LIVE – Covid-19: Emmanuel Macron declares to “fully assume” his remarks on the unvaccinated

Vaccine pass: “this movement, you see it everywhere in Europe”, declares Emmanuel Macron

During a speech this Friday, the President of the Republic wished to recall that the vaccination pass, adopted at first reading Thursday in the National Assembly, was not a French exception.

“This movement, you see it all over Europe. Some people make compulsory vaccination above a certain age, but most countries put constraints on social life by saying” if you are not vaccinated, you do not have access to this place, “” said the president.

Emmanuel Macron says “fully assume” his remarks on the unvaccinated

After his remarks on unvaccinated people, Emmanuel Macron said this Friday “to fully assume”.

“It was a desire to sound the alarm bell”, declared the President of the Republic.

For Emmanuel Macron, “to be a citizen is to have rights and duties”

The President of the Republic, who was speaking this Friday alongside Ursula von der Leyen as part of the French presidency of the European Union, returned to his remarks which had provoked a lively controversy. In an interview with Le Parisien, he said he wanted to “piss off” the unvaccinated.

“To be a citizen is to have rights and duties, and these are first and foremost duties. The concept of freedom […] stops where the freedom of the other is hampered, where the life of the other can be in danger “, judged Emmanuel Macron.

Faced with the epidemic outbreak, the army called in to reinforce London hospitals

Some 200 soldiers will be deployed to hospitals in London, the Ministry of Defense announced on Friday.

In question, a growing absenteeism of nursing staff infected with the virus and an increase in hospitalizations due to the current wave of Covid-19 in the country.

Around 1,800 soldiers are already deployed across the United Kingdom, notably in support of the vaccination effort and ambulance services.

Covid vaccination of 5-11 year olds: 2 out of 3 parents reluctant, according to a survey

Two-thirds of parents (67%) of children aged 5 to 11 are against their vaccination, according to an Inserm survey consulted by AFP on Friday.

Conducted by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Health Observatory, the survey was carried out before Christmas, that is to say before the High Authority for Health (HAS) recommends only vaccination against the Covid-19 be open to 5-11 year olds.

It emerges that 43% of respondents (all categories combined) are “very” or “rather” in favor of the vaccination of 5-11 year olds, 39% are “very” or “rather” unfavorable and 18% do not express themselves. not.

The proportion of people who are opposed to the vaccination of 5-11 year olds climbs to 58% among parents who have at least one dependent child (28% are in favor). Among parents of 5-11 year olds, primarily concerned, 67% are unfavorable, of which 53% are “very unfavorable” and 14% “rather not favorable” (against 23% in favor and 10% without opinion). Mothers are more reluctant (76% unfavorable against 54% of fathers).

Call for a national strike on January 13 in primary schools “for a safe school under Omicron”

At a time when the health protocol in schools is under debate, the teachers’ union SNUipp-FSU calls this Friday for a national strike on January 13 in primary schools.

The union denounces “an indescribable mess and a strong feeling of abandonment and anger” of teachers who “can no longer carry out their missions properly”.

He calls in particular for the return of the rule “1 positive case = closure of the class”, the isolation of intra-family contact cases, a policy of systematic weekly preventive saliva tests or even masks, self-tests and CO2 sensors in schools.

“The Delta wave is not over at all”, according to Dominique Costagliola

While all eyes are on the contagious Omicron variant, Dominique Costagliola, epidemiologist and research director at Inserm, recalls that at national level, 20% of cases remain linked to the Delta variant.

“If we say that there was 400,000 cases Monday, with 20% of Delta, it is 80,000 people infected by Delta (…) with all the care problems that it poses “, she laments to BFMTV.

There are regional disparities: in PACA, half of the cases are linked to Delta. “This is what explains why this is the region with the most tensions in intensive care,” explains the epidemiologist.

“It’s not so clear to say that Omicron is less serious,” said Dominique Costagliola

Dominique Costagliola concedes: “the current wave leads to fewer hospitalizations and especially less intensive care”. However, according to the epidemiologist, there are still uncertainties about the actual severity of the Omicron variant.

“It is not so clear whether it is linked to the virus itself or to the fact that it happens in populations globally extremely vaccinated”, she explains.

While many scientists claim that the Omicron variant would be less dangerous than the Delta, Dominique Costagliola remains cautious.

