While hospital pressure continues to decrease, the variant of Indian origin continues to worry: 31 proven cases have been detected in New Aquitaine.

Rémi Salomon, the president of the CME of the AP-HP calls Saturday on Europe 1 to remain cautious and to continue the effort of vaccination to "win the race" against the variants. 

Against the backdrop of declining hospital pressure, vaccination is accelerating in France with the opening for over 12 years from June 15.

The president of the Medical Commission of establishment of the AP-HP Rémi Salomon, invited on Europe 1 on Saturday morning, called for accelerating the vaccination to win the "race" against the variants.

The virus has already killed more than 3.7 million people worldwide.

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Information to remember: 

  • According to Rémi Salomon, collective immunity is "far" from being reached

  • Hospital pressure continues to decline in France

  • 31 cases of the delta variant were detected in the Landes. 

Thirty-one cases of the variant of Indian origin in the Landes

Twenty-nine additional cases of the Delta variant, identified for the first time in India in April, have been identified in the Landes since the announcement on Wednesday of the first two cases in a family in this department, said the prefecture and the regional agency. health in a press release. 

To these 31 proven cases, the ARS adds "about twenty others" on the basis of an estimate because "the positive cases for Covid-19 did not all give rise to the use of the sequencing method allowing to 'identify the variant "Delta.

This fifty or so cases in total, proven or "estimated", can be "grouped within fifteen sources of contamination", especially family, explains the ARS, "subject to the results of investigations still underway to cross data and tracing the chains of contamination ".

Hospital blood pressure still falling in France

The number of patients in the hospital continues to decline slowly, especially in the intensive care units, according to data released on Saturday by Public Health France.

In total, 14,532 Covid-19 patients are currently hospitalized against 14,801 the day before and 16,847 a week earlier, specifies the health agency.

In 24 hours, 267 new patients were admitted to hospitals in France.

The intensive care units, which treat the most serious cases, welcomed 62 new patients in 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid patients in shifts to 2,525 patients.

They were 2,571 the day before and 3,028 a week ago.

This crucial indicator fell below 3,000 on Sunday and has more than halved since its peak in late April, at the height of the third wave of the epidemic.

In the past 24 hours, 58 patients have died in hospital bringing the total death toll to nearly 110,000 since the start of the epidemic in March 2020.



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"We are far from collective immunity", according to Rémi Salomon

Faced with the new weakening of the measures against the coronavirus as of Wednesday, the president of the Medical Commission of establishment of the AP-HP Rémi Salomon called on Saturday on Europe 1 to "remain cautious". According to him, the French are still "far from collective immunity". There are currently around "18% of French people" vaccinated with two doses and "around 21 to 25%" who have already contracted Covid-19. "If you add the two, you arrive at about 40%. And collective immunity is rather 80% according to epidemiologists", assures Rémi Salomon at the microphone of Europe 1. 

The president of the CME is particularly wary of variants.

"There is a bit of a race between the number of vaccinations that we are able to do per day and the possibility of having variants," explains Rémi Salomon.

The risk, he says, is that "new mutations may appear. They may even show some degree of resistance to the vaccine." 



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Vaccination open to adolescents on June 15

Vaccination against Covid-19 will be extended to adolescents from mid-June, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday, showing himself optimistic for the summer while calling on the French to remain "cautious" in the face of signs of alert in the Southwest. Young people aged 12 to 18 will be able to be vaccinated from June 15, said the Head of State, during a trip to the Lot, welcoming the passage that more than 50% of French adults have already received a first dose of vaccine.

The Minister of Health Olivier Véran, guest of the 20h of TF1, specified that this vaccination "will not be in any case obligatory", will be "done on a voluntary basis and with the agreement of the parents".

But she will "participate in the collective immunity movement" also to limit the closures of establishments to the next school year.

Half of French people trust the government to help businesses

A small majority of French people trust the government to help businesses cope with the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic, according to an Ifop poll for the

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In detail, 51% of respondents say they trust the government on this point, against 49% of a contrary opinion.

Seven in ten respondents are also confident about the situation of their company and their own job - while only 31% say they are confident about the economic situation of France in general.

Some 52% of those questioned also trust the government to carry out the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, 48% agreeing to the contrary.

Boris Johnson calls on G7 to 'vaccinate the world' by the end of 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on leaders of G7 countries to unite to "vaccinate the world by the end of the year" next to end the Covid-19 pandemic, his services announced on Saturday .

The head of the Conservative government, who will host the G7 summit from Friday to Sunday in Cornwall (south-west of England), will urge his counterparts from the most industrialized countries (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Japan, Germany, United States) to take "concrete measures" to achieve this goal, according to a statement released Saturday evening by Downing Street.


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More than 3.7 million deaths worldwide

The pandemic has killed more than 3,714,923 people around the world since the end of December 2019, according to a report established by AFP from official sources on Saturday at 10 a.m.

After the United States (597,001 dead), the countries with the highest number of deaths are Brazil (470,842), India (344,082), Mexico (228,568) and Peru (185,813).

These figures, which are based on daily reports from national health authorities, are generally underestimated.

They exclude the upward revisions carried out a posteriori by certain statistical organizations.

By taking into account the excess mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the WHO estimates that the real toll is "two to three times higher".