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Covid-19 in Brittany, collapsed building, duration of abortion: mid-day update – international news

The incidence rate in Brittany has exceeded its highest historical level

Never has the incidence rate in Brittany reached such a level. To date, it is 286 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. “The previous peak that we had reached was in November 2020, with 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants”, indicates Stéphane Mulliez, director of the ARS. Nevertheless, thanks to the vaccination, hospitalizations remain contained compared to a year ago. “Today we have 385 hospitalized, whereas we have gone up to 700, 800 or even 900 hospitalized during the previous waves”. A study conducted by the authorities estimates that a Breton has ten times less chance of being hospitalized if he is vaccinated. [La crise sanitaire en direct]


A building collapses in Sanary: a dead man, a woman and a baby saved from the rubble

A man was found dead on Tuesday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed in Sanary-sur-Mer (Var) following an explosion possibly due to gas, and firefighters are still looking for two missing after saving a woman and her baby. The man, in his thirties, had been located, unconscious, by the rescue teams. “They were able to extract him but he was declared dead,” a spokesperson for the Var firefighters told AFP. Shortly before, rescuers had been able to bring out of the rubble a woman and her baby, injured but alive. The firefighters helped by dog ​​teams are continuing their search to find two people still missing in the rubble. It would be “a mother, an elderly person, and her son” who lived on the ground floor. [Plus d’infos]

The government changes tack on the lengthening of the duration of the abortion

Despite the reluctance expressed by Emmanuel Macron, the government finally decided to put on the agenda of the Senate in January a bill allowing the extension of the legal duration of the abortion, a change of foot to four months of the presidential election. This surprise registration, while the executive has long procrastinated on this extension from 12 to 14 weeks, will allow the text to continue its parliamentary progress and pave the way for adoption by the end of the term of office. The question arose of the future of a text that no senatorial group had been able or wanted to take up to continue the back and forth between the two chambers. [Plus d’infos]

In Quimper, 1,300 health and social action demonstrators still determined

About 1,300 demonstrators, from all trades, public, private, responded this Tuesday morning to the call of the Departmental Union of unions for health and social action. “Despite months of struggle, officials from the hospital civil service as well as employees from the private sector are still excluded from the increase of € 183 from the Ségur de la santé,” the unionists recalled. The Ségur 2 for health has decided to increase the salaries of employees and nursing and medico-technical agents and to exclude technical, administrative, socio-educational agents, ASH, psychologists, midwives, etc. “. [Plus d’infos]

(The Telegram / Ronan Larvor)

Didier Raoult guilty of praising a treatment without “any confirmed data”

The disciplinary chamber of the New Aquitaine Order of Physicians blamed Professor Didier Raoult for having communicated “information which was not based on any confirmed data” by promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment against covid-19, she justified in her decision sent to AFP on Tuesday. The Chamber had blamed the Marseille infectious disease specialist on Friday without making public the reasons for this sanction so far. However, she did not accept the accusations of “charlatanism” and taking “unjustified risk” for having prescribed this treatment to patients, despite its lack of proven effect.

Covid-19 in Brittany, collapsed building, duration of abortion: mid-day update – international news
Didier Raoult. (Christophe Simon / AFP)

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