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Foot – Covid – The clubs would have lost 7 billion euros because of the Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic would have cost European football 7 billion euros over the two years, UEFA said in a report published Thursday, where it notes a sharp decline in the transfer market for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.According to UEFA, European clubs faced a shortfall of 4 billion euros in 2020, and 3 billion euros in the following season, thus interrupting a growth of twenty years in a row. That is a total of 7 billion.The main causes for this significant loss are the drop in ticketing revenue due to empty stadiums (with €4.4 billion in lost revenue), reduced commercial and sponsorship activities (a projection of €1.7 billion in drop) and TV rights also slightly impacted with just under a billion.A positive recovery observed in recent monthsThese results are in line with the forecast...
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Last chance for Quebec’s oral vaccine against COVID-19

The Biotechnologie Ulysse laboratory in Trois-Rivières will test in the coming weeks, for the third and last time, its oral vaccine funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. • Read also: Load shedding prevents him from receiving his second dose • Read also: Against the vaccination of her children: an antivax mother dismissed in court • Read also: Pfizer and BioNTech begin clinical trial of vaccine against Omicron After two years of pandemic and the different variants, the Biotechnologie Ulysse laboratory in Trois-Rivières is staying the course. It continues the development of its oral vaccine against COVID-19. The challenge: to develop without the speed and means of the pharmaceutical giants. The young shoot specializi...
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Suffering from COVID-19 | Elton John cancels two concerts in the United States

Désolé, votre navigateur ne supporte pas les videos (New York) L’icône de la pop Elton John a annoncé mardi sur son compte Instagram avoir été testé positif à la COVID-19 et annuler deux concerts prévus à Dallas, dans le sud des États-Unis, dans le cadre de sa tournée mondiale d’adieu. Publié à 13h07 Mis à jour à 13h25« J’ai contracté la COVID-19 et je dois donc reprogrammer mes concerts à Dallas », prévus mardi et mercredi, a écrit le chanteur âgé de 74 ans...
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Assessment of COVID-19 in Quebec | 85 deaths, 21 fewer hospitalizations

At a time when Prime Minister François Legault is to announce new reductions in health rules, Quebec on Tuesday lists 85 additional deaths linked to the virus and a further drop in hospitalizations in its health network. Posted at 11:01 a.m. Updated at 11:18 a.m. Henri Ouellette-Vezina The PressThese 85 additional deaths bring the daily average to 69. The one-week trend thus remains up by around 14%, but still marks a sharp slowdown in their growth for a few days already....
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COVID-19 | When Ontario Acts and Quebec Waits

Of the 432 million paid by the federal government to ensure a “safe return to class”, Quebec would have used only a tiny part of it to improve ventilation in schools, our colleague Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot recently taught us. Posted at 5:00 a.m.Ontario, for its part, deployed funds from Ottawa in the fall of 2020 to install 70,000 air purifiers in its classrooms.Which province made the best decision? The future may tell us. But this case is not unique and it is part of a trend.Since the start of the pandemic, Ontario has been rapidly adopting new t...
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COVID-19: significant increase in hospitalizations in Eastern Quebec

The epidemiological situation continues to deteriorate in Eastern Quebec. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, the integrated health and social services center (CISSS) has increased the number of beds available for patients affected by COVID-19, after the region broke its hospitalization record: 33 patients were bedridden on Monday. Two end up in intensive care. 48 beds are therefore available. 20 are found in Rimouski, 20 in Rivière-du-Loup, and the rest are separated between peripheral hospitals, including La Pocatière, Amqui and Matane in particular. The CISSS affirms that the situation is currently under control. 65% of COVID beds are currently occupied. A position also shared by the president of the union of nursing and cardiorespiratory care professionals of Bas-S...
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COVID-19 is melting the life expectancy of Canadians

The life expectancy of Canadians has dropped by half a year in 2020 due to the thousands of deaths attributed to COVID-19, but also because of the opioid crisis which is wreaking more havoc than ever in the West Canadian. According to a Statistics Canada study released on Monday, the life expectancy of Canadians has plummeted from 82.3 years in 2019 to 81.7 years in 2020, down 0.6 years, or almost seven months. . “This is the largest annual decline in Canada since 1921, when the vital statistics system was introduced. This decrease was more marked in men (0.7 years) than in women (0.4 years),” said Statistics Canada. Quebecers, for their part, now have a life expectancy of 82.3 years, also down 0.6 points in 2020. Men have a life expectancy of 80.6 years (-0.5 ...
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COVID-19: Yes, school staff can get tested

Teachers and educators, who were swimming in confusion last week, do have access to COVID-19 screening centers, the Ministry of Health having finally changed its instructions on Monday. • Read also: Students in isolation for a cough or sore throat • Read also: More windows open: students freeze in schools in the middle of winter “From now on, the instruction will be as follows: school staff and those of the various childcare establishments are among the priority clienteles, if they are symptomatic”, indicates the Ministry of Health by email. Since January 15, teachers, educators and other school staff have been among those with access to PCR tests in screening centers, unlike the general population. However, the Journal published on Saturday the testim...
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Assessment of COVID-19 in Quebec | 52 deaths, increase of 16 hospitalizations

After several successive declines in recent days, Quebec recorded a slight increase in hospitalizations in its health network on Monday. However, the trend remains downward in hospitals. Deaths linked to COVID-19 continue to accumulate despite a noticeable slowdown. Posted at 11:02 Updated at 11:29 a.m. Henri Ouellette-Vezina The Press Pierre-Andre Normandin The PressThe 52 additional death...
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COVID-19: “I should have been vaccinated”, testifies a former anti-vax

A Quebecer who contracted COVID-19 and whose pregnant wife was hospitalized at Saint-Eustache hospital because of the virus, is trying to convince as many people as possible to get vaccinated. • Read also: About 1 million Canadian travelers in December • Read also: “B” grade care, really? “At the start of this pandemic, I was anti-vax,” he explained straight away in a TikTok video posted five days ago. The Quebecer says his wife became pregnant during the pandemic, but they still decided that she would not be vaccinated. "The inevitable happened. We both caught the COVID together, pretty solid thank you”, he confided on the social network. "I couldn't believe my eyes (...) We were really messed up." His wife unfortunately e...