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dogs to sniff out sick people? – Insurance for dogs


Some dogs can spot cancer or Parkinson’s disease, so why not Covid-19 coronavirus. In Corsica, in Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud) an experiment is in any case in progress. « Today is not an ordinary day, because we are not used to going out of the barracks to get a virus« explains a Ajaccio firefighter dog handler. His four-legged friend is generally used to search for people after a building collapse.

« It has not been proven that dogs can smell Covid, what remains to be proven is that the Covid molecule has a special odor. » So, we must first get dogs used to this potential smell, by sniffing the sweat of people infected with the new coronavirus. This experiment should still last several weeks, but the first attempts seem to be bearing fruit.

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new dangerous epidemics if we don’t stop destroying nature – Insurance for Pets


If nature’s destruction is not stopped, new pandemics will emerge that are even more dangerous than the current corona epidemic. This is what the professors Josef Settele, Sandra Díaz and Eduardo Brondizio expect, all of whom are leading experts in the field of biodiversity. The Guardian reports:

« There is only one type of responsibility for the Covid-19 pandemic: we are, » said the experts. “Recent pandemics are a direct result of human activity, especially our global financial and economic systems that prioritize economic growth over everything else. « 

Deforestation, wildlife trafficking, intensive livestock farming, road construction and mining have created a « perfect storm, » greatly increasing the chances of a virus hopping between species, the experts write in a new publication. Moreover, due to increased air traffic and urbanization, a virus can spread among people at lightning speed.

The experts expect the number of pandemics to increase further in the future. For that reason, they advise governments to do much more to protect the environment. This is the only way to turn the tide. « Human health is closely linked to the health of wildlife, farm animals and the environment. »

The experts recommend helping countries where the risk of a virus spreading to humans is greatest. These include countries in Asia where wild animals are widely traded in markets, and African countries where a lot of wild meat is eaten.

Such programs can cost tens of billions a year, but experts point out that this is a pittance compared to the cost of a pandemic. In the Netherlands alone, the 2019 financing surplus of 14 billion euros this year turns into a budget deficit of 92 billion.

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the man arrested with muzzle blows indicted and imprisoned – Insurance for dogs


The video of his muscular arrest in Toulouse with muzzle shots went around social networks. A man has been charged and placed in pre-trial detention for violence against persons holding public authority, the prosecution said on Thursday.

Arrested during the night of April 24 to 25, he was prosecuted for « violence with a weapon, death threats, violence against persons in charge of public authority, rebellion, carrying and possession of a Category C weapon, administration of harmful substances » , said the Toulouse prosecution.

This muscular arrest had aroused the indignation of human rights defenders while the police unions invoked the dangerousness of an individual presented as a psychiatric patient.

Difficult questioning

« After an altercation with a neighbor, he was found on the public highway with a rifle. Entrenched at his home, after negotiations for several hours, he was transported to the hospital from which he fled by threatening a police officer. security « , according to the prosecution.

« Spotted on a street by the police, his arrest was particularly difficult because of his opposition and his impressive size. The conditions of this arrest are under investigation, « concluded the prosecution.

« My client has no psychiatric liabilities as we have said. The facts reported by the police are very dependent, » said David Lanes, adding that he had appealed the detention ordered Wednesday .

In the footage filmed during the night of Friday to Saturday in the Purpan area, where there is a teaching hospital, we can see a policeman hitting a man in the face with his muzzle while other officers try to control him on the ground.

Escape from a psychiatric ward

According to the lawyer, the facts took place in two stages. In the evening of Friday to Saturday, the man threatened with « an old unloaded rifle » one of his neighbors who came to his house asking for rolling papers.

« Called by the neighbor, the gendarmes then went to his home, where they found a hatchet and an old rifle. As he had absorbed a large quantity of tranquilizer, they called the firefighters who took him to the emergency room. Purpan Hospital, « said the lawyer.

The 50-year-old then decided to leave the emergency room against the doctor’s advice and left as the hospital security service attempted to intervene. Then spotted by a police patrol that dropped a dog on him, he was bitten and had his hand in blood, according to his advice.

