Deputy Nadia Ramassamy wrote to Minister of Health Olivier Véran concerning the reactivation of the immune coverage of adults by vaccination.
Doctor, and while waiting for a vaccine adapted to COVID, I would like to draw your attention once again to the potential beneficial effects of vaccination coverage in children, which I believe currently provides them with an important immune defense. mitigating the disastrous pathogenic effects of the virus.
Despite recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), some compulsory vaccinations for adults – such as the DT-Polio vaccine required every 20 years for those under 65, and every 10 years for those over 65 years old – no longer or very little. Other vaccinations, due to the reappearance of certain pathologies, such as measles and pertussis, are recommended in adults.
It is questionable whether the lack of regular vaccinations and therefore reactivation of immune coverage does not weaken the immune defense of some people in the face of COVID-19.
Also, and while the strengthening of the immune systems of adults is a necessity, I suggest you, as a matter of urgency, to check the current state of vaccination coverage for adults and to reinstate compulsory vaccinations, some of which are particularly protective.
Currently, eleven vaccines are compulsory for children (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, Haemophilus influenzae B, pertussis, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, meningococcus C and pneumococcus). Each doctor should, in my opinion, recheck and reactivate the vaccination coverage of their adult patients if this proves necessary, with reference of course to the state of comorbidity.
Thus, it might be possible to place adults, and in particular those at risk, in an immune defense situation similar to that of children, especially by injecting the following vaccines: measles-mumps-rubella, Prevent against pneumococcal infections, and DT-polio-pertussis. If there is nothing to lose for the French to be vaccinated regularly according to the recommendations of health agencies, they have everything to gain.
I would therefore be grateful to you, Minister, for studying with the greatest attention the feasibility of my proposal aimed at strengthening the immune defenses of adults, which are sometimes non-existent for lack of regular reactivation.
Please accept, Mr. Minister, the expression of my highest consideration.
Category: Providence: the Department affirms its vigilance
As promised, the president of the Departmental Council received, on Monday, representatives of the group supporting the families of residents of the nursing home of Montigny-le-Roi, La Providence, who were reinforced in the legitimacy of their action.
Posted on 07-10-2020 at 06:35
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The four individuals arrested in the context of the largest seizure ever made in Guyana will take the plane this evening to reach Martinique where they will be presented during the week at JIRS. The searches carried out brought to light a major drug trafficking. The investigation is continuing. The opportunity for us to take stock of this historic affair that France-Guyana revealed to you exclusively on Friday evening, when 594 kilos of cocaine were finally seized, as well as 3 luxury cars or even 50,000 euros in cash!
“This is the biggest cocaine seizure ever in Guyana” confirms this Tuesday the parquet of Fort-de-France. A judicial investigation was open since August to the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction (JIRS) of Fort-de-France after the Cayenne prosecutor’s office transmitted the file in view of the scale of the case.
Start of business in July
“In fact, the affair started last July” indicates this Tuesday, the prosecutor of the Republic of Fort-de-France Renaud Gaudeul. The soldiers of the Matoury gendarmerie company then gathered information relating to major drug trafficking, passing through Guyana.
The first elements made it possible to verify the seriousness of the elements gathered, justifying the opening of a judicial investigation, quickly piloted by the prosecution of the JIRS of Fort-de-France. At the end of a preliminary investigation of one month, a judicial investigation was entrusted to a specialized investigating magistrate.
The investigations, carried out jointly by OFAST Antilles-Guyane and the gendarmerie in Guyana, highlighted an imminent departure of cocaine at the end of September. “It is under these conditions that it was decided to conduct a judicial police operation on October 1, 2020, in the evening. This mobilized around fifty gendarmes from Guyana, as well as around ten OFAST investigators ”, specifies the parquet floor of Fort-de-France.
During this operation, 594 kilograms of cocaine, packaged in 18 canvas bags, were seized. They were accompanied by a container closing seal. The goods were found Thursday evening in a Citroën Berlingo vehicle, near the port of Dégrad des Cannes in Rémire-Montjoly.
