Covid-19: vaccination of teenagers, teleworking, lifting of the wearing of masks … The recap ‘of June 14



► Vaccination of adolescents, instructions for use

While the vaccination of 12-17 year-olds against Covid begins tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, potentially more than 3.5 million people, the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon specified on Monday certain modalities of this opening: young people will have to be voluntary, bearer of an authorization signed by both parents and accompanied by one of them on the day of the appointment.

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Vaccination of adolescents will only be possible in a center with the PfizerBioNTech vaccine, the only one to date to have a marketing authorization for this age group.

The High Authority for Health recalled the challenges of extending vaccination to minors: avoiding the development of severe or long forms of Covid-19, even if they are rarer in the youngest; allow adolescents to find a fulfilling life; protect elderly or fragile relatives and, more broadly, society.

► The decline in hospitalizations continues in France

In France, the figures for hospitalizations and Covid-19 patients treated in intensive care continued to decline on Sunday, to their lowest levels since the fall.

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France had 12,480 people hospitalized because of Covid-19, a figure at the lowest since mid-October, according to Public Health France. The decline in the number of patients treated in critical care, for the most serious forms, also continued, with 2,106 patients, the lowest since October 19.

► The Covid has permanently changed the relationship with teleworking

Telecommuting with a working mode “Hybrid” – on site and remotely – is installed over time in conditions which have improved since the start of the health crisis, indicates a survey by the network of national and regional agencies for the improvement of working conditions (Anact-Aract ). In 2021 as in 2020, employees want to maintain a high level of teleworking: more than 3 days a week for 36% of respondents, up to 1 or 2 days for 56%.

While collective and individual learning has progressed (use of tools, cooperation, organization of time), the study also underlines that collective operations have been “Affected” through remote work which also presents “Health risks”. 64% of respondents say they are “Overconnection”, 50% feel ” tired ” (35% in 2020) and 40% say they suffer from“Isolation”.

► Towards a gradual lifting of the mask in Germany…

“Thanks to the fall in the incidence rate, we can proceed in stages, a first step could be the lifting of the wearing of the mask outside”German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Monday June 14, an announcement made possible by the sharp lull in infections in the country.

In France, “No decision has yet been taken” concerning the mask, said the Ministry of Health after remarks attributed to the Director General of Health Jérôme Salomon opening the door to its abandonment on July 1 outdoors ” if all goes well “.

► … and probable postponement of the lifting of restrictions in Great Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce the postponement of the lifting of the last restrictions in England following the advice of scientists, worried about the push of the Delta variant (Indian variant). The last part of the deconfinement, initially scheduled for June 21, provided, among other things, for the reopening of nightclubs and the authorization for theaters to operate at full capacity.

► Saint Petersburg, host city of the Euro, strengthens its anti-Covid measures

From Thursday, June 17, no more food will be sold in Euro football fan zones, catering areas and children’s play areas will be closed in shopping centers. The gauge will be reduced in cinemas and restaurants will also have to close between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., authorities in St. Petersburg said. Host city of the Euro, St. Petersburg must host a total of seven matches of the competition, including a quarter-final.

Regarding the France-Germany match, which will take place on Tuesday 3 to 9 p.m. in Munich, there will be no exemption from the curfew, said sports minister Roxana Maracineanu. The final whistle should be at around 10:50 p.m., ten minutes before the start of the curfew.

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