To vaccinate, of course, you need a vaccine. But also equipment to store it – glass vials, freezers – and administer it – syringes, needles … However, in the face of the explosion in demand linked to the launch of vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 in some fifty countries , the supply of medical equipment may not keep up. On social networks, Internet users thus hold a shortage of syringes responsible for the slowness of the first vaccinations in France.
In the field, scientists and doctors are also expressing their concern. “We are not completely serene, says Eric Billy, researcher in immuno-oncology in Strasbourg and member of the collective Du Côté de la Science. To vaccinate 55 million people, 110 million syringes and needles are needed. When the state proposed its vaccination plan, did it make sure that there were tens of millions of syringes available? This is standard hospital equipment, but it is not
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