Today in France, the future vaccine against the Covid-19 arouses distrust. According to recent studies, a quarter of French people refuse to get vaccinated. In Guyana, the epidemic continues to progress, leaving the nursing staff breathless. Scientists continue their research and believe they have found the explanation for the loss of smell. Finally, the government is refining its stimulus budget, a perilous exercise.
Camille Lestienne, journalist at Figaro.
1. What happened today
The future Covid-19 vaccine causes reluctance. According to several surveys conducted since the end of March, almost a quarter of French people would refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if the vaccine was available. As the battle rages on between laboratories, distrust is mounting among the population, beyond the usual anti-vaccine circles and those who follow conspiracy theories. So “17% of those surveyed would refuse the vaccine because they consider that an emergency vaccine is too dangerous, 7% because they are opposed to vaccination in general, and finally 2% because they believe that it useless since the Covid-19 is not very dangerous“, Reveals the latest investigation from the Coconel project (Coronavirus & containment) funded by the National Research Agency. This is the case of Stéphane, opposed to a vaccine prepared according to him too quickly. “Where does he come from? Who is he testing? asks the engineer. The same people who said chloroquine was not good? Even if this vaccine comes in two or three months, for me we don’t have enough perspective. ” What do all these hesitant people have in common? Lack of confidence in health authorities.
The loss of smell explained. British scientists believe they have found the explanation for anosmia, the loss of smell seen in people infected with the virus. According to the researchers, the virus attacks cells in the immediate vicinity of the sense neurons causing an inflammatory reaction, causing edema in this area. This swelling can take place without the patient being aware of it or their nose being blocked. When the inflammation is severe, it could damage the olfactory neurons which must then regenerate. This would explain the persistence of anosmia in some patients. The origin of the loss of taste, however, has still not been explained. Another scientific revelation: a European study confirms that deaths in children due to Covid-19 are extremely rare. The disease remains essentially benign among them.
We hadn’t identified when the wave was going to arrive and we took it all at once. We had to find people, we are suffering.
Loïc Epelboin, infectiologist at the Andrée Rosemon Hospital Center in Cayenne
Carers suffering in Guyana. France has registered 26 new Covid-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the epidemic to 29,778. In Guyana, traffic remains “particularly active and worrying“Recalls the General Directorate of Health. Four months after the start of the epidemic, the nursing staff are running out of steam. “We have been on alert for weeks, we have been confined and deconfigured at the same time as the mainland and during this time the epidemic exploded among our neighbors and especially in Brazil, says a doctor from Cayenne. We hadn’t identified when the wave was going to arrive and we took it all at once. We had to find people, we are suffering.»Faced with the number of proven cases exploding, coupled with an epidemic of dengue fever, reinforcements from the health reserve arrived from mainland France. Like this senior health manager at the Strasbourg University Hospital and volunteer firefighter. “In Strasbourg, we were fortunate to have our European neighbors and national solidarity. So when Guyana asks for help, you have to lend a hand ”, he believes.
A crisis budget to save the economy. The Minister of Public Accounts, Gérald Darmanin, has concluded negotiations with his counterparts. “This budget qualified as “relaunch“, which will give priority to health, ecology, education and food, must be presented at the start of the school year, then debated in Parliament in the fall with a view to adoption at the end of the year“, Details Manon Malhère of the economy service. A perilous exercise when economic forecasts panic: a contraction in growth of 11% of GDP, an explosion in the public deficit to 11.4% and record debt. The French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi is no exception to the slump. The group announced this Friday the loss of 1,700 jobs in Europe, including a thousand in France, on a voluntary basis. As for food factories, mobilized to feed the French during confinement, they are struggling to catch their breath. The need to restock comes up against team fatigue. “We emerged from the health emergency, but not from the crisis“, Confides Richard Panquiault, director of Ilec which brings together 85 consumer groups.
2. Stroll, listen, cook …
Listen. Our music critic, Olivier Nuc, is enthusiastic about the latest album by Benjamin Biolay, Grand Prize, and details three reasons to rush to listen to it. Under the influence of the English pop of his adolescence, it was his most rock album, far from “neurasthénie»Of the current music that the singer deplores. His voice then. “Benjamin Biolay has transformed into an attractive and convincing vocalist“, Notes the journalist. Finally, written on the common thread of motor racing, it is his most personal record, including the song My road could become a “classic future».
