EXCLUSIVE – Covid: the new projections that frighten the government

EXCLUSIVE – Covid: the new projections that frighten the government

The Institut Pasteur has updated its projections and predicts that ordinary resuscitation beds will be 98% used by Covid patients on November 6. Even by opening new beds, the coronavirus would mobilize 80% of maximum capacity on November 13. How far will the wave go? Maybe higher than the security parapet. This Monday, the epidemic modellers from the Institut Pasteur and the Public Health France agency made new frightening projections of the entry into intensive…

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Covid: Global stock markets soar after Pfizer’s vaccine announcement

Covid: Global stock markets soar after Pfizer’s vaccine announcement

Driven by the announcement of a vaccine “90% effective” against Covid-19, the main world stock indexes have skyrocketed. Wall Street has reached new historic highs. In Europe, the CAC 40 gained 7.57% and the EuroStoxx 50 6.36%. Already well oriented following the dissipation of uncertainty related to the American elections, the world financial centers literally flew on Monday, after the announcements of Pfizer and BioNTech on a future vaccine. The prospect of a vaccine “90%…

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Covid: the need for at least partial re-containment is increasingly mentioned

Covid: the need for at least partial re-containment is increasingly mentioned

For some doctors, the curfew is not enough: the French would have to be confined to really break the epidemic. But the financial and human cost of a second confinement, even partial, would be considerable. The government does not rule out using it. Will the extension of the curfew to 46 million French people be enough, or will it be necessary to re-define? Saturday evening, two days just after the announcement of this tightening of…

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Covid: confinement dealt a severe blow to home employment

Covid: confinement dealt a severe blow to home employment

According to data from Acoss, the payroll paid by individual employers fell 14.1% in the second quarter, due to the lockdown. However, employees were able to benefit from the partial unemployment scheme put in place by their government, which greatly limited the damage. Confined at home, the French have logically made less use of home employment in the spring of 2020. According to a report from the Central Agency of Social Security organizations (Acoss) unveiled…

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Covid: economic activity threatened with relapse

Covid: economic activity threatened with relapse

The morale of business leaders fell again in October due to health restrictions, INSEE said Thursday. This is the first decline since the spring. The decline is especially noticeable in services, mainly affected by the entry into force of the curfew. While waiting to know if the curfew will curb the spread of Covid-19, its effects on activity are already being felt, with, as a result, a probable decline in GDP in the fourth quarter….

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EXCLUSIVE – Covid: more than half of intensive care beds could be occupied in France in nine days

EXCLUSIVE – Covid: more than half of intensive care beds could be occupied in France in nine days

The hospitalization projections for Covid which were carried out by the Institut Pasteur on the basis of data stopped on October 15 are alarming. But they do not take into account the positive effect of the recent curfew, nor the negative effect of a possible cold snap. The countdown has begun. Even if the Minister of Health Olivier Véran insists that the hospital will cope, it is immediately that we must act to slow the…

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Oliver Wild, a taste for risk

Oliver Wild, a taste for risk

Now president of Amrae, an emblematic association of risk managers, this Franco-English took part in the decisions announced Monday by Bercy on insurance during the Covid period. He is one of the voices behind the announcements, Monday, by Bruno Lemaire, of a freeze on insurance premiums for companies in sectors bruised by the Covid. Since July, Oliver Wild has been dividing his time between his office in Aubervilliers and behind the scenes at Bercy. Alongside…

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Paris Hospitals are mobilizing to maintain their activity outside Covid

Paris Hospitals are mobilizing to maintain their activity outside Covid

The intensive care units are filling up with more serious cases than during the summer. The director general of the AP-HP, Martin Hirsch, asks caregivers to give up their leave and calls on patients not to deprogram their surgeries on their own. It is not yet a disaster, but we are preparing to face it. The coronavirus has returned in force to the hospital in the Paris region for a few weeks. This Monday, while…

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Covid-19: one in 6 Americans could not pay their rent in June

Covid-19: one in 6 Americans could not pay their rent in June

Nearly one in six Americans couldn’t pay their rent in June due to the Covid-19 crisis, and nearly one in three is worried about the July deadline, Census Bureau data shows . Just over 16% of those surveyed said they could not pay their rent in June, and 30.6% say they have little or no confidence in their ability to pay the rent in July, according to a survey of 73 , 8 million people…

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