January 25, 2022

the government plans “4,000 patients in intensive care around the holidays”

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14h07 : Here are the titles of this Wednesday afternoon:

• One year to the day after the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar, the new companion of Cédric Jubillar was placed in police custody for “complicity in the concealment of a corpse”.

• Magistrates, lawyers and clerks gathered in front of the courts to demand means “much more ambitious” for justice. A delegation will be received at 7 p.m. at Bercy.

• The European regulator has approved the use of the Janssen vaccine for booster doses, both after Janssen and Pfizer or Moderna doses.

• Will there be trains at Christmas? Negotiations aimed at avoiding the strikes announced for the holidays could be successful this afternoon, according to SNCF boss Jean-Pierre Farandou.

13h42 : The mayor of Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne) announces that a complaint will be filed after registrations hostile to vaccines were discovered in his town, especially near the vaccination center.

13h06 : In its green light for the recall with the Janssen vaccine, the European Medicines Agency recommends that this dose can be administered to beneficiaries of a first Janssen dose but also to beneficiaries of two Pfizer or Moderna doses. Here is the press release (in English).

13h02 : @Swann : You are right to underline the gradual disappearance of the Janssen vaccine in France, because no dose has been delivered in the country since the end of September. In total, around a million people have received a first injection with this vaccine (and they are already able to receive a Pfizer or Moderna booster).

12h59 : @Swann : Please note, this second dose has been approved by the European regulator but not yet by the French authorities. At this stage, the Janssen vaccine remains reserved (first dose) for people aged 55 and over. It is not known what fate will be reserved for the booster dose.

13h14 : Having been vaccinated with Janssen, I don’t want messenger RNA vaccines. How to receive the second Janssen dose, now that it is authorized, when France no longer has any in stock? Even my doctor does not know where to turn: he told me “Janssen no longer exists”. Thanks for your feedback.

12h55 : @Joker : The peak that has been mentioned so far is the epidemic peak, that is to say the peak in the number of new cases recorded each day. The hospital peak always arrives later, because of the time between contamination and the appearance of serious symptoms (and therefore hospitalization).

12h57 : And these same people tell us recently that the peak of the fifth wave has been reached 🙂

12h46 : “The pressure will continue to build up in the hospital in the coming weeks”, warns Gabriel Attal. The number of patients in intensive care should reach 4,000 “around the holidays”, against nearly 2,800 yesterday (and 6,000 last April).

12h43 : “Yesterday, for the second consecutive day, we broke the record for the highest incidence rate measured in our country.”

On leaving the Council of Ministers, Gabriel Attal underlines that the incidence rateexceeds 500 for two days in France. You can follow his speech in our direct.

12h00 : Here is the update on the news at midday:

• Will there be trains at Christmas? Auditioned by the Senate Territorial Planning Committee, Jean-Pierre Farandou hoped that the negotiations with the unions would be successful by the beginning of the afternoon, against the backdrop of calls for a strike to demand in particular increases of wages.

• Magistrates, lawyers and clerks are called to gather today in front of the courts to demand “dignified” means for justice, three weeks after a forum denouncing the suffering at work and a loss of meaning.

• Emmanuel Macron is engaged this evening in a major televised interview broadcast on TF1. Here is how his speaking time will be counted.

• The city of Berlin, Greece, Spain and Hungary are now starting vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 for children under 12, an age group among the most exposed to current contamination. In France, only children with comorbidities are concerned.

11h56 : At the national level, the health authorities “may issue official recommendations on the use of booster doses”either after one dose of Janssen or after two doses of messenger RNA vaccines, “taking into account the local epidemiological situation, vaccine availability, emerging efficacy and limited safety data for the booster dose”, continues the European Medicines Agency.

11h56 : The Medicines Committee concluded that a booster dose of the Janssen vaccine “can be considered at least two months after the first dose in people aged 18 and over”, indicates the press release from the European Medicines Agency.

11h51 : The Janssen vaccine can be used for the booster dose against Covid-19, announces the European Medicines Agency.

