Living through a pandemic
in the south of France
513 days in Carcassonne since
1st lockdown in March 2020
DAILY STATISTICS HERE
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✏️ Vaccination, despite the reported Anti-Vax demonstration, is still going strong and on target. As of August 13th, 46.109.683 persons had a first injection which translates to 68,4% of the population. 38.800.712 had a second shot which represents 57,5% of the population.
68,2% of adults are completely vaccinated
✏️ Incidence rate in the region is still very high
✏️ It should be less hot from Monday
After several days of hot weather since Thursday, it will be again the case this Sunday, August 15th, to welcome the holiday makers. Especially in Ardèche, Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Var and Alpes-Maritimes, still under orange vigilance. Where temperatures will fluctuate between 35 and 38 degrees, with peaks of 40 or even higher.
The Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales are still under yellow heatwave alert.
The last straight line before temperatures are still high but more bearable from Monday, according to the forecast of Meteo France.
✏️ Found a new simple gadget to keep my bottles rested
To fight the heat, the firemen in Marseille have decided to help. I hope they are using the recommended dosage (1:5).
Turbine wilting due to the lack of rain
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▫️ FOOD & DRINKS
After a first part of the summer where temperatures were seasonal or even lower, the thermometer is now soaring, with temperatures reaching over 40° in places in the south. The most important thing to do is stay hydrated. Because when it’s very hot, you need to drink more, to compensate for the water you lose through sweating. However, you should not drink too much either.
The right solution? Drink a little more water than usual and compensate by eating foods that contain a lot of water. Here is the list of the most hydrating foods:
- Cucumber (97% water)
- Lettuce (95.8% water)
- Tomato (94.6% water)
- Courgette (94.1% water)
- Strawberry (91.6% water)
- Melon (91.1% water)
- Watermelon (91.1% water)
- Grapefruit (89.8% water)
- Lemon (89.2% water)
- Dairy products (about 80% water)
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