The night of the facts …
The driver of the said vehicle as well as the occupants of a second vehicle which was in the immediate vicinity were arrested. A fourth individual, implicated by the elements of the investigation, was also arrested inside the port. All four were taken into custody. Police custody that ended Monday afternoon before these individuals were presented to a judge of freedoms and detention at the Larivot court in Cayenne. These four individuals are between 26 and 56 years old. Three of them are locals, born in Guyana, except the last, who is a Haitian. One of them was established in Suriname, while the other three lived in Matoury and Cayenne. Two of them declared that they had no profession, one declared himself to be a gold miner and timber negotiator in Suriname, while the last was employed in a maritime transport and port handling company working in the port of Rémire- Montjoly. This is the oldest of the 4, whose name and photo have been widely relayed on social networks. This man, an executive at Somarig, was also one of the union officials for the port dockers. He is also the only accused who has chosen to remain silent throughout police custody, as confirmed to us by his lawyer, Maître Jérôme Gay, who adds that for him “the case is more complex than it seems”. The other three suspects all agreed to make statements while in police custody.
It was not the first time…
At this stage of the investigation, it appears that this criminal organization had set up a cocaine transport network between Suriname and Europe, passing through the port infrastructures of Guyana.
At this stage of the investigation, it appears that this was not the first time that this organization had carried out this transport of narcotics to Europe by sea. The ports of destination were those of Le Havre and Antwerp.
The searches carried out have already enabled them to get their hands on more than 50,000 euros, three luxury vehicles (Audi Q5, Aaudi A7 and Renault Talisman), a jet ski and a Honda motorcycle.
At the end of their police custody, the four people arrested were the subject of a warrant to bring, in this open procedure, heads in particular of import and export in organized gangs of narcotics, facts for which the perpetrators face a sentence of 30 years of criminal imprisonment. The four individuals must be presented to the examining magistrate of the JIRS of Fort-de-France during the course of the week. The investigation is continuing in order to clarify the extent of this trafficking, and the exact role of the various protagonists.
La technique du “Ripp-on / Ripp-off”
The suspected traffickers used the technique commonly known as “Ripp-on / Ripp-off”. It consists of polluting legal containers by incorporating drugs into them, the latter then being unloaded in Europe, either inside the port or outside.
“This type of organization is complex to implement because it implies complicity in the ports of departure and arrival, but it is particularly lucrative: the quantity discovered in this case represents that transported by more than 400 mules passing through the by air from Guyana, the average quantity transported being 1.7 kilograms (2018 data) “, specifies the parquet floor.
The value of the merchandise seized in this case, once it reached Europe, was at least 18 million euros (and significantly more when cross-checked and sold at retail). The total sum of the value of this drug is much higher if we count sales per gram. We would then speak of several tens of millions of euros.
Seizures in figures
594 kilograms of cocaine seized
More than 50,000 euros in cash
Several vehicles, including 3 luxury, a jet ski, a motorcycle
4 arrests and presentations before the investigating magistrate
He said :
Renaud Gaudeul, Public Prosecutor in Fort-de-France: “Thanks to cooperation between services”
“I would like to congratulate the magistrates and investigators, both the police and the gendarmerie, who worked in this affair. We had assumed for several months that criminal networks should be interested in the sea route for the transport of cocaine from Guyana. This case, made possible thanks to cooperation between police and gendarmerie services, shows that this hypothesis was correct ”.
Since Monday, the volcano has known a seismic crisis described as exceptional by the team of the volcanological observatory of Piton de La Fournaise. Aline Peltier, director of the OVPF, discusses this phenomenon similar to that observed during the eruption of the century in April 2007.
Why is this seismic crisis so exceptional?
Aline Peltier, Director of the OVPF: “It is exceptional first of all for its duration. 48 hours of seismic crisis and since the end of the crisis, a seismicity which is still present both under the summit and the eastern flank. Significant deformations in the eastern flank, 70 cm recorded on our GPS network, or even more in sectors not covered by the permanent stations (the satellite data to come will specify it). This had not happened since 2007 and the eruption of April which had been called the eruption of the century at the time. “
Can you give us an update this weekend?