The drop in hospitalizations “does not mean that it is less serious on the unvaccinated, on the immunocompromised or even perhaps in children,” she concludes.

Nearly 410,000 positive cases detected on Monday January 3

According to SI-DEP data by collection date on D + 3, 409,370 French people tested positive for Covid-19 last Monday, January 3, a level unprecedented since the start of the epidemic.

The previous record stood at 228,958 positive tests detected.

“Letting the virus circulate among children does not seem like a good idea at all”, warns Dominique Costagliola

Guest of BFMTV, Dominique Costagliola, epidemiologist and research director at Inserm, warned of the Covid-19 epidemic in children, at a time when the health protocol in schools is debating.

“What is most worrying (…) is the jump in hospitalizations and hospitalizations in intensive care,” she laments.

This Thursday, 314 children between 0 and 9 years old were hospitalized for Covid, including 61 in intensive care. “We exploded all the peaks that we had previously”, details Dominique Costagliola.

“Letting the virus circulate in children does not seem like a good idea at all,” concludes the epidemiologist.

In the middle of the fifth wave, 8% of teachers are absent

So 9,000 classes are closed, a record since the spring, in the middle of the fifth wave, Jean-Michel Blanquer specifies the number of absent staff.

“About 8% of teachers are absent,” announces the Minister of National Education on CNEWS.

“Piss off the unvaccinated”: “it’s a means of pressure” estimates Jean-Michel Blanquer

While Emmanuel Macron’s remarks on the unvaccinated caused an uproar, Jean-Michel Blanquer supports them.

“It is a call to the unvaccinated to be vaccinated (…) It is necessary to encourage. It is for the well-being of the people. The words of the president do not want to designate to the vindictiveness. It is a means of pressure “, judged the Minister of National Education on CNEWS.

“I have been asking for surgical masks for 2 years” for the staff, explains Jean-Michel Blanquer

While Jean Castex announced yesterday on BFMTV the distribution of surgical masks by “the end of the month” to teaching staff, Jean-Michel Blanquer explains asking for them for two years.

“I have been asking the health authorities for surgical masks for 2 years. (…) We can understand that the health sector is a priority,” said Jean-Michel Blanquer on CNEWS.

Until now, only fabric masks have been distributed while several teachers’ unions are demanding FFP2 masks.

“More than 80% of 12-17 year olds are vaccinated”, announces Jean-Michel Blanquer

The Minister of National Education welcomed the vaccination figures in middle and high schools.

“In secondary education, things are going quite well because more than 80% of 12-17 year olds are vaccinated”, announces Jean-Michel Blanquer on CNEWS, without specifying whether it is a complete vaccination scheme.

Vaccine pass: what the text adopted by the deputies contains

The bill, voted in the early hours of Thursday in the National Assembly, must now be examined in the Senate.

>> What does it contain in detail? More elements in our article.

“We knew that the month of January would be very difficult”, explains Jean-Michel Blanquer

While the health protocol in schools is widely criticized, the Minister of National Education assumes.

“We knew that the month of January would be difficult. We must show solidarity so that our children stay in school,” says Jean-Michel Blanquer on CNEWS.

Menstrual cycle lengthened by less than a day after vaccine, study finds

This is an effect that worried many women. According to an American study, just after receiving a vaccine against Covid-19, the menstrual cycle of women, the period between the first day of two periods, is lengthened by less than a day on average.

A non-serious effect which appears to be temporary, according to this study published on Thursday.

>> More information here

Both parents’ consent now required to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11

The agreement of both parents, and not just one, will now be necessary to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11 against Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said Thursday.

For children aged 12 to 15, the consent of one parent continues to be sufficient. Finally, adolescents aged 16 and over can be vaccinated without parental consent.

>> Details of the new rules in this article

9,202 classes closed, a record since spring

The number of closed classes has exploded since the start of the school year, carried by the explosion of the Omicron variant. To date, 9,202 have closed their doors, a record since spring 2021.

On the side of contaminations, there too the figures are racing. 5,631 positive cases were noted this week among teaching staff, a record since the start of the pandemic. On the student side, they are 47,453 to have tested positive since the start of the school year.

>> The details of the last weekly bulletin of the Ministry of Education to find in this article

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