10h23 : Given the current rapid progression of cases, “science tells us we can expect Omicron to be the dominant new variant in Europe by mid-January already”, said Ursula von der Leyen to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The President of the European Commission, however, assured that the EU has enough vaccines for all of its population.

10h12 : Omicron could become the majority among Covid-19 infections in Europe by mid-January, warns the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

09h31 : New delay for Sanofi. The French laboratory now plans to publish the final results of its clinical trial on its Covid-19 vaccine during the first quarter of 2022, when they were initially expected at the end of 2021.

10h09 : Hello, and thank you for your kind message. No, the self-tests will not be valid for returning to Italy from tomorrow until the end of January. I take the liberty of referring you to our article or the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

10h09 : Hello, thank you again for your great job. Do you know if the self-tests are valid for returning to Italy?

10h08 : Nine o’clock, here’s the update:

• Will there be trains at Christmas? The Minister for Transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, said this morning that he hoped for an end to the conflict at SNCF “by the end of the day”, against the backdrop of calls for a strike to demand, in particular, wage increases.

• Magistrates, lawyers and clerks are called to gather today in front of the courts to demand “dignified” means for justice, three weeks after a forum denouncing the suffering at work and a loss of meaning.

• Emmanuel Macron is engaged this evening in a major televised interview broadcast on TF1. Here is how his speaking time will be counted.

• The city of Berlin, Greece, Spain and Hungary are now starting vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 for children under 12, an age group among the most exposed to current contamination. In France, only children with comorbidities are concerned.

08h36 : “There is a very important logistical question, there must be pediatricians who are available, who can explain the vaccination to parents and children.

Vaccination of 5-11 year olds with comorbidities begins today. “The logistical question is not yet settled and it is the important challenge”, developed on franceinfo Professor François Angoulvant, pediatrician at Robert-Debré hospital.

08h28 : Hello @Ariane. We said it earlier: Italy has effectively tightened entry restrictions on its territory for the holidays. From tomorrow, vaccinated travelers must, in addition to their vaccination certificate, present the negative result of an antigen test of less than 24 hours or of a PCR test of less than 48 hours. The unvaccinated will need to do the same, but will also need to adhere to a five-day quarantine. Hope to have enlightened you!

08h42 : Hello. New measures to go to Italy? Negative test even for the vaccinated? Thanks if you have any info !!

07h55 : Hello @ Berenice9229 ! The latest news dates from yesterday morning, when Gabriel Attal indicated on franceinfo that “133 cases” had been detected in France. But this number could be underestimated, because it only takes into account the sequenced tests, that is to say, formally identified as cases of Omicron. “You have to prepare” on arrival, “because the variants always end up being essential”, declared Prime Minister Jean Castex yesterday morning, on the second day of his trip to Marseille, questioned on France Bleu Provence on the fifth wave of Covid-19.

07h09 : Hello. What is the situation in France regarding the Omicron variant?

07h53 : Change also in Italy, where vaccinated travelers from France will have from tomorrow and until January 31 to present the negative result of an antigen test of less than 24 hours or of a PCR test of less than 48 hours in addition to proof of a complete vaccination schedule. Unvaccinated travelers will have to do the same, but will also have to respect a five-day quarantine. More information here.

06h16 : Several European countries are taking measures to mitigate the scale of the wave of Covid-19 contamination. Faced with a sharp rise in cases linked to the Omicron variant, the Netherlands announced last night the closure of primary schools next week.

07h52 : We start without further delay with a first point on the news of the day:

• Kick-off in France today for the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 with co-morbidities. The World Health Organization for its part estimated yesterday that no variant of Sars-CoV-2 had so far spread as quickly as Omicron.

• Magistrates, lawyers and clerks are called to assemble today in front of the courts to demand “dignified” means for justice, three weeks after a forum crying suffering at work and loss of meaning.

• Emmanuel Macron is engaged this evening in a major televised interview broadcast on TF1. Here is how his speaking time will be counted.

• Strike calls have been launched on various SNCF networks, including the TGV Sud-Est and Sud-Ouest, for the first weekend of the Christmas holidays.