Even if the seismic and deformation activity has greatly diminished, it still persists today.
Do these numerous earthquakes necessarily imply an eruption?
Not necessarily. A seismic crisis indicates a deep magma intrusion, but not necessarily an eruption. If the pressure is not strong enough or if an obstruction occurs, the lava will not come out. The last example is July 3 when a seismic crisis did not result in an eruption.
If an eruption were to take place, would it be on the eastern flank instead?
The intrusion is currently under the eastern flank at the top of the Grandes Pentes.
Two seismic foci are observed: on the summit and on the eastern flank. A link exists between them?
The first swarm is located under the summit. It reflects the departure of the intrusion from the superficial magma reservoir which is located around 2km below the summit. These earthquakes are caused by the rupture of the roof of this reservoir which allowed the intrusion to escape from the latter. The second focus under the eastern flank comes from the propagation of the magma under this flank, they do not necessarily translate an arrival of magma at this level but a constraint which accumulates at this level due to the propagation of the magma in this direction. . The two swarms are still active today which shows that there is still a circulation of magma at these two levels.
Is the earthquake of 4.4 on the Richter scale felt on Monday September 21 on the island a link with this seismic crisis?
No, they are different processes, locations and depths. The seismicity under the Furnace had also resumed before the M4.4 earthquake.
These earthquakes cause collapses. Where are they located? Are they very important? Should we fear them?
Difficult to say because the signals are of low amplitude and therefore difficult to locate according to their seismic signature. These can be small landslides on the surface or subsidence in the subsoil below the surface, related to the intrusion of magma. We are in daily contact with the services of the EMZ and the SAG / PGHM, and as soon as possible a reconnaissance will be made in the area to see if there have been any visible landslides on the surface following this intrusion.
The Mayotte volcano is also moving. On September 25, an earthquake of 4.4 on the Richter scale was observed. Can the different earthquakes between the two islands have a link?
No link, the two islands are distances of more than 1,400 km.
Concerning the Mayotte volcano, a new scientific campaign of seismic measurements is taking place from 02/10 to 31/10. The OVPF team will be there or only the BRGM?
There are no OVPF personnel on this mission, but OVPF personnel will embark on the next campaign at sea.
Collected by Véronique Tournier
Category: Providence always in search of appeasement
The group of “Support for families” of residents of the nursing home in La Providence will be received on Monday by the president of the Departmental Council,
Posted on 01-10-2020 at 06:35
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A new virus has just been detected for the first time in Guyana. It is an Oropouche virus. It causes symptoms resembling those of dengue fever. 37 cases have been recorded since early August in Saul. The virus is present in particular in the Amazonian states of northern Brazil (Amapa and Amazonas). A team bringing together the ARS, the Pasteur Institute and the CTG is going to the site today.
Symptoms similar to those of dengue
The symptoms are: fever, headache, body aches, joint pain and vomiting. In some
patients, it causes clinical symptoms of aseptic meningitis. To date, Oropouche fever has never resulted in death in humans and all cases have been cured after symptomatic treatment.
The fight against the spread of this virus proceeds mainly by eliminating the breeding sites (egg-laying sites) near human dwellings. As for the
dengue fever, preventive measures involve these simple actions: eliminate places where water can stagnate (small rubbish, bulky items, waste …), protect yourself individually against mosquito and midges bites to avoid transmission of the virus (sleep under fine mosquito nets to protect yourself from small gnats, wear long, covering clothes, use repellents), in case of high fever, avoid taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs,
see a doctor.
An ARS – Institut Pasteur – CTG mission of entomological investigation led by the entomology department of the Institut Pasteur, is going on site this Wednesday.
The info in +
The virus was first identified in 1955 in Trinidad and Tobago. It circulates in Central and South America. There are three different genotypes. It circulates in particular in Argentina, Brazil, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago. On the other hand, epidemics had only been identified there in states in northern and central Brazil. It is the first time that it appears in Guyana.
