LR Congress, booster dose and Omicron which threatens the economy: the information to remember this noon

The info not to be missed

Complete silence at LR. After a final debate bringing together the five candidates for the nomination of the Republicans for the presidential election, the votes opened this Wednesday at 8 am. In the running are Michel Barnier, Xavier Bertrand, Éric Ciotti, Valérie Pécresse and Philippe Juvin. The winner will be known on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., after a first round whose results, Thursday, will determine the two finalists.

The vote promises to be very open, each of the four “big” candidates – Philippe Juvin appears to be an outsider – being able to claim the second round, especially as the approach of Congress has attracted new members. In total, 140,000 people will be able to vote – a far cry from the approximately 4 million voters in 2016, but it was then an open primary where everyone, for 2 euros and a profession of faith, could vote.

The fourth and final debate, Tuesday evening on France 2, was also an opportunity to talk about their program beyond immigration and insecurity, which dominated the campaign. All pledged to support the winner of the Congress.

What to also remember

  • Doctolib is full of appointments. Since the announcements of the Minister of Health on Thursday, 4.5 million French people, or about a quarter of those eligible at that time (that is to say vaccinated at least five months earlier), have made an appointment. you for their Covid vaccine booster dose, Doctolib says. The government plans to open new vaccination centers and increase the capacity of those already open to meet demand.
  • The economy hampered by Omicron? “We are concerned that the new variant, the Omicron strain, adds more uncertainty to that already at work, which could represent a threat to the economic recovery,” the chief economist warned on Wednesday. of the OECD. The international organization urged states to step up the pace in the distribution of vaccines “across the world” in order to stem the pandemic. “The recovery will remain precarious everywhere as long as this objective is not reached”, she added.
  • A suspect caught up to 30 years later. The judicial police arrested a 54-year-old man on Tuesday suspected of being the murderer of Nadège Desnoix. This 17-year-old high school student was found strangled and stabbed on a path in Château-Thierry (Aisne), in 1994. An unknown DNA found at the crime scene at the time established a correspondence with this suspect who has just been the subject of legal proceedings for domestic violence.
  • A new crime in the face of bullying at school? A bill proposes to create a specific offense of bullying at school. It provides that such acts are punishable by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros when it causes total incapacity for work (ITT) less than or equal to eight days, or even if it has not resulted in ‘ITT. The measure is hardened if the ITT exceeds 8 days, and may even reach ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros when the facts have led the victim to commit suicide or to attempt to do so.

The info that concerns you

Who says beginning of the month says changes! Le Parisien has listed them all in a dedicated article. We can cite the implementation of the last part of the unemployment insurance reform, the payment of the energy check, the “inflation” allowance and the Christmas bonus, for eligible households. Note also that those over 65 must have had their booster dose by December 15 to keep their valid health pass.

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