Hospitalizations on the rise, quarantine for the French from the South in Germany, preventive treatment for the immunocompromised … Update on the pandemic

Green light for preventive treatment for the immunocompromised. Immunocompromised people, at high risk of developing a severe form of Covid and in whom vaccines do not work well, may receive preventive treatment with antibodies monoclonal, especially if they are contact cases, announced Friday the High Authority of Health (HAS). “immunocompromised patients who are not protected despite a complete vaccination” will benefit from a “early access authorization” Ronapreve (casirivimab and imdevimab) “for pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis to Sars-CoV-2”, she indicates in a press release.

CNN is laying off three workers who came to the office without being vaccinated. An expeditious decision. CNN announced to its staff on Thursday that three employees had been dismissed for having violated the health policy of the chain, coming to work without being vaccinated against the Covid. In an internal memo emailed to staff and leaked to several American media outlets, the president of the famous American TV channel, Jeff Zucker, explained that the company had been informed that three of its employees had shown up to the office without be vaccinated last week. All three, he said, were “fired.”

83% of people admitted to critical care were not vaccinated. “At the end of July, the number of critical care admissions is times less within the population fully vaccinated only among unvaccinated people ” against Covid – 12, according to a study published Friday by the Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (Drees). Between 19 and 25 July, 87% of people admitted to critical care and 83% of those admitted to conventional hospitalization were unvaccinated, details the DREES. Read our article.

How does the QR code work, the linchpin of the health pass? Improved version of the barcode, the QR code will be verified by the TousAntiCovid Verif application, which does not store any personal data, even if the Cnil asks for additional guarantees. An explanation to find here.

Germany imposes a quarantine on travelers coming from the south of France. As of this Sunday, unimmunized travelers from three regions in the south of France facing a resurgence of Covid cases – 12 (Occitanie, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur and Corsica) will have to observe a quarantine of ten days when they arrive in Germany. Only those with a health pass proving that they have been vaccinated twice or are considered cured will be exempt. Read our article.

The French are (fully or partially) vaccinated at 60, 9%. According to Public health France, 60, 9% of the French population has received at least one injection of vaccine against Covid- 19. Across the Atlantic, half of the American population is now fully vaccinated against Covid – 12 , said a White House official on Friday, while the United States has recorded an increasing number of injections in recent weeks, in the midst of the outbreak of the epidemic linked to the delta variant.

The strong increase in hospitalizations continues. The number of hospitalizations in critical care continues to increase this Friday, despite a drop in the incidence rate . According to figures published by Public Health France, with 165 new admissions in twenty-four hours, critical care now accommodates 1 458 sick against 1 420 Thursday. The number of hospitalizations is also on the rise: 8 368 patients (including 862 new admissions in 24 against 8 210 the day before. The number of daily deaths linked to Covid – 12 in hospitals also continues to increase with 60 in the latest 19 hours, against 52 the day before.

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