September 24, 2021

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According to Elaine Fisher, 90% of vaccines in early autumn are “a possibility”

Why are the prices of Pfizer and Modern vaccines soaring?

This was announced in March, and has now been confirmed: the Pfizer vaccine costs between 15.5 and 19.5 euros and the Moderna costs between 19 and 21.5 euros. According to the Financial Times, two laboratories, Pfizer and Moderna, have raised prices for the European Union (EU). The gap between supply and demand seems to have led to this decision.

8:47 am: “Vaccine is a big improvement, those who are against are wrong”

At the LCI this Monday morning, epidemiologist Dr. Benjamin Rosie believes we must differentiate between the health pass and those against the vaccine: “I distinguish between those who protest against the health pass and those who oppose the vaccine. Doctors are the ones who refuse to be vaccinated. Wrong

“For me, being against the vaccine is against antibiotics, the vaccine is still an improvement, it has increased life expectancy,” he said.

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8:39 a.m .: “Massive” health pass test on trains

Transport Minister John-Baptiste Djibouti reminded that there will be no formal health check-ups on trains on Monday morning, but there will be no “massive” checks at the crossroads: “platforms where there are tests on the approach, on and off the train”.

8:28 a.m .: 90% vaccination “is possible” in early autumn

At current vaccination rates, “the vaccine has the potential to reach 90% in early autumn,” pointed out RTL Alain Fisher, chairman of the steering committee for vaccination strategy in France this Monday morning. “There are vaccine levels, there are vaccines, and we need to convince those who have not yet been vaccinated to go for the vaccine,” he says.

With the more contagious delta type, the Scientific Council revised the joint immunity limit: thus vaccinating at least 90 to 95% to control the infection.

7:46 a.m .: China screens en masse

Millions of people were tested for Covit-19 on Sunday in several major cities in China in an effort to stem the rise in corona virus cases.

An epidemic that appeared at Nanjing Airport (east) in late July has now spread to more than twenty cities and more than ten provinces. China faces the worst pollution in months, with officials blaming the increase on these cases due to delta variability.

7:23 am: US delivers dose to Nigeria

Nigeria received four million doses of the modern corona virus vaccine from the United States on Sunday as the West African giants went through a third wave. With a population of 200 million, the country is bringing the number of doses received after four million doses of astrogenic acid in March as part of the Kovacs project to eight million.

6:32 a.m .: Delta variant infects like a chicken box

An internal note from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, and published by the Washington Post, shows that the delta variant is more contagious than the chickenpox, but more contagious than the common cold, Ebola virus or flu. One person affected by this Indian variant can infect up to eight people. The scientists also noted in their study that people who have been vaccinated against the delta variant can spread the virus as easily as those who have not been vaccinated. Their virus loads are actually identical. Data from this study is due to be released on Friday.

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6:30 am: The booking site for the vaccine in Rome is attacked by hackers

The site in Lazio, in the Rome area of ​​Italy, was attacked by hackers, making it unavailable to users, including those wishing to book a vaccine against Kovit. The site was attacked by “ransomware”. This type of fraud involves entering into a company’s networks to encrypt its data and then demanding a ransom in bitcoins in exchange for a decryption key. However, no refund has been requested so far.

6:25 a.m .: A vaccine and pharmacy burn in Fort-de-France

A vaccine and pharmacy were set on fire during clashes between hundreds of protesters and police in Fort-de-France (Martinique, French Foreign Ministry) on Saturday evening, the day after it was installed, officials said.

A hypermarket was looted during the clashes, which led to three arrests by police.

6:14 a.m .: Tense protests in Berlin

Thousands of people opposed to the restrictions imposed on the fight against Govt-19 broke the ban on Sunday demonstrations and illegally gathered in the streets of Berlin, Germany, to clash with police.

5:48 a.m .: Eliminating isolation for vaccinated passengers in the United Kingdom

London has eased restrictions on passengers since Monday. Isolation was removed for vaccinated passengers from the United States and the European Union … Except for the French, isolation must always be observed when arriving on British soil, even vaccinated.

Easing is considered “dangerous” by many scientists.

5:47 a.m .: Pfizer and Moderna raise vaccine prices in Europe

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have raised the price of their corona virus vaccine as part of an agreement with the European Union. le Financial Times Who saw the deal. According to the British Financial Daily, the Fischer vaccine costs between 15.5 euros and 19.5 euros, and the modern euro costs between 19 euros and 21.5 euros.

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Concerns and studies on these rising delta variant eruption mounts show that Modernna and Pfizer / Bioendech vaccines should be effective against this variant.

180 881

Number of injections made in France on Sunday, including the first 125,600 injections. A total of 42,592,047 people received at least one injection (i.e. 63.2% of the total population) and 35,472,139 now have a complete immunization schedule (i.e. 52.6% of the total population).

5:46 a.m .: More than 1,100 in intensive care

On Sunday, 7,581 people were hospitalized in France (up from 7,409 the previous day) and 1,137 in the intensive care unit (up from 1,099 in intensive care). In the last 24 hours, 19,600 new cases and 18 deaths have been recorded.

Information to remember from Sunday

  • Good news for French foreigners who have been vaccinated abroad: Jean-Baptiste Lemoine, secretary of state for tourism, announced on Sunday that applications for a QR code could be submitted “from this week”. Very private.
  • According to Jean-Baptiste Lemo, about 50 million foreign tourists are expected to visit France this summer. But “distant” international customers are still absorbing capital.
  • Protests against the health pass, which drew more than 200,000 people on Saturday, led to 72 arrests across France, according to a new Interior Ministry estimate.
  • Pfizer and Moderna have increased the price of the vaccine as part of an agreement with the European Union, the Financial Times negotiated the deal. The Fischer vaccine costs 15.5 euros to 19.5 euros and the Moderna costs 19 euros to 21.5 euros.

5:45 a.m .: Hello everyone and welcome to this live stream dedicated to news about the Covit-19 epidemic in France and around the world.