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Covid-19 in South Africa: a "spectacular drop" in
cases © Supplied by Le Point L South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on the evening of Sunday February 28 a further reduction in restrictions on Monday imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19 in the most affected country on the continent, after a "spectacular drop" in the number of contaminations.
Anne Hidalgo promised this Wednesday, during the Council of Paris, to organize a debate with the director of the regional health agency of Ile-de-France, Aurélien Rousseau, and the director of the AP-HP, Martin Hirsch. The PS mayor of the capital wants this debate to take place at the town hall, in the presence of elected Parisians, between the end of May and the end of June.
"We must not get out of the summer, a period of calm thanks to the vaccination strategy, the increase in collective immunity, and the temperatures which seem to play a role in the spread of the virus, to return to the fall without asking questions about the health situation at the start of the school year and the means of the public hospital, ”warned Anne Hidalgo.
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© Europe 1 Asked Monday in "It feels good" on how he lives this long period of curfew, the comedian and actor Fred Testot explains wanting to focus on the positive signs, highlighting a number of innovations from France that could help us find a more serene life. "I am privileged because I have the opportunity to work." The actor and humorist Fred Testot is aware of his luck in the face of the difficulties that the fight against Covid-19 impose on the French.
"The epidemic situation in Ile-de-France is catastrophic"
This proposal follows a topical question asked by Nicolas Bonnet-Oulaldj, the president of the communist group and citizen of the Council of Paris, who denounces the failings of the 'AP-HP and ARS in managing the health crisis. “The epidemic situation in Ile-de-France is catastrophic. We are at 1,000 intensive care admissions, and more than 5,000 hospitalizations: the public hospital is on the verge of saturation. We are not immune to a new confinement, with the dramatic consequences that we know on the population. It is a political failure with a reduction in public freedoms that continues, ”lambasted the elected official, who is fighting for the maintenance of beds in Paris hospitals.
Coronavirus: 379 deaths in 24 hours in France
The number of deaths, like that of intensive care admissions, is on the rise © FRED SCHEIBER / SIPA Coronavirus: 379 deaths in 24 hours in France (Illustration) EPIDEMIC - The number of deaths, like that of admissions in intensive care, is on the rise In twenty-four hours, 379 patients of coronavirus died in hospital, according to data from Public Health France released on Monday. A rising figure, like that of patients admitted to intensive care, which has risen above the 3,500 mark.
“A year ago, at our initiative, the Paris Council voted to adopt a moratorium on bed closures and restructuring at AP-HP. Hôtel-Dieu, Bichat, Beaujon, Lariboisière, Trousseau: why has nothing changed? After the fiasco of frost, masks, and now vaccines, we have warned of the need to relocate production, to have public control over this equipment. Once again, the Council of Paris voted on our initiative to lift the patents on vaccines and their entry into the public domain. Again, why has nothing been done? Today we want answers and learn the first lessons from this crisis. "
" There is a great convergence of view on the shortage of beds "
" We share this analysis. More than 90% of intensive care beds are occupied by people with Covid. But we cannot create a commission of inquiry. This is not our role, ”replied the health assistant (EELV), Anne Souyris.
“There is a great convergence of views on the insufficiency of beds and resources. It is a unanimous point that we share, ”added Anne Hidalgo, referring to the meetings within the supervisory commission of the AP-HP where she sits. And to drive home the point: “There have been movements and there are always to demand more resources. This crisis only revealed a situation which was not tenable. The 2021 finance bill reduces the means of the public hospital, which is surprising to say the least. This situation is worrying. "
Nicolas Bonnet-Oulaldj for his part wanted voices other than" those of the government and the AP-HP "to be heard, in particular those" of doctors, staff representatives or economists ".
Coronavirus in Bordeaux: With the reception of the first transferred Ile-de-France patients, tensions to come on the healthcare chain .
The next transfers from Ile-de-France could require major interventions to be deprogrammed © E. Provenzano / 20 Minutes Laurent Petit, head of the surgical resuscitation unit at the Bordeaux University Hospital. EPIDEMIA - The next transfers from Ile-de-France could require the deprogramming of heavy interventions This Sunday in the middle of the day, two patients from the hospital of Meaux (Seine-et-Marne) suffering from Covid -19 will be transferred by plane to CHU Bordeaux .