UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro reviews the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Testing in France has dropped below the four million mark again, with Pfizer requesting authorization for a booster vaccine for 5-11 year olds very soon.antivaxHe was planning attacks in radicalized Germany… Le Figaro It evaluates the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday, April 14.
Tests in France fell below 4 million
After four consecutive weeks of increase in the number of Covid-19 screening tests, the trend is reversing, with the number of weekly scans falling below 4 million, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday. Between April 4 and April 10, less than 3.8 million RT-PCR and antigen tests were verified against more than 4 million tests in the previous week, the Statistics Directorate (Drees) said in a statement. This slight decreaseapplies to all age groups but is clearer for those under 26» is associated with contamination
Contamination marks time in France, but hospitalizations continue to improve
The average number of infections over the past seven days stood at 131,369 on Wednesday, compared to 134,991 a week ago. The contaminations therefore seem to have stopped for a few days.
However, hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 continue to improve that began in early April and are approaching 25,000 patients, according to official figures released Wednesday. There are currently 24,778 patients infected with Covid in French hospitals, up from 24,693 the previous day and 23,014 a week ago, confirming a clear upward trend.
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Pfizer will soon seek authorization for vaccine booster for 5-11 year olds
The Pfizer-BioNTech alliance announced positive results Thursday for its clinical trials for a booster for the anti-Covid vaccine in children aged 5-11, and said it plans to request authorization.in the next few daysIn the United States, then elsewhere in the world.
The trials specifically analyzed the blood of children who received this booster dose about six months after the second dose. After injection, the levels of neutralizing antibodies to the Omicron variant increased 36-fold compared to the levels seen after the second dose. Omicron is now the dominant variant in the world. Two starting doses for children ages 5 to 11 have been authorized by the United States Medicines Agency (FDA) since late October.
UK authorizes vaccine from Franco-Austrian laboratory Valneva
Valneva’s Covid-19 vaccine was approved on Thursday by the UK’s pharmaceutical and health products regulator MHRA, delivering reassuring news for the Franco-Austrian lab after its contract with the British government expired.
Valneva has already been authorized for emergency use of the VLA2001 vaccine in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which has purchased one million doses from her. His serum is under review by the European regulator. AstraZeneca joins vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, single dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and Novavax, making it the sixth coronavirus vaccine to be authorized in the UK.
Based on an inactivated virus, Valneva’s vaccine uses classical technology that could lure patients who are reluctant to new processes like the use of messenger RNA. “This authorization could pave the way for the availability of an alternative vaccine solution for the British population.Valneva Chairman of the Board, Thomas Lingelbach, quoted in a press release. HE IS “It could also lead to new marketing authorizations in other parts of the world.“, added.
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Germany: a groupantivax » was planning radicalizing attacks
German justice announced on Thursday that it thwarted far-right offensive plans provoked by a radicalized wing of the anti-vaccine movement that supports and seeks to attack Russian President Putin.democratic order“.
Four people were arrested following a raid on a messaging network called “.United Patriots“aiming to destroy”German democratic system“, the Koblenz prosecutor’s office and the Rhineland-Palatinate police announced in a press release. Organized on the Telegram platform, the network was also considering the abduction of public figures, including Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, a supporter of restrictions against Covid-19, he said to himself”sadwhen you hear the news.