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While the mask will no longer be compulsory in transport from Monday May 16, the epidemic seems to be losing ground in France. But as in South Africa or Portugal, sub-variants appear.

In the case of contaminations starting to rise again in France, 69 million doses of vaccine are currently stored and kept cool. Enough to vaccinate all French people in two months. But these stocks also include 900,000 doses soon to expire.We ordered too many vaccines”, confides Pauline londonco-founder of the Observatory of Transparency in Medicines Policies.

In addition, France expects 148 million doses by next year, including Pfizer, Modern but also other vaccines not yet authorized on the market such as Sanofi and Valneva. The formulas of these vaccines have not changed. Against the new variants, their effectiveness “goes decrease but it remains completely correct”, comments Dr Imad Kansauinfectious disease specialist.

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