500,000 cases of Oropouche fever have been reported in Brazil over the past decades, an incidence that is expected to increase as its vector, the midge Culicoides paraensis circulates throughout the Americas. The incidence of Oropouche fever is also increasing in urban areas of Peru and in some Caribbean countries. In Brazil, the virus has been isolated from both birds and primates.
The virus is found in the cerebrospinal fluid of infected patients: in 2002, researchers in São Paulo diagnosed 128 patients infected with the Oropouche virus in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas. These patients had developed symptoms typical of the infection, such as acute fever, joint pain, headache and pain behind the eyes. 3 of the patients also developed central nervous system infection. Certain immunocompromising diseases seem to facilitate the penetration of the virus into the central nervous system.
In Brazil, Oropouche is considered a threat to public health and is difficult to detect due to its proximity to the symptoms of dengue.
Tuesday September 29, 2020 – 6:36 p.m.
Faced with the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic in Guadeloupe and the increase in Martinique, all travel is now prohibited between Guadeloupe and Martinique, from October 1, except for compelling reasons.
Maximum alert zone
Travelers must present to the airline, before boarding, a sworn statement of the reason for travel (available on the websites of the prefectures) as well as one or more supporting documents.
Guadeloupe is still placed in the Covid maximum alert zone. In Martinique, placed in the alert zone, the number of cases has changed considerably during the last week (+ 42%).
At this stage, the incidence rate remains four to five times higher in Guadeloupe, where the epidemic is still more active.
√ All the details in our edition of this Wednesday, September 30.
Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday in a market still worried about the gloomy outlook for global demand for black gold with the resumption of the Covid-19 pandemic, lefigaro.fr reports in one of its September 29 publications. . The newspaper said a barrel of WTI for delivery in November fell 3.2% or $ 1.31 to 39.29 dollars on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), after falling more than 5% in session. And in London, a barrel of Brent from the North Sea for delivery at the same time has dropped 3.3% or 1.40 dollars to 41.03 dollars, we also learn.
“The barrels of Brent and WTI are in the red, because the general downward trend caused by the health crisis discourages hopes of recovery in demand,” said David Madden of CMC Markets, quoted by lefigaro.fr. “Another cause for concern for market players: the imminent risk of massive layoffs in the airline sector in the United States,” the newspaper noted, adding however that the American airlines which benefited from the economic stimulus plan in March s ‘were committed not to cut jobs before September 30. However, it is noted, they could do so if Congress and the White House do not reach a compromise on new measures.
“The market also fears an oversupply, which would put strong pressure on prices. At the beginning of last week, the announcement of the gradual return of production and exports to Libya by the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) had cast a chill among investors ”, we also learn. Note that, last week, the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) indicated that crude production in the United States had risen a little the previous week, since the country extracted an average of 10.8 million barrels per day (mbd), although this level was still far from the peak production of 13.1 mbd reached in March.
“Among other events on Wednesday, market players continued to monitor the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists in Nagorny Karabakh, a strategic region for oil transportation. The death, at 91, of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, also caught the attention of investors, the Gulf country being a major producer of black gold ”, observes lefigaro. Fr.
Anne Browaeys, current Managing Director Global Marketing, Digital & Technologies is appointed CEO Europe-Africa – DR
Club Med announces today the appointment of Anne Browaeys, current Managing Director Global Marketing, Digital & Technologies, to head the Europe-Africa Markets Business Unit (EAF Marchés).
She succeeds Xavier Mufraggi who decided to devote himself to a new professional project in the United States where he lived for 13 years and directed the activities of Club Med.
He became Chairman and CEO of YPO (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization), a global organization, made up of more than 28,000 business leaders from 142 countries, whose objectives are to promote exchanges and improve management practices. .
Anne Browaeys will be responsible for “organizing the rebound of Club Med on all European markets” in the context of the crisis linked to covid-19. She is a member of the General Management Committee and reports to Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med.