over the past seven days brings to 1,182 the number of centers currently open in France, the health ministry said. Parisian. 300 additional centers are still to be opened in the coming weeks.
The prefecture of Meurthe-et-Moselle has made it compulsory to wear a mask in public spaces, as of Tuesday, November 30, via a press release.
During a press conference held on November 30, the Ministry of Health claimed that 77% of the population had received at least one dose of the vaccine against Covid-19. As a reminder, 2 million injections were performed during the week of November 22, including 1.6 million booster doses.
As promised by the government, new vaccination centers are being deployed in many cities in France, in order to make up for the lack of recall slots. Thus, from this week, two new vaccination centers will open this Thursday, December 2 in Rennes. Between them, they will be able to carry out 15,500 vaccinations per week.
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Emer Cooke, executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), announced that the European medicines gendarme could authorize, within 3 to 4 months, targeted vaccines against the new variant Omicron. Before the European Parliament, she made it clear that there was no indication today of the possible need for vaccines to adapt to this new variant. However, the EMA is still preparing for this eventuality.
During his speech, Emer Cooke also pointed out that, “although this new variant becomes more widespread, the vaccines we have will continue to provide protection.”
12:44 – Ille-et-Vilaine and Brittany: wearing a mask is once again compulsory in certain outdoor locations
Emmanuel Berthier, prefect of Ille-et-Vilaine and Brittany has just announced, during a press conference, the return of wearing a mask outdoors in several places. This concerns in particular the city center of Rennes and, on weekends, the streets of Saint-Malo intramural.
After the discovery of a first positive case for the Omicron variant on the island of Reunion, the prefecture of the island and the Regional Health Agency (ARS) indicated in a communicated that a “reinforced sanitary protocol is in the course of development”, without giving, for the moment, more details on the aforementioned protocol. The press release specifies, however, that “the system for the systematic testing of passengers on regional flights will be reinforced by antigenic tests making it possible to obtain an immediate result and to isolate the positive cases by prefectural decree”.
The upcoming measures will be in addition to those already in place and cited in the press release, namely the “suspension of flights from South Africa already in effect since November 27 and renewed until December 1” (in the framework of the fight against the Omicron variant), strengthening of “control devices on arrival of regional flights”, conditioning the “number of flights and travelers to the capacity of systematic tests of all travelers (vaccinated and unvaccinated under compelling reasons) “and the increase in RT-PCR saliva tests” upon exiting the plane “.
The opinion of the High Authority for Health (HAS) fell this Tuesday, November 30, five days after the green light given by the European Medicines Agency to immunization of 5-11 year olds with the Pfizer vaccine. If the HAS recommends “to extend, as of now”, the vaccination to the children at risk of serious form, it conditions the generalization of the vaccination every 5-11 years to a series of “hearings of stakeholders” and the results of studies expected in the coming weeks. One third of the adult dose would be given to them. These questions revive the debate on the generalization – or not – of the vaccination campaign to 5-11 year olds.
As a reminder, of the 5.77 million children aged 5-11 living in France, 1,284 were hospitalized after a Covid-19, 226 had to be placed in critical care and three died. In addition, the High Authority for Health has identified a group of particularly sensitive pathologies (namely: congenital heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic cardiac or respiratory disease. [dont l’asthme sévère], neurological disease, pathological or drug-induced immunodeficiency, obesity, diabetes, malignant hemopathy, sickle cell anemia, trisomy 21) affecting a total of 364,000 children, or 6.3% of the total, but cumulating 21% of severe forms of the disease .
If the whole world has its eyes riveted on the Omicron variant, its evolution, its potential resistance to vaccines and stronger virulence, Professor Arnaud Fontanet called “not to be mistaken enemy” this morning on Franceinter. The epidemiologist, although he admits that Omicron “is a disturbing variant”, “we must not be mistaken enemy, for now it is the Delta variant […] Let’s keep Omicron for the future, ”he concluded.
On Franceinter, Professor Arnaud Fontanet described as “plausible” the scenario according to which an epidemic peak would occur next January: “We must first fight against Delta, in strong push on French territory. [de plus], we can expect an epidemic peak in January  and hospitalization levels at 2,500 admissions per day, the level of the second wave, “he warned.
According to the latest data from Public Health France, communicated Monday, November 29, the seven-day average rose to 29,727, against 29,297 yesterday. In the past 24 hours, 103 people have died from Covid-19 in hospital, 80 more than yesterday and 9 more than last Monday. In hospitals, the situation continues to worsen. In 24 hours, 1,043 new patients were admitted, 819 more than yesterday, and 178 more than last Monday. Here is the detailed report:
According to last epidemiological point of Public Health France (SPF), published Thursday, November 25, “the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 has greatly accelerated throughout the metropolitan area and the increase in new hospitalizations and admissions in critical care has increased “. On average, 18,520 cases were diagnosed each day and the incidence rate exceeded 150 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants in all regions, except Brittany (141) and Normandy (120).
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Since mid-October 2020, Public Health France has been communicating incidence data (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants) at the municipal level. The figures are at this stage communicated according to a scale (10, 20, 50, 150, 250, 500, 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants). The data are expressed on a rolling week, which means that they are calculated on a day D from the tests carried out between 3 and 9 days previously. To access information relating to the coronavirus in your municipality, enter its name in the search engine or click on its department in the map below.
As a reminder, the incidence rate corresponds to the number of new cases of Covid-19 over a period of one week, compared to the total population of a territory (country, region, department or municipality). This indicator is generally expressed in number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The screening rate gives the number of people who have tested for the coronavirus out of the total number of inhabitants, during the period. It is also expressed most often on 100,000 inhabitants. Finally, the test positivity rate gives the percentage of positive tests for the coronavirus, compared to the total number of tests carried out over the period.