As European countries and the United States break records for new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, the French president wants to “piss” off those who have not been vaccinated until the end.
“Those who have not been vaccinated, I really want to annoy them. So we will continue to do this until the end. The same strategy,” President Emmanuel Macron began in an interview with the newspaper. Parisian.
To do this, he intends to limit for them, “as much as possible, access to social life activities.” The bill on the vaccine passport is currently being hotly debated in the French National Assembly.
In this country, the number of contaminants makes you “dizzy”, said the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. According to Public Health France statistics, 271,686 new cases were reported in exactly 24 hours on Tuesday. And the impact on the hospital was assumed with 2,881 admissions per day.
Living with the virus
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday refused to tighten health measures despite more than 200,000 cases during the day.
“We have a chance to withstand this omicron wave without closing our country again,” he told a news conference. We can find a way to live with this virus ”.
However, with 2,000 new admissions in a single day on Tuesday, the pressure on the British healthcare system is mounting. At least six hospitals said the situation could affect priority care. As in Quebec, staff shortages in hospitals are critical.
With more than a million new cases in 24 hours, the United States has broken its own world record, according to data released Monday by Johns Hopkins University.
New viewed variant
While Omicron is spreading like wildfire across the planet, France has recently spotted a new variant believed to have originated in Cameroon, Africa. It is classified as “under surveillance” by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“We must continue to vaccinate developing countries […], Because the more replicated the virus, the more likely it is to introduce mutations in its genetic code, ”said Quebec doctor Matthew Nadeau-Wally in a video posted on Twitter calling the new variant B.1.640.2.
– With the agency France-Press