News – FR – LIVE – Covid: two new vaccines expected in France in May

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During a point devoted to the deployment of the vaccine campaign, the Ministry of the Economy indicated that the vaccine developed by Janssen would arrive in France no later than May Marketing authorization for the Curevac vaccine is also due in May

The pandemic has killed more than 2.46 million people worldwide since the end of December 2019 The most affected country, the United States, exceeded the 500 mark on Monday000 deaths from coronavirusAbout 19% of the total deaths in the world linked to Covid-19 have occurred in this country, which however represents only 4% of the world population

In France, the figures have been rising slightly for several days In some territories, the rate of contamination of the population is particularly worrying The south-eastern Côte-d’Azur will be partially confined for the next two weekends

A “huge prevention campaign” to impose “zero gatherings” but not re-containment: the mayor of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete has proposed to the government to give his town a “last chance” in the face of the outbreak of the epidemic This proposal for measures was agreed by the 22 elected representatives of the Urban Community of Dunkirk during a videoconference, and submitted to the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, who will decide by Wednesday, the day he is also expected in Dunkirk, said the mayor in a press briefing

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) plans to give an opinion before the summer regarding the possible use of the drug remdesivir developed by Gilead Sciences to treat patients with Covid who do not need respiratory assistanceRemdesivir became the first treatment for Covid used in the European Union after its approval last July, under conditions It is currently used to treat adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with Covid who need respiratory assistance

Gilead has submitted data to the EMA, the regulator said, adding that the Human Medicines Commission has already started its assessmentA possible green light by the EMA on an extended use of remdesivir will have to be formally approved by the European Commission

Austria, caught off guard in the fall by the second wave, has this time taken the lead: with 3 million tests per week, half of which in schools, this small country is now establishing itself as a champion some exercice More than 500 dedicated centers, 900 pharmacies and a thousand companies offer free coronavirus screening (PCR and antigens), while all the students submit to the ritual themselves, twice a week

After several delays, the Ukrainian government has finally received its first doses of coronavirus vaccines and hopes to be able to launch immunization of priority groups soon The first batch containing 500000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India and marketed under the name Covishield arrived in the morning at Boryspil airport in Kiev, the Ukrainian health ministry told AFP

Almost all of the 110000 Novartis employees can now choose where and how they plan to work Without even needing to ask their manager A revolution in the organization of work that does not date from the health crisis, even if it has accelerated it, explains to “Echoes” Frédéric Collet, boss of Novartis France

Afghanistan has launched the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination campaign, which is currently extremely limited in a country ravaged by violence on a daily basis Doctors, journalists and members of the security forces were among the volunteers who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, including 500000 doses were given in early February by India, during a ceremony at the presidential palace

Russia reported on Tuesday 11823 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, including 1198 in Moscow, bringing the national total since the start of the pandemic to 4189153

Health officials have also reported 417 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s official coronavirus death toll to 84047

Pfizer Inc plans to deliver more than 13 million doses per week of its Covid-19 vaccine to the United States by mid-March, more than double the volume sent in early February, said a senior executive of the pharmaceutical group in a statement prepared for his hearing Tuesday by the US Congress

Pfizer is on track to deliver 120 million doses of its two-shot vaccine by the end of March, said John Young, Pfizer chief commercial officerThe laboratory is also set to deliver a total of 300 million doses to the United States by the end of July and expects to be able to increase its global production for 2021 to at least two billion doses, a- he added

“Additional measures to curb the epidemic” will be implemented in Dunkirk after consultation with elected officials, announced Matignon Prime Minister Jean Castex met in the morning with the mayor of the city Patrice Vergriete

The Prime Minister, who noted the “strong deterioration of health indicators in recent hours”, “asks that the work of local consultation of elected officials and public authorities in the territory make it possible to define the response best suited to the situation, “Matignon told AFP.

The unemployment rate in the United Kingdom rose to 5.1% in the three months ended at the end of December from 5.0% at the end of November because of the virus, according to figures released Tuesday by the National Office for statistics (ONS) This is 1.3 percentage points more than a year ago when the economic impact of the pandemic had yet to be felt

Since February 2020, the last month before the first containment to fight the epidemic, the number of registered employees has plunged by 726000, “but most of this fall took place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic”, specifies the ONS

Mexico received its 200000 first doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19, with which the authorities will continue to immunize people over 60 years old “The contract has been signed, as you know”, and “today we receive the first 200000 doses, ”said Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard on arrival of the shipment

“Other deliveries will come afterwards”, and the injection of the doses received “will start on Wednesday”, added the ministerAs of Saturday, Mexico received a shipment of 200000 doses of the vaccine manufactured by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac Previously, Mexico City received vaccine shipments from Pfizer / BioNTech, AstraZeneca and CanSino, a Chinese laboratory

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus contamination in Germany has climbed to 2394811, or 3883 more cases than the day before, according to data reported Tuesday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases The institute also reports 415 additional deaths, bringing the total to 68318 dead since the start of the epidemic in the country

Theaters will be able to reopen in New York on March 5, almost a year to the day after their administrative closure due to a pandemic, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday. The reopening will be done with a maximum capacity of 25% of the usual capacity and a limit of 50 spectators per room, said the governor.It’s a breath of fresh air for the film industry in the United States, deprived of its two largest markets, Los Angeles and New York

The move comes as the number of positive coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in New York City drops to early December levels, at the start of the pandemic’s second peak New York City is now aligned with the rest of the state, where theaters were allowed to reopen in mid-October

Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced that the first vaccines against Covid-19 would arrive overnight from Thursday to Friday in the country, the only one in South America to have not yet received any dose Some 192000 doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine are expectedThe vaccination campaign, which will primarily target teachers, police, firefighters and soldiers under the age of 60, will begin on March 1

China has identified 10 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, up from 11 the day before, health authorities reported on Tuesday All new cases concern people arriving from abroadAccording to official data, 89852 infections have been confirmed in mainland China since the start of the epidemicNo additional deaths were recorded on Tuesday The toll of the epidemic in the country stands at 4636 dead

This symbolic level was crossed on Monday, a little over a year after the announcement of the first victims on American soil, in Santa Clara County, CaliforniaThe country has recorded more than 28 million cases, with the total deaths rising to 500054 people

American flags were half-masted for five days by order of Joe BidenOn Monday, the US president observed a minute of silence “Today we commemorate a grim, heartbreaking milestone – 500071 dead More Americans have died in a year with this pandemic than in WWI, WWII and the Vietnam War combined, ”he said.

According to a study from Scotland released on Monday, Pfizer vaccine reduces risk of hospital admission four weeks after first dose by up to 85%, AstraZeneca by up to 94% Among those over 80, the decrease reaches 81%

The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes announced on Monday an unprecedented partial confinement in metropolitan France Faced with the variants and bad figures of the last few days, the executive has changed its tone and excludes “nothing” for the future

Friday, during a videoconference with elected representatives of the majority, Emmanuel Macron indicated to give himself 8 to 10 days to assess the situation, relax or tighten the constraints A new Defense Council is due to take place on Wednesday

France reported 4646 new infections in the space of 24 hours, compared to 4376 new cases a week earlierSome 333 new hospital deaths in 24 hours were recorded, bringing the total toll to 84613 deadFrance lists 3407 patients in intensive care, an almost stable figure (15) for this key indicator of the degree of intensity of the pandemicOn the other hand, the number of hospitalized patients increases from 367 to 25831 people

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