Current CORONA NUMBERS: Incidence of 16.6 – 549 new COVID-19 infections in Germany – WELT news channel

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Pharmacists’ margin, subcontracting … The underside of the antigen testing business

COVID-19 – Antigenic tests, reimbursed by Health Insurance, are very profitable when they are carried out en masse. So much so that it has become a real business in the big cities, sometimes with drifts.

They are fast … and above all free. Antigenic tests, carried out since November in pharmacies, are all fully reimbursed by Health Insurance: 34 euros per test, a high price to encourage pharmacies to carry them out. And the goal has been reached since half of the 21,000 French pharmacies now offer them.

It must be said that it becomes a damn profitable business since out of the 34 euros paid by Social Security, the test itself only costs around 6 euros. To this, we must add the protective equipment for the pharmacist and the time spent in carrying it out, but the margin remains comfortable. It is 40% according to the survey carried out by the TF1 20H newscast.

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Every month, 2.5 million antigenic tests are carried out, which results in a monthly Social Security bill of 85 million euros. A financial windfall that whets many appetites. Because if the majority of pharmacists carry out these tests internally, others call on external companies which provide the tent and a second year medical student, paid only on a fee-for-service basis. To be well paid, the student therefore has every interest in canvassing clients. “If we do a whole day, we will do 30 or 40, that’s 200 euros a day”, explains one of them.

He is not paid by the pharmacy, but by the company which acts as an intermediary. The latter does not hesitate to sign a confidentiality agreement, as the TF1 teams have seen in the WhatsApp group which serves as a link between the company and dozens of students, and on which the commercial objective is clearly displayed. We can read for example: “Contest for the best tester of the month, 1st prize: 300 euros”.

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An operation that some students denounce and which quickly threw in the towel. “I did antigen tests for about four weeks and I quit because you feel like you’re doing a business since you have to ask people if they want to come and get tested without being tested. ‘they sometimes need it or have no symptoms “, deplores Lucile, a second year medical student.

However, this drift would affect a minority of pharmacies, mainly located in large cities. Yorick Berger, general secretary of the Paris pharmacists’ union, whose dispensary was approached by this type of commercial service provider without however taking action, testifies: “We have been approached several times by different companies who tell you: ‘We set up a barnum in front of the pharmacy and then we give you 5 to 10 euros per test carried out’. It is shameful. When people come to the pharmacy, they ask us if it’s free. I tell them it’s taken care of because it’s still society, it’s everyone who pays for that “, he laments.

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Since the arrival of antigenic tests in France in November, more than 15 million have been carried out. Total invoice for health insurance: 500 million euros.

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CORONA INCIDENCE under 20 Hope for a good summer with events – WELT news channel

  1. CORONA INCIDENCE under 20 Hope for a good summer with eventsWORLD news channel
  2. Fewer and fewer new infections, and the incidence continues to declineFAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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what are monoclonal antibodies

It is one of the few treatments that can be used against Covid-19. Monoclonal antibodies will be able to be used to treat more patients from June 11. The National Medicines Safety Agency (ANSM) released a press release on Tuesday, June 8 to extend access to two dual monoclonal antibody therapies to new audiences.

In practice, children aged 12 and over, at high risk of developing a severe form of Covid-19, adult patients with chronic pathology (obesity, diabetes, kidney failure) or being infected with HIV are concerned.

This type of treatment was talked about in October, when Donald Trump, then President of the United States, was infected with Covid-19. He had then received an experimental cocktail of treatments comprising monoclonal antibodies.

A product that minimizes the effects of Covid-19

Monoclonal antibodies are naturally produced by the body, but they can be produced in the laboratory. Normally, they take several days to be made by the human body, but the idea of ​​treatment is to inject them earlier, as much as possible. 5 days after onset of symptoms. Their role is then to paralyze the virus to prevent it from infecting cells.

The treatment could therefore limit the so-called “inflammatory” phase of Covid-19: he would not avoid it, but would minimize its effects.

For the time being, the use of this treatment is still very limited, sinceit does not yet have a marketing authorization. A rolling review procedure is also underway at the European Medicines Agency, with a view to possible authorization.

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Opening steps – from July no more curfew

The responsible Minister of Health Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens) said after the Council of Ministers in an interview with the APA. In doing so, he corrected the statements made by Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger (ÖVP), according to which the night restaurant may also open normally from July. “From our point of view it makes a lot of sense to proceed step by step,” said Köstinger in the press foyer after the Council of Ministers on the question of the curfew. “That is also the reason why we can extend the curfew to 24 o’clock tomorrow and thus also give it the prospect – and we really assume this because the infection situation is very positive – at the beginning of July, which of course also includes the number of Those who have been vaccinated will be much higher again to be able to open the night catering area – in the sense of the closing of the curfew. “

According to the responsible Minister of Health, Mückstein, the matter is different: “Night gastronomy is an area that is still relatively unprotected. Because many adults are still unvaccinated.” Dancing and drinking at the bar are still not possible, only consumption at tables is allowed. This will be regulated in the regulation for openings from July 1st.

For the Flex on the Danube Canal, this means, for example, that you can set up tables there and consume on them, but cannot organize a disco in the classic sense, explained Mückstein. However, he reiterated the government’s plan that the classic night-time restaurant would open in the summer. “At least that will take place in the summer.” Details will be decided by the end of June.

Night gastronomy representatives complained about today’s confusion and blamed the Minister of Health for it. Industry spokesman Stefan Ratzenberger described it as “illusory” to announce at the end of June whether and how the nightspots will be allowed to open on July 1st. “A discotheque or a club need at least three weeks to open,” explained Ratzenberger. 3G should be enough, also for dancing or drinking at the bar. The Chamber of Commerce representatives Mario Pulker and Peter Dobcak welcomed the elimination of the curfew. This also takes the party pressure from public places.

The further openings planned for tomorrow, Thursday (June 10), will come as announced, said Mückstein. Because the number of infections continues to decline sharply and vaccination is “moving quickly”. “With these positive developments, nothing stands in the way of the opening steps.” Numerous relaxations are planned: Instead of two meters, the one-meter distance rule will apply again, the curfew has been moved from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, and up to 16 people outdoors or eight people indoors (plus children) may come together in the catering trade ( instead of ten or four). In retail and leisure businesses, more customers can be allowed in again. Cultural events can be used to a greater extent (75 instead of 50 percent). In outdoor areas, the mask falls completely. There is also relaxation when traveling, for example the so-called “pre-travel clearance” is only necessary when entering from high-incidence and virus variant areas.

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Current CORONA NUMBERS: 1,204 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 22.6 – WELT news channel

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Last minute… New restrictions for those who are not vaccinated in the fight against coronavirus! Eyes on the formulas on the table before the Cabinet meeting..

According to the breaking news, new details emerge in Turkey’s fight against the coronavirus epidemic. Looking at the latest formulas on the table, the importance of vaccination draws attention once again. Accordingly, some measures are on the agenda for the success of the plan to bring the pandemic under control until the autumn months and to reach 70 percent social immunity. Here are the details…

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Away with CORONA FEAR! Germany on the way to zero incidence? – WORLD news channel

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Current CORONA NUMBERS: 2,294 new COVID-19 infections – incidence in Germany at 26.3 – WELT news channel

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CURRENT CORONA NUMBERS: RKI registers 3165 new COVID-19 infections – incidence at 29.7 I WELT News – WELT news channel

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