Report denounces France’s response to Covid-19 for seniors, according to which deaths are “well above the European average” – fr

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Report denounces France’s response to Covid-19 for seniors, according to which deaths are “well above the European average” – fr


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                Un rapport qui a interrogé des experts du gouvernement, des soins de santé et des secteurs scientifiques a critiqué la réponse Covid-19 inadéquate de la France pour les personnes vivant dans des maisons de retraite, notant que les personnes de plus de 85 ans étaient plus touchées en France qu'en Grande-Bretagne ou aux États-Unis.  Le rapport a également constaté que le taux de mortalité de la France était "bien supérieur à la moyenne européenne". 
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                                    <p>Cinq experts ont entendu environ 200 représentants du gouvernement français, du système de santé et de la communauté scientifique pour préparer le rapport, qui a été rendu public mardi.  Il a spécifiquement critiqué le gouvernement pour ne pas fournir suffisamment de soins aux personnes âgées vivant dans des maisons de retraite.

The authors of the report concluded that people over 85 were more heavily affected by Covid-19 in France than in the UK or the US.

But the report also acknowledges that the situation in France was not as bad as in countries like Spain and Poland.

France has the third highest death toll from a pandemic in Europe after the UK and Italy, and infections have continued to rage in recent weeks.

“With 1,332 deaths per million inhabitants, it is well above the European average (1,092 deaths per million)”, indicates the report about the death rate of Covid-19 in France. The authors attributed the high numbers mainly to the first wave of the pandemic, which was particularly strong in parts of eastern France.

The report recommended improving the medical facilities of nursing homes and better coordinating them with support from hospitals.

France is preparing for a gradual reopening from Wednesday. Groups of up to six people will be able to eat, as restaurant terraces can open at 50% of their capacity, as can museums. The cinemas will reopen at 35% of their capacity, with no less than 400 films awaiting screening alongside the fall releases which have been suspended. The curfew currently in effect will also be pushed back from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

(FRANCE 24 with AP and AFP)

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