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10:18 am. A third dose possible “from November” if the High Authority of Health gives the green light, according to infectious disease specialist Odile Launay. A third dose of Covid-19 vaccine is possible « from November, even December for the majority of French people » if the High Authority of Health decides it tomorrow Wednesday, declares on France Info Professor Odile Launay, infectious disease specialist at Cochin hospital in Paris and member of the Covid-19 vaccine scientific committee.
The European Medicines Agency has approved the administration of a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for those over 18, fearing that protection against Covid-19 may decline after the first injections.
9:59 am. France: industrial production increased by 1% over one month in August. Industrial production in France increased by 1% over one month in August, and by 1.1% for the manufacturing industry, INSEE reported on Tuesday.
However, industrial production is still 3.9% below its pre-crisis level reached in February 2020, and 4.5% for manufacturing production, says the National Institute of Statistics.
9.45 a.m. Parisians not all equal in front of summer terraces. The City of Paris has published details of the requests for the installation of summer terraces it has received. As imagined, we can see the enthusiasm of professionals, but also an unexpected transformation of public space. Our topic to read here.
9:22 a.m. “At this stage, we are not considering any new aid for Air France”, declares Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport, on LCI.
8:59 am. A booster dose for all immunocompromised people. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has concluded that an additional dose of the Comirnaty (BioNTech / Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna) vaccines “can be given to people with severely weakened immune systems, at least 28 days after their second dose ”. “The recommendation comes after studies have shown that an additional dose of these vaccines increases the ability to produce antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19 in organ transplant patients with weakened immune systems,” announces the agency in a communicated.
8:47 am. “We have a complicated situation for the aviation sector which, according to forecasts, will not return to normal until 2023-2024”, Explain Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Ecological Transition, in charge of Transport, on LCI.
8:30 am. An investigation points to the “heavy toll” of associations. Associations stopped or almost: an investigation made public Tuesday points to the “heavy price” paid by the associative world because of the health crisis. The 19th edition of this annual survey conducted by the network of experts and academics Research and Solidarity was closed on April 30, 2021 and relates “the effects of Covid-19” on the associative world (1.5 million associations , 12.5 million volunteers).
“In spring 2021, around 60% of associations still had very little activity. The associations of the health and social sector, particularly concerned and mobilized during this crisis, show a proportion limited to 40% of associations practically at a standstill, when those of the leisure, sport and culture sectors peak. 80% ”, the authors immediately note.
8:18 am. “The rise in the price of gas and electricity is serious but lower than in other European countries thanks to our nuclear fleet”, explains on Europe 1 Clément Beaune, Secretary of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of European Affairs.
8:12 am. Eight new deaths in New Caledonia in the past 24 hours. The situation remains very complicated with 297 people hospitalized for Covid-19, including 57 who are in intensive care, reports New Caledonia 1st.
7:50 a.m. Youth mental health: Covid is only “the tip of the iceberg”, according to Unicef. The Covid-19 epidemic has only worsened the mental health of children and adolescents around the world, which requires more investment, warns Unicef in a report published on Tuesday.
“The consequences of the pandemic are considerable, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Even before it occurred, far too many children suffering from mental health problems were not taken care of, ”said Unicef Director General Henrietta Fiore in a press release.
7:30 am. “The situation of the terraces has become unmanageable! »: In Paris, the mayors of the districts under the pressure of the residents. The summer terraces, authorized during the pandemic, will have to be dismantled on October 31, pending their return from April 1. Many residents denounce anarchy and demand strict application of the new regulations. To read here.
7:08 am. “We must take advantage of the flu vaccination” to make the third dose against the coronavirus, estimates an infectious disease specialist. This recall is necessary for 10 to 15 million French people, says Benjamin Davido, infectious disease specialist at Garches hospital, on France Info.
6:52 a.m. Nearly 4.8 million deaths worldwide. The pandemic has killed at least 4,798,207 worldwide since the end of December 2019. The United States is the most bereaved country with 703,272 deaths, followed by Brazil (598,152), India (448,997) and Mexico (278,801).
6:40 am. The Pfizer vaccine effective against severe forms for at least six months, study finds. Two doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine are effective against the risks of hospitalization linked to Covid-19 and all its variants for at least six months, indicates a study published this Tuesday in the journal The Lancet, confirming previous estimates.
The study by Pfizer and the American health network Kaiser Permanente analyzed the medical data of 3.4 million people in Southern California between December 4, 2020 and August 8, 2021. It appears that the effectiveness of the vaccine against the risk of infection decreases over time, from 88% in the month following the injection of the second dose to 47% after six months.
On the other hand, the vaccine remains 90% effective against the risks of hospitalizations linked to Covid-19, including in the event of infection with the Delta variant, for at least six months, she emphasizes.
6:38. The incidence rate in France, all ages combined, below the alert threshold of 50. This is a first since July 12. The positivity rate also decreases and approaches a little more than 1% (1.08%).
6:35 am. 50 new deaths in France in the last 24 hours. A total of 116,848 people have lost their lives since the start of the epidemic.
6.30 a.m. Fewer than 7,300 patients in hospital in France. The decline continues 7,299 Covid-19 patients treated in hospitals, against 7,308 the day before and 7,980 seven days ago. Among these patients, 1,328 are listed in critical care services, reserved for the most serious cases. That’s two more than the day before (1,326), far less than 1,571 seven days ago.
6:25 am. European gendarme approves 3rd dose of Pfizer for all adults. After analyzing the data, the European Medicines Agency reports that a booster dose can be given to all adults at least six months after the last injection. Our topic to read here.
6:20 am. 72.4% of the population fully vaccinated. Since the start of the vaccination campaign in France, 50,640,714 people have received at least one injection (i.e. 75.1% of the total population) and 48,840,938 people now have a complete vaccination schedule (i.e. 72.4% of the total population), indicates the General Directorate of Health.
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