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The #Academy of #Medicine criticized the slow start of the vaccination campaign. #She asks to simplify the procedure to speed up the process.
#After political criticism, scientific criticism.
The start of the vaccination campaign continues to provoke tensions. “#It is no longer time to wait”: the #National #Academy of #Medicine regretted, #Thursday, #December 31, the “very slow” start of the vaccination campaign against #Covid-19, deeming the precautions taken “excessive”.
The #Academy notes a “progressive” implementation of the campaign which began #Sunday in nursing homes, due to the process of collecting consent, the search for possible contraindications in a fragile population and the patient’s maintenance. observation 15 minutes after injection.
“#This extreme caution is assumed by the health authorities who rule out the possibility of simplifying these procedures during the preliminary phase. #It is sanctioned by a very slow start of the program”, she adds in a press release, estimating “the first assessment ( 100 people vaccinated in 3 days) difficult to defend “compared to other #European countries.
“#Adopted to reassure a public opinion won by hesitation, these excessive precautions risk on the contrary giving rise to a growing incomprehension vis-à-vis a campaign whose kick-off seems to lack determination”, insists the #Academy.
The campaign must be “exemplary”
“#France deplores more than 64,000 deaths from #Covid-19, including nearly a third in the high-risk population who must be vaccinated over the next eight weeks. #Faced with this observation, the national immunization campaign must be exemplary in a country which has contributed so much to the elimination of infectious diseases through vaccination “.
The #Academy therefore recommends “to simplify and shorten as much as possible the vaccination procedures in nursing homes”.
#She also pleads for the first phase of vaccination to be deployed “as a priority” in the most affected departments and for “transparency” of the state of vaccine stocks so that “the implementation of the vaccine strategy does not appear. not dictated by vagaries of delivery “.
The slow start of the vaccine campaign, with less than 200 injections since #Sunday against thousands in #Germany or #Italy, arouses criticism and incomprehension in the political class and among some doctors, but the government assumes its strategy.
The government favors “pedagogy”, explained the #Minister of #Health #Olivier Véran #Tuesday on #France 2: “we collect the consent of people before they are vaccinated. I believe that it is a pledge of confidence”.
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