[En continu] Chile, a model of mass vaccination?

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There will be “no major easing at the end of February,” Alain Berset said on Wednesday. Federal Council ordered two new vaccines.

France started to strengthen controls at its borders.

our follow-up of the day on Wednesday

■ Chile begins to vaccinate on a massive scale

Some 140,000 people received an injection against Covid-19 during the first day of a mass vaccination program launched Wednesday in Chile, the government announced Wednesday evening.

More than 1,400 vaccination centers have been set up across the country, and more than one million doses of the vaccine from Chinese laboratory Sinovac have been distributed in these centers, out of a total of 4 million doses Chile received during the week. last.

During the first day, 140,412 people received an injection. The program started with people over the age of 90. It is due to continue Thursday with people between 87 and 89 years old and will continue daily according to decreasing age categories.

■ The Chain of Happiness reaches a peak

This is “the largest and longest fundraising for aid in Switzerland since 2005”, a year of bad weather, wrote the Chaîne du Bonheur in a press release this Thursday morning.

The organization has drained 43 million francs in donations collected as part of its “Coronavirus in Switzerland” fundraising campaign. It allocated “in a short time” 36.1 million francs to support people affected by the consequences of the health crisis.

The charity further specifies that “in addition to the collaboration with its two long-time partners Caritas Switzerland and the Swiss Red Cross, the Chaîne du Bonheur has set up an unprecedented cooperation with 200 organizations in order to make the help in Switzerland. Thanks to this mechanism, more than 1.7 million people have received support in the form of financial aid, services, food aid and advice. ”