Covid-19: how effective is Pfizer’s new bivalent vaccine?

It is a new weapon in the fight against Covid-19. Since the beginning of October, French people vulnerable to the virus can receive a new dose of vaccine, with a modified product, called “bivalent”, specifically targeting Omicron and its sub-variants. Both Pfizer and Moderna have developed one using messenger RNA technology. According to the first … Read more

new call for “vigilance” from the government

AFP, published on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 1:49 p.m. The government on Wednesday launched a new call for “vigilance” in the face of the “resurgence” of the Covid-19 epidemic, inviting those eligible to be vaccinated and to wear a mask in situations of potential contamination. “After months of calm, we are facing a resurgence. … Read more

Covid-19: vaccination can cause disruption of the menstrual cycle, confirms a study

This new study published at the end of September in the British Medical Journal confirmed the results obtained during previous work published in January. These had shown that vaccination had an influence on a possible lengthening of menstruation in women. However, the study had only been carried out with American women, because at that time … Read more

Monkey pox, an epidemic that remains quite mysterious

By Stephany Gardier Published on 08/12/2022 at 6:34 p.m., Update on 08/12/2022 at 6:34 p.m. Joao Luiz Bulcao/Hans Lucas DECRYPTION – Facilitated human transmission, unusual symptoms… The virus does not seem to behave quite like the one we know in Africa. Monkeypox epidemic is gaining momentum: three months after the first case was detected in … Read more

the table specifies the symptoms and the transmission

AFP, published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 08:19 How is monkeypox transmitted? Are there any symptoms specific to the current outbreak? After several months of the epidemic, we are beginning to learn more, with confirmation: the current contaminations are mainly linked to sexual intercourse. Three months after the start of the epidemic, nearly 28,000 … Read more

“We are not in a hurry for vaccination,” says Agnès Firmin Le Bodo

The Minister Delegate for the Health Professions spoke on Wednesday morning about this virus, which has 2,000 declared cases in the country. Invited on Wednesday morning on RMC, the Minister Delegate for the Health Professions, Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, reacted to criticism that the implementation of vaccination against monkeypox was too late: “I do not … Read more

In Ile-de-France, epicenter of monkeypox, vaccination begins to ramp up

AFP, published on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 6:24 p.m. In Ile-de-France, epicenter of the monkeypox epidemic, the vaccination campaign is starting to gain momentum, despite the lack of personnel, with the will displayed by the authorities not to forget the people furthest away of the care system. According to the latest report from Public … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: does the booster dose “considerably prolong the duration of the infection”?

First of all, note that the article in question is not a study strictly speaking, but a correspondence. In it, a team from Massachusetts General Hospital, an establishment attached to the prestigious Harvard Medical School in Boston, carried out PCRs for two weeks and cultured the samples from 66 patients with Covid-19. The data collected … Read more

Monkey pox: “We are facing a new pandemic”, warns Professor Caumes on LCI

However, the spread remains limited compared to that of Covid-19, a much more deadly disease – no death from monkeypox has so far been recorded in Europe, the disease generally recovering spontaneously. “Covid-19, a respiratory disease, is much more contagious than a disease that is transmitted through sexual contact or close intimate contact.explains Éric Caumes. … Read more