« When he was bleeding, he told them that he was sick, that he had hepatitis. He wanted to warn the police and they knew it was a threat, » said Mr. Lanes. « You can’t arrest someone that way. He had no weapons on him, he was searched before being taken care of by the firefighters, » he said.

As of Sunday, the union SGP Police union, had justified the methods of arrest evoking an individual of « 1m90 for 130 kilos (…) who had escaped from a psychiatric ward, designated as psychologically unstable and potentially in possession of a grenade and a handgun « .

The LDH of Toulouse for its part denounced the « violence » of the arrest calling the images shocking.

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VIDEO. Corsica tests dogs’ sense of smell to detect Covid-19 – Insurance for dogs


In the medical world, the work of specialized dogs, thanks to their sense of smell, is no longer to be demonstrated. However, when he presented this experimental project, he was able to surprise more than one.

Colonel Bruno Maestracci, director of Sis 2A, in contact with Dominique Grandjean, Colonel veterinarian at the Paris Fire Brigade who coordinates this project, ensures that he has obtained the support of all. « The objective of this experimental project is to help detect people with the Covid-19 virus using the smell of specialized dogs, whether or not they are symptomatic. Six dogs from the Sis 2A dog team will be specially trained for this for the next two to three weeks ”, explains Colonel Maestracci. A dog and his master, of the cynophile team of the national gendarmerie also integrate this project, confirmed, yesterday evening, the general Tony Mouchet, commander of the region of Gendarmerie of Corsica.

The operational phase starts today

“Every person emits an odor when faced with something that disturbs the human body. It is therefore very likely that dogs can detect and isolate the odor attributed to the Covid-19 virus. Specialized dogs can detect Parkinson’s disease up to five years before symptoms appear. « , illustrates the doctor of Sis 2A, Doctor Éric Bernes-Luciani.

« For several days we have been talking with the regional health agency, the prefect, the hospital director but also the department heads to refine the method », explains the director of Sis.

« After obtaining the consent of hospitalized people, we will place a compress under the armpits of patients for thirty minutes, details Doctor Bernard Lecomte, medical crisis director at Aiacciu hospital. Dog teams will collect the samples. For the negative samples necessary for the training of animals, the samples will undoubtedly be taken from the caregivers ”.

Only pitfall, which nevertheless represents good news, « There are fewer and fewer new positive cases at Ajaccio hospital, not one for the past seven days », specifies Doctor Lecomte. Samples will also be taken from Eugénie hospital.

The dogs, mainly Malinois, in the midst of which a curriculum has crept, begin their training today.

« The principle is based on the game, says the veterinary doctor commanding Sis 2A, Aymeric Bernard. When the dog marks, that is to say, stops, on a compress from a patient who is positive for Covid, he will have a reward such as playing with his favorite toy. « 

« We will have to channel the dogs »

Yesterday, the president of Sis 2A, Pierre Poli, wanted to meet the teams. To reveal part of their method, dog handlers then start some demonstration exercises. In the middle of a site dedicated to this training, located in Aiacciu, specialized, lively, affectionate and playful dogs are ready for training.

« They are used to looking for people in an open space, underlines Brice Leva, head of unit of Sis 2A.
We will have to channel them, condition them to work in this space. We will ask the dogs to smell each pot that we have installed in a room and in which there will be the compresses. « 

The premises have been fitted out and secured to allow the implementation of this project. In the redevelopment, a one-way window is planned but a confinement period requires, the Sis 2A services are always looking for this material.

“This training should last two to three weeks.
It is not certain that of the seven dogs participating in this project, all were operational by that date ”, nuance the veterinarian.

In order to reinforce the relevance of this method, each person considered positive will be subjected to the smell of a second dog.

Smell 1,000 times that of humans

« It is estimated that they can test 250 people in one hour. It is a method which could prove to be very effective in airports or ports, in addition to current tests ”, insists Aymeric Bernard. The laboratory of the University of Corsica is also associated with the project.

But the work has already started. Yesterday, during a training session, Nash, a Malinois, lent himself to the game by plunging his mouth in the famous pots, which will welcome medical compresses today, in order to find his toy. Once found, he sat down and kindly waited for his reward. Nash’s sense of smell is « 1,000 times that of humans », believes Aymeric Bernard.



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What if our four-legged friends could play a key role in finding Covid-19?

