Covid-19: Faced with the worsening health situation, Germany is moving towards compulsory vaccination

In front of a vaccination center in Frankfurt (Germany), November 30, 2021. YANN SCHREIBER / AFP Vaccination against Covid-19 could become compulsory in Germany: this is in any case the wish expressed by the future Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Tuesday, November 30, during a video conference in which Angela Merkel and the heads of the sixteen … Read more

Vaccination against Covid-19: the misleading assertions of Professor Perronne

Since he was dismissed from his duties as head of department by the Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) and pursued in the wake of the Order of Physicians in December 2020, the doctor, muse of the conspirators, Christian Perronne, was discreet on television. The specialist in infectious diseases from Garches hospital, however, benefited from a … Read more

Covid-19: tackling global vaccine inequality

Editorial of the “World”. Once again, the borders are closing under the pressure of the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally identified in South Africa, which reacted quickly with a commendable concern for transparency, the new variant, called Omicron, is already at work in Europe, Asia and North America. Many countries have suspended air links with countries in … Read more

Covid-19 at school: a new health protocol, explosive screenings and a sharply increasing incidence

The fifth wave of Covid-19, which is gaining momentum in France, has resulted in a doubling of the number of class closures between November 19 and 26. For the time being, the solution of moving from the current level 2 (yellow) to level 3 (orange) of the health protocol has not been adopted by the … Read more

HIV testing and prevention: Covid-19 has ruined the progress made in recent years

The figures are not good and they make fear the worst for associations fighting against AIDS. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant drop in HIV testing. With 5.2 million HIV serologies carried out in laboratories, the screening activity, which had increased between 2013 and 2019, fell by 14% between 2019 and 2020, reveals Public … Read more

“I have never borrowed money in my life but I had no choice”: after the shock of Covid-19, the sinking of the Indian middle class

Par Ravi Pinto Posted today at 09:59 Reserved for our subscribers ReportagePawn shops, jewelry sales, online jackpots… Indians are trying, by all means, to overcome the economic crisis which has plunged 230 million people below the poverty line. The queue extends to the sidewalk. Still, clients of Muthoot Finance, one of the largest pawn shops … Read more

The Covid-19 pandemic reduced the number of tests and new HIV diagnoses in France in 2020

World AIDS Day takes place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFP In 2020, the number of discoveries of HIV seropositivity and bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) was down sharply due to a decrease in screening linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, underlines, Tuesday, November 29, the Public health agency France (SpF). The number … Read more

Researchers study extent of healthcare avoidance during COVID-19

Journal Reference: Marije J. Splinter, Premysl Velek, M. Kamran Ikram, Brenda C. T. Kieboom, Robin P. Peeters, Patrick J. E. Bindels, M. Arfan Ikram, Frank J. Wolters, Maarten J. G. Leening, Evelien I. T. de Schepper, Silvan Licher. Prevalence and determinants of healthcare avoidance during the COVID-19 pandemic: A population-based cross-sectional study. PLOS Medicine, 2021; … Read more

Reinforced barrier gestures but no widespread teleworking: how companies are adapting to the new wave of Covid-19

Employees work on the assembly line of the Smart car plant in Hambach (Moselle) in July 2020. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP Return to telework or a simple reminder of barrier gestures between employees on the sites? With the acceleration in the number of Covid-19 cases, coupled with the arrival of the new Omicron variant, feverishness … Read more

In Switzerland, the populist right loses the battle of the “Covid-19 law”

People wearing the disguises of the television series “La Casa de papel” demonstrate, in Bern, on November 28, 2021, against the “Covid-19 law”, the modification of which was accepted by referendum in Switzerland. ANTHONY ANEX / AP Weeks of invective on the part of very upset opponents; a virulent campaign, with death threats on social … Read more