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7:43 p.m. : What are the main symptoms associated with Omicron? It appears to cause milder symptoms than the Delta variant, which is flu-like. We take stock in this article.

19:19 : “Omicron didn’t kill anyone. The person who died in Goias already had very serious problems, especially with his lungs.”

We do not change good habits. In an interview with the site “Gazeta Brasil”, Jair Bolsonaro did not fail to minimize the dizzying increase in the arrival of the Omicron variant. The patient from the state of Goias (center-west) to whom he refers is the first confirmed death in Brazil from the variant.


7:14 p.m. : Hit hard by the Omicron wave, Denmark announces it is offering a fourth dose of anti-Covid vaccine to the most vulnerable. In France, the fourth dose “is a possibility”, declared Olivier Véran at the end of December.

7:01 p.m. : The Omicron variant “remains a dangerous virus”, even if he “causes symptoms less severe than Delta (…) especially for those who are not vaccinated”, warned the WHO Director-General at a press conference. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus especially points out the risks “that another variant emerges which will be even more transmissible and more lethal than Omicron”.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the boss of the WHO, on November 29, 2021, in Geneva (Switzerland).  (CHRISTOPHER BLACK / WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION / AFP)(CHRISTOPHER BLACK / WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION / AFP)

6:59 p.m. : “There is great fatigue to which is added a forme of weariness linked to the gap between reality and ministerial announcements. ”

On franceinfo, Didier Georges, who is also headmaster of a high school, explain why he will go on strike tomorrow against the health protocol implemented in schools.

6:16 p.m. : Airlines have remained durably affected by this historic crisis, with revenue losses estimated at 324 billion dollars in 2021, against around 372 billion in 2020, according to the UN agency based in Montreal.

6:15 p.m. : Twice as many people took the plane in 2021 than in 2019 in the world against the backdrop of the persistent Covid-19 pandemic, according to preliminary figures disclosed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

6:02 p.m. : Here are the main news headlines :

A day of strike is planned tomorrow in the National Education. Teachers denounce the management of the epidemic by the government and in particular the succession of Covid-19 protocols in schools.

The inhabitants of La Réole, in the south of the Gironde, are resigned to the peak of the flood expected tomorrow. Five departments are always in orange vigilance with the floods: Gironde, therefore, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute-Garonne and Gers.

The French group EDF announced further delays and additional costs for the new generation EPR nuclear reactor under construction in Flamanville (Manche).

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to MPs his presence at a party in Downing Street in full containment, in 2020, and offered his “apologies”. The opposition asks for his resignation.

5:46 p.m. : The Ligue 2 poster between AC Ajaccio and Auxerre, initially scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed due to cases of Covid-19 on the Burgundy side, announced the Professional Football League. The meeting between Niort and Dunkirk is also postponed, for the same reasons.

5:21 p.m. : The arrival of the Covid-19 epidemic in France has increased tension in the country’s hospitals, where strike movements have followed one another in recent years, in particular in the emergency services. Are you a caregiver at the hospital? What do you lack on a daily basis to provide better quality care in the hospital? How do you juggle professional and personal life? Tell us about your daily life.

4:48 p.m. : “There were still 339 deaths from the Covid alone yesterday, but we don’t talk about it anymore… It doesn’t interest anymore.” Michaël Rochoy, general practitioner in Outreau (Pas-de-Calais) and member of the collective “Du Côté de la Science”, remind on franceinfo that usually, mortality in France is “1,600 to 2,000 deaths per day”, all causes combined. He pleads in favor of school closures and re-containment.

4:10 p.m. : The rush for testing will continue. “This week we will be on a 27% increase [du nombre de tests], on a weekly average of 12.1 million tests, it is unprecedented “, specified the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, during questions to the government in the Senate.

3:58 p.m. : The Nîmes club (Ligue 2) has requested the postponement of its Saturday meeting against Valenciennes, according to information from Free noon. Eight players and five members of the extended staff are positive for Covid-19, writes the daily. In addition, the Crocodiles no longer have a guardian.

3:46 p.m. : Two men were convicted of selling more than 17 million relabeled masks “made in France”, in August 2020, when they actually came from China. The main suspect, former manager of the company Coveix (Indre), was sentenced to two years and one year suspended. An accomplice was sentenced to one year firm and one year suspended. The amounts involved amount to nearly 3.5 million euros, reports France Bleu Berry.

2:36 p.m. : Hello @Certificate. Indeed, the certificate of recovery will be accepted as part of the vaccination pass, said Olivier Véran. It is simply the positive result of the PCR or antigen test. You can retrieve it via the SI-DEP platform, such as negative test results, then download it or integrate it into the TousAntiCovid application with the QR Code. It will be valid from eleven days and up to six months.

2:35 p.m. : I retry my question. When you haven’t had a third dose because you’ve been infected with Covid recently, how can you avoid losing your pass on January 15? I read that you need a “certificate of reinstatement”, but how do you get it? Thanks in advance.

2:12 p.m. : Even if you lose your health pass, you do not want to take a 3rd dose of vaccine, you are bored, you do not see the usefulness … Whatever your arguments, we would like to collect them and make them heard in the newspaper of 20 Heures de France 2. Contact us at alexandra.lay[@]

2:07 p.m. : Hello @ Marc’o. This question was the subject ofan article of Echoes, last week. According to the daily, some 30 million PCR and antigen tests were performed last month, “of which 28 million have been reimbursed”. These represent a cost of one billion euros for Social Security. In August 2021, the government had planned a budget of 6 billion euros for the tests, always according to The echoes.

2:07 p.m. : Hello, we talk a lot about the volume of tests carried out each day. Do we have any idea how much these tests cost and who pays?

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