As European countries and the United States break records for new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, the French president wants to “crumble” those who have not been vaccinated until the end.
“Those who are not vaccinated, I want to persecute them, so we will continue to do so until the end. That is the strategy,” President Emmanuel Macron began in an interview with the newspaper. Parisian.
To do this, he wants to define it as “as much as possible, access to the functions of social life”. The bill on the vaccine passport is currently the subject of heated debate in the French National Assembly.
In this country, the number of pollutants “makes you dizzy” said Health Minister Olivier Véran. Precisely on Tuesday, 271,686 new cases were registered in 24 hours, according to figures from the Public Health France. The hospital’s effects are felt with 2,881 people being admitted during the day.
Living with the virus
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused to take drastic health measures despite more than 200,000 lawsuits yesterday.
“We have a chance to escape this Omigron wave without closing our country once again,” he explained at a news conference. We can find a way to live with this virus.
However, the pressure on the British healthcare system is high as there are 2,000 new additions on Tuesday alone. At least six hospitals have said the condition could affect priority care. As in Quebec, staff shortages in hospitals are significant.
With more than a million new cases in 24 hours, the United States has broken a world record for its part, according to data released Monday by Johns Hopkins University.
New variant viewed
As Omigron spreads like wildfire across the planet, France recently discovered 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 a virus responds, the more it introduces mutations in its genetic code, ”said the Quebec doctor Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée in a video posted on Twitter about this new variant known as B.1.640.2.
– With Agencies France-Press