The French strategy is to anger the unvaccinated

The French president wants the unvaccinated to “discontent” until the end, when European countries as well as the United States on Tuesday broke records for new COVID-19 infections.

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“The unvaccinated, I really want to anger them. And so we will continue to do it until the end. That is the strategy,” President Emmanuel Macron launched during an interview with the newspaper. Paris.

To do this, he intends to restrict access to activities of social life as much as possible. A bill on a vaccine passport is currently sparking a heated debate in the French National Assembly.

Health Minister Olivier Veran said the number of infections in this country is making you “dizzy”. Exactly on Tuesday, 271,686 new cases were registered within 24 hours, according to French public health figures. Effects were felt on the hospital with 2,881 admissions during the day.

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In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday refused to tighten health measures despite having more than 200,000 cases on the day.

“We have a chance to survive the Omicron wave without shutting down our country again,” he explained at a press conference. We can find a way to live with this virus.”

However, the pressure is huge on the British health system with 2,000 new admissions on Tuesday alone. At least six hospitals said the situation could affect priority care. As in Quebec, staffing shortages in hospitals are critical.

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Data released on Monday by Johns Hopkins University indicate that there were more than one million new cases within 24 hours, for which the United States broke a world record.

New version watched

While Omicron is spreading like wildfire across the planet, France recently discovered a new species believed to have originated in Cameroon, Africa. The World Health Organization has classified it as “subject to control”.

“We must continue mass vaccination of developing countries,” he added […]Because the more the virus replicates, the more likely it is to introduce mutations into its genetic code, Quebec doctor Mathieu Nadu Valley said in a video posted to Twitter about this new variant, known as B.1.640.2.

– Agence France-Presse

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