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“Conversion therapies” finally a crime, a Frenchman convicted in Iran for espionage, BA.2 the sub-variant of omicron ready to flourish in France… News from this Tuesday

Find here the main news of this Tuesday. News“Conversion therapies”: finally a crime! A final unanimous vote of the 142 deputies present this Tuesday in the hemicycle ratified the bill which targets “conversion therapies”, these practices aimed at imposing heterosexuality on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people. The text carried by the presidential majority creates a new offense in the criminal code punishing "conversion therapy" with two years' imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros. The penalties may increase to three years' imprisonment and a fine of 45,000 euros in the event of aggravating circumstances.In Iran, a Frenchman sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage. Detained for a year and a half in Iran, Benjamin Brière was tried last Thursday before a revolutionary c...
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Omicron: the economy in the euro zone relieved within “a few weeks”

The impact of the Omicron variant should only last "a few weeks" before allowing the recovery in the euro zone to continue, while inflation should recede, said Tuesday a senior official of the European central bank. • Read also: COVID 19: the struggle of foreign workers and students facing a still closed Japan • Read also: United States: Omicron will weigh on growth, but will not derail it, says Janet Yellen "In the short term," the omicron variant "presents some risks (...), but I think it's increasingly clear that it's an impact of a few weeks," said Philip Lane, chief economist at the ECB, in an interview with the Lithuanian weekly Verslo žinios. There is “less concern about Omicron than we had in December,” he adds. Although cases of contamination have ...
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Pfizer-BioNTech launches clinical trial of vaccine against Omicron

(Washington) The Pfizer-BioNTech alliance has started recruiting for a clinical trial which aims to test, on adults aged 55 and under, the safety and immune response of their vaccine against COVID-19 which specifically targets the variant Omicron, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Posted at 6:49 a.m.The boss of the American laboratory Pfizer, Albert Bourla, said in early January that the pharmaceutical giant could be ready to request authorizations for the new vaccine, which targets this variant of COVID-19, as early as March.While current data indic...
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Omicron | A “plausible” end to the pandemic in Europe, says WHO

(Copenhagen) An exit from the COVID-19 pandemic could be looming in Europe, two years after the appearance of this disease on the old continent where Omicron could have infected 60% of the population by March, estimated Sunday the World Health Organization (WHO). Posted at 11:42 Updated at 2:04 p.m. Camille BAS-WOHLERT France Media Agency“It is plausible that the region is approaching an end to the pandemic,” said WHO Europe director Hans Kluge, urging caution due to the versatility of the virus....
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How Vaccine Misinformation Made Children Vulnerable to the Omicron Variant

COVID-19 has caused cascading deaths in American adults for two years, largely sparing children, but the lightning spread of the Omicron variant has led to records of infections and hospitalizations in children, misinformation around vaccines accentuating the risks incurred. • Read also: Modern intensive care management • Read also: COVID-19: daily record of infections in Russia for a second consecutive day • Read also: COVID-19: 59 new deaths and hospitalizations down in Quebec Fear that serums have been developed too quickly, rumors about the impact of injections on fertility... Wassim Ballan, doctor at Phoenix Children's Hospital, assures us that fighting misinformation is now part of his job. “Unfortunately, most of the time when we discuss these thin...