To follow regional, national and international information live on the Covid-19 epidemic.
– 3 p.m .: Institut Pasteur stops clinical trial on anti-Covid suppository treatment
End of the clinical trial on Clofoctol, the suppository drug developed by the Pasteur Institute in Lille, as reported by La Voix du Nord.
The problem was not necessarily with the results, but rather with the possible recruitment to carry out the trials. Indeed, they had to be carried out on 346 unvaccinated people, over the age of 50, positive for Covid-19 for less than three days.
– 2:30 p.m .: 130 vaccination centers open in the region
The Occitanie Regional Health Agency said nearly 380,000 injections were performed in a week from November 30 to December 7.
The number of vaccination centers continues to increase in the regions with 130 centers open.
– 12 noon: some 5.3 million tests carried out in one week
The Directorate of Research, Studies, Evaluation and Statistics (DREES) published in a statement that during the week of November 29 and December 5, some 5.3 million tests were performed.
The Dress specifies that this represents “an increase of nearly 25% compared to the previous week”.
– 11 am: the C4 match between Tottenham and Rennes is postponed
The Europa League Conference match between Tottenham and Rennes, scheduled for this Thursday evening, December 9 in London, is postponed to an unspecified date due to cases of Covid-19 within the English team, the English team announced on Thursday. UEFA.
“We can confirm that the Tottenham-Rennes meeting will not take place tonight,” said a spokesperson for the European body.
– 10 am: record of contaminations with 72,000 new patients
The Minister of Health, Olivier Véran declared on France 2 this Thursday, December 9 that “72,000 patients were diagnosed in just 24 hours, it is a sad record since the start of the pandemic. Vaccination protects, there is so fortunately fewer serious cases than in previous waves. “
“We even exceeded the record number of diagnoses over 24 hours, 72,000 by date of samples, we had not experienced that since the start of the pandemic.”
A level never reached “since the start of the pandemic”. The previous one dated from November 2020 with around 70,000 contaminations.
On Monday, 72,000 patients were diagnosed in just 24 hours, a sad record since the start of the pandemic. Vaccination protects, so fortunately there are fewer severe cases than in previous waves. pic.twitter.com/WdMRpF5AxH
– Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) December 9, 2021
– 9 a.m .: 3,000 classes closed this Thursday, December 9
The Minister of Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer declared on BFM that “just over 3,000 primary classes are closed this Thursday, December 9.
“It is in this age group, unvaccinated, that there is the most contamination,” he said. By adding: “We are closing a lot less class than before, but we are doing a lot more tests”.
He also explained that he “does not want and does not think that extending the school holidays after the holidays will be necessary.”
– 8: towards a white plan at the national level
The white plan, already activated in six regions of France, could soon be deployed throughout the territory according to Olivier Véran, guest on France 2 this Thursday, December 9.
– 7 a.m .: 61,340 new contaminations in France
Public health France counted this Wednesday, December 8 a total of 13,044 patients with Covid were hospitalized against 12,714 on Tuesday, December 7.
2 426 patients are taken care of in critical care.
Public Health France has identified 61,340 new contaminations, against 49,610 last Wednesday.
– 6:30 a.m .: the US Senate approves a bill to cancel the vaccination obligation
The US Senate, controlled by the Democrats, on Wednesday approved a measure presented by the Republicans aimed at canceling the vaccination obligation for employees of private companies decided by President Joe Biden.
Two Democratic senators joined Republicans in supporting the measure.
The Senate voted 52 to 48. The text must now be debated in the House of Representatives, led by the Democrats, where its future is uncertain. Joe Biden has already threatened to veto it.
If passed, the law would overturn rules put in place by the Biden administration ordering companies with at least 100 employees to require their employees to be vaccinated or to undergo blood tests. coronavirus weekly.
– 6 a.m .: AstraZeneca antiviral treatment approved by the regulator in the United States
The American drug regulator in the United States approved this Thursday, December 9 the emergency use of the antiviral cocktail developed by AstraZeneca to protect against a severe form of Covid-19 people who are immunocompromised or at risk of suffering serious side effects in the event of vaccination.
Called Evusheld, the treatment has only been approved by the FDA for adults and adolescents who have not been infected with the coronavirus or exposed to infected people.
This is a major breakthrough for AstraZeneca, whose COVID-19 vaccine used around the world has not yet been validated by US health authorities.