See. On TV this evening or in replay, Léna Lutaud from the culture department, strongly advises to watch the documentary of France 3 devoted to Louis de Funès. A very successful and original film. “For once, there are no interviews with fellow travelers or film critics, does she. It’s Louis de Funès by… Louis de Funès. “A portrait that emerges through interviews unearthed in the archives of the INA, through extracts from his notebooks, his films shot in Super 8 and family photos loaned by his family.” Accompanied by the tender and mischievous voice of Isabelle Nanty, “the whole is intelligent, with finesse.»
To stroll. Our journalist Alyette Debray-Mauduy invites us to a stroll in the arboretum of the Grandes Bruyères, nestled in the heart of the forest of Orléans. The 14 hectares of the estate are home to 7000 trees and no less than 4000 species from around the world. We travel there in a succession of atypical gardens, French or English, of Asian or North American inspiration. “I never tire of the show, explains its founder Brigitte de la Rochefoucauld, 92 years old. It is fascinating to see how these trees from all over the world, from Canada as well as from Taiwan, have adapted so well to the Orleans forest.Without forgetting the heather which gave their name to the domain and which serve as a common thread for this enchanted walk.
A lobster is like a jewel: before cooking it, we observe it, weigh it, then we probe it, we sprinkle it, it is tailor-made each time.
Christopher Coutanceau, starred chef in La Rochelle
To cook. Our series “La France à la carte” continues its exploration of the region and stops today in Charente-Maritime with chef Christopher Coutanceau. He gives us his lobster stew recipe, but beware, “lobster is a fantastic product, which can be prepared in a thousand ways». «The important thing is cooking, underlines the triple starred chef. I do not like to give too much time, because a lobster is like a jewel: before cooking it, we observe it, we weigh it, then we probe it, we water it, it is tailor-made to every time. For me, the ideal “size” is lobsters from 600 to 700 g. Beyond that, we will come across crustaceans 30 years old or more, with a less fine flavor. For comparison, the difference is the same as between a suckling lamb and a sheep.»
3. Photo of the day
See also – Orly: relive the takeoff of the first aircraft after almost three months of closure
4. Deconfinement, phase 3
The government has announced a new round of deconfinement easing that took effect on Monday, June 22. Here is what is allowed again:
- French people can return to the cinema, the casino, the game rooms and go to holiday centers.
- Team sports are again allowed. Combat sports remain prohibited, except at a high level.
What remains prohibited and what will still have to wait:
- The stadiums and racetracks will reopen on July 11, with a maximum number of 5,000 spectators.
- River cruises will wait for the same date. Sea cruises could also resume between European ports.
- International fairs, exhibitions, shows, nightclubs and cruises will remain closed until September.
- Gatherings of more than 10 people in public space are always prohibited.
- The activities gathering more than 1500 people must be declared in prefecture.
- Events of more than 5000 people are prohibited at least until August 31.
5. The reflexes to adopt
A few simple gestures help limit the spread of the virus. Here they are :
- Wash your hands every hour.
- Cough or sneeze into the crease of his elbow.
- Use disposable tissues.
- Avoid kissing or shaking hands.
- Wear a mask in public spaces.
- Limit your movements as much as possible.
Covid-19 is transmitted by saliva, through close contact with an infected person, especially when they cough or sneeze. The virus also remains viable for several hours on different surfaces.
The disease manifests with several symptoms. In 9 out of 10 cases, this results in a fever below 39 ° C. According to the World Health Organization, this fever is most often accompanied by a state of fatigue, signsshortness of breath and a dry cough.
6. What to do in case of symptoms?
The most important is now to get tested. According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, you should, if you have symptoms, stay at home and contact your doctor who will order a test. While waiting for the result, you must isolate yourself, wear a mask and list the people you may have contaminated.
If the test is positive, the Primary Health Insurance Fund will contact those likely to be infected. You must then stay isolated at least 8 days, taking care not to contaminate your loved ones. Watch your health. If you have a fever, take duparacetamol. Possibly plan a follow-up teleconsultation with your doctor.
And you feel a difficulty breathing, call 15.
And the test is negative, contact your doctor and follow his instructions.
Have a nice week end.