Living through a pandemic
in the south of France
386 days in Carcassonne since
1st lockdown in March 2020
▫️ DAILY AND WEEKLY STATISTICS HERE .
▫️ One again the number of new cases could not be communicated due to a technical incident, according to Santé Publique France.
The same story as far as vaccinations are concerned although on this score there is “unofficial” data.
It would appear however that there are now 9.561.733 people vaccinated with the 1st dose and 3.227.796 with a 2nd dose. Let us not forget that the target is 10.000.000 by April 15th which should be reached fairly easily despite the fact that more and more people are refusing the AstraZeneca vaccine.
More countries are now restricting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people of a certain age. Belgium reserves that vaccine for those over 55, Italy and Spain for those over 60
I shall update the data page in the course of the day hoping that the data becomes available by lunchtime.
● INSEE – Latest statistics
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, mortality was exceptional in 2020 with almost 669,000 deaths from all causes, i.e. 56,000 more than in 2019 (+9%).
Such an increase in mortality has not been recorded in France for 70 years. In particular, this increase is much higher than that observed during the severe flu and heatwave episodes of previous years. France is in a median position among European countries.
● NOT SO GOOD NEWS
I have had news yesterday of 3 friends in the Bandol area who were tested positive a week ago. One of them was transferred to hospital yesterday. It brings this closer to home since we visited them briefly for lunch one month ago.
● MAIN SQUARE
One can now see what it will look like on place Carnot in Carcassonne. Obviously the roads around the square, on one side for the time being, are disappearing.
20 years ago
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of this cult film coming out on the screens. If you have not seen it yet, it is a must.
Brilliant sunshine today. Not a day to stay inside.
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