France Covid: Country will give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s in U-turn for Macron

France will start giving Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s in an humiliating U-turn for President Macron after he personally cast doubt on its effectiveness. Olivier Veran, the French health minister, said yesterday that the jab will soon be made available to people age between 50 and 75 with underlying health issues that make them vulnerable … Read more

France Covid: Country will give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s in U-turn for Macron

France will start giving Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccine to over-65s in an humiliating U-turn for President Macron after he personally cast doubt on its effectiveness. Olivier Veran, the French health minister, said today that the jab will soon be made available to people over the age of 50 with underlying health issues that make them vulnerable … Read more

Germany and France ‘WILL give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s’ in major U-turn

Germany and France look set to approve the AstraZeneca Covid jab for the over 65s in a major U-turn aimed at speeding up their stuttering vaccine drives. In an ignominious climb-down, health chiefs in both countries have now suggested they could update their policies for the Oxford University researched jab – after initially refusing to … Read more

Germany and France ‘WILL give AstraZeneca jab to over-65s’ in major U-turn

Germany and France look set to approve the AstraZeneca Covid jab for the over 65s in a major U-turn aimed at speeding up their stuttering vaccine drives. In an ignominious climb-down, health chiefs in both countries have now suggested they could update their policies for the Oxford University researched jab – after initially refusing to … Read more

Emmanuel Macron says he WOULD take Oxford vaccine

Emmanuel Macron said last night he would take the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine despite previously rubbishing the jab – although he will likely have to wait until the summer under a faltering roll-out which has left France vulnerable to a third wave.  Macron, 43, said that ‘in view of the latest scientific studies, the efficacy of the … Read more

Emmanuel Macron says he WOULD take Oxford vaccine

Emmanuel Macron said last night he would take the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine despite previously rubbishing the jab – although he will likely have to wait until the summer under a faltering roll-out which has left France vulnerable to a third wave.  Macron, 43, said that ‘in view of the latest scientific studies, the efficacy of the … Read more

French vaccination drive ‘too slow to prevent third wave’

The pace of France’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is too slow to prevent new lockdown measures being needed to halt a third wave of hospitalisations, top scientists say.   Experts at the prestigious Institut Pasteur say the current pace of around 100,000 jabs a day is ‘insufficient’ to rein in the effects of the highly contagious UK … Read more

French vaccination drive ‘too slow to prevent third wave’

The pace of France’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is too slow to prevent new lockdown measures being needed to halt a third wave of hospitalisations, top scientists say.   Experts at the prestigious Institut Pasteur say the current pace of around 100,000 jabs a day is ‘insufficient’ to rein in the effects of the highly contagious UK … Read more

President Macron, 43, is happy he’s getting fatter because it makes him look ‘more mature’ 

President Macron, 43, is happy he’s getting fatter because it makes him look ‘more mature’ French President Emmanuel Macron’s weight gain is ‘positive’ his aides say  It comes as the French leader recovers from contracting Covid in December ‘It’s the first proof that the President has recovered well from Covid,’ an aide said They added … Read more

French parliament APPROVES law to fight ‘Islamist separatism’

France’s parliament has approved a law aimed at fighting ‘Islamist separatism’ by banned hate preachers and giving police the power to close religious schools.  France’s lower house voted on Tuesday in favour of the law billed by the government as a riposte to religious groups attempting to undermine the secular state. The draft legislation, which … Read more