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Psychological health of deteriorated workers in France, according to WHO, the pandemic is far from over, Austria suspends mandatory vaccination… Le Figaro On Wednesday, March 9th, it provides an update on the latest information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organization warned that “the epidemic is far from over”.
“This epidemic is not over yet” He warned the WHO chief on Wednesday, almost two years before the word that made the whole world understand the seriousness of the health crisis caused by Kovid-19. “This Friday, it will be two years since we said that Kovid-19, which has spread to the world, is described as a pandemic.”Remembered doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, still virtual during a press briefing in Geneva.
He did not neglect to remember six weeks ago, “With only 100 cases outside of China and no deaths”had triggered WHO’s highest level of health alert – a public health emergency of international concern. This quality did not sway the spirits, however, and the organization was later criticized for taking too long to avert the coming disaster. “Two years later, more than 6 million people died”declared.
Psychological health of workers in France “very deteriorated”
Psychological health of workers after two years of crisis “very deteriorated”always with a burning “extremely high” and “pandemic fatigue”According to a survey conducted by OpinionWay for the firm Empreinte Humaine and published Wednesday. According to this survey, 41% of employees questioned “psychological distress”13% are in high distress. Women and young people under the age of 29 are more affected. More than a third (34%) of workers are affected by burnout, 13% of them seriously, or 2.5 million people.
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Austria suspends vaccination obligation
The Austrian government announced on Wednesday the suspension of the law on mandatory vaccination against Covid-19, in view of the lesser danger of the Omicron variant. The law went into effect on February 5, which is unprecedented in the European Union and provoked strong opposition from some of the 8.9 million population. The checks were to begin in mid-March, with penalties ranging from 600 to 3,600 euros.
‘Scandalously unfair’ vaccine
The distribution of vaccines on the planet continues “scandalously unfair”UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. “Manufacturers produce 1.5 billion doses per month, but nearly three billion people are still waiting for their first vaccine”objecting to a “fault” Because of “Policy and budgetary decisions that prioritize the health of people in rich countries and the health of people in poor countries”. This is a “In every country, more variety, more incarceration, and more recipes for grief and sacrifice”he guessed.
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Hong Kong abandons mass screening
The Hong Kong leader backed out on Wednesday saying mass screening for Covid-19 was not a priority, after announcing in February that more than 7.3 million of its people would have to undergo three mandatory tests to end the wave. the beginning of the pandemic. Hong Kong, which has recorded 12,000 cases of Covid in two years of the epidemic, has risen to more than 500,000 cases since the Omicron wave began in January. Uncertainty about mixed messages from the government had caused a rush on supermarket shelves as thousands of foreigners fled the city.
Rugby: Two cases of Covid in France’s XV region
Protecting France’s XV so far, Covid-19 has upset the group that will fly to Cardiff to play the fourth match of the Six Nations Tournament: Penaud and Taofifenua, positive, none. “Damian Penaud and Romain Taofifenua will not be traveling after testing positive this morning. We had some relief by then but that’s the case. We have the resources to face Wales.”, Raphaël Ibanez announced at a press conference in Marcoussis on Wednesday. The coach did not rule out other players who tested positive between Friday night’s game in Cardiff and today. “We are preparing for this: We are waiting for information from the Six Nation Committee to find out if and when we will be retested.”said coach Fabien Galthié.
More than 6 million dead
The pandemic has officially killed at least 6,011,769 people since the end of December 2019, out of more than 447 million confirmed contaminations worldwide, according to a report by AFP at 11 a.m. GMT on Wednesday. The USA is the country with the most deaths (961,935), ahead of Brazil (652,829) and India (515,355). However, relative to population, the countries that caused the most damage were Peru, Bulgaria (517) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (475), with 641 deaths per 100,000 people. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the impact of the pandemic could be two to three times greater than officially determined, taking into account the excess death rate directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19.