In Corsica, the project was presented and submitted to the authorities for validation 15 days ago. It is part of an international initiative, led by Professor Dominique Grandjean of the National Veterinary School of Alfort. « _The dog is already used to detect and spot certain diseases on humans, colon, breast, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease or malaria_, explains Aymeric Benard, veterinarian and commander of the Corse-du-Sud fire department. These diseases have one thing in common, they are not viral unlike Covid-19. But in recent years, especially in Alabama, dogs have been used to spot a viral disease in cattle herds. VOCs, volatile organic compounds, are produced in the context of these diseases, whether viral or not, and it is believed that this is also the case for Covid. « 

First test this Thursday

There is of course no certainty at the moment but scientists believe the odds are good. If the tests were successful with dogs, then they should be validated with laboratory analysis. These analyzes will be carried out in Corsica, by the faculty of Corte which is associated with the project.

SIS 2A is the first to start the testing phase. To date only one other SIS has validated its participation in the project in France, it is SIS 77, which should start soon. At the international level, Lebanon and the Faculty of Beirut are also participating in the international study and other countries have already expressed interest and could join the project.

In Ajaccio, the trial could start this Thursday, as soon as samples will be taken from Covid-19 positive patients at the Mercy Hospital.

 » The goal is to teach dogs the smell of positives, in parallel there will be samples from negative cases in order to teach dogs to differentiate them. “, Specifies Aymeric Benard.

Learning through play

 » The principle of learning is always based on play, when the dog will « mark » the positive compresses, he will be rewarded by the game, with his favorite toy, which allows us to have a positive attitude towards the behavior of the dog and what allows us to move forward with him, says Brice Leva, head of unit at SIS 2A. « 

The cynotechnical group of firefighters in Corse-du-Sud is already made up of dogs which are usually used to search for lost people in particular.

 » Here we will ask the dog to target its search, not on a geographic space but on a presentation pot inside which will be the sample, so _we have to teach our dogs to sniff in these pots and then manage to make the dog « mark » the compresses that are positive_. « 

A smell a thousand times more powerful than that of humans

The third phase of the project will be the statistical validation of the results. Are dogs able to mark compresses systematically? During this phase, the handler, that is to say the handler, will not know the location of the positive pads, in order to leave the total initiative to the animal.

Additional samples will also be taken and sent to the University of Corte to perform laboratory analysis, including gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, to try to characterize compounds that would be specific to people who test positive for Covid-19.

 » The problem is that the dog’s smell is so powerful, a thousand times that of humans, that it may mark on compounds that will not be detectable in the laboratory., adds Aymeric Benard « .

If there is a possible marking of the disease, I am hopeful

For firefighters, the stakes are high even if they know that everything remains to be done.

It is in this room, and in these kinds of funnels, that the compresses impregnated with the sweat of the sick will be placed. The dogs will come and slide their nose on it to identify the virus. © Radio France
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 » If we get there the idea is to offer a complementary solution not a replacement, notes Colonel Bruno Maestracci, fire chief of Corse-du-Sud. _Training and testing time should last from fifteen days to three weeks_. Today we are going to hire 7 dogs in training, knowing that as in any training there may be failures, it will depend on the dog and the ability to learn things. But if there is a possible marking of the disease, I am hopeful « 

Channel dogs

Samples will be taken by Ajaccio hospital and in its Eugenie annex, with the consent of the patients. They will consist in impregnating a little sweat on a compress placed under the armpits of the patients. The compresses will then be slipped into a glass jar topped with a sort of small funnel in which the dog comes to slide his truffle.

Nash, 3, Brice Leva’s dog, is part of the experiment, he has been training it for several days.  » These are dogs that were recovered at the age of six months and then two years of training. We really need to channel the dogs, you see that when he marks, for the moment there is his toy and he tries to put his paw to recover it. We have to teach him to score without trying to catch what’s inside. « 

Brice Leva, head of unit at SIS 2A, congratulates Ombra, his cursinu dog, who has just « marked » in the right place © Radio France
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From a technical point of view the dog is able to analyze 250 samples in one hour, and there will always be a double reading, that is to say that a second dog will pass systematically on each sample.

There is no risk for dogs. Samples will be kept 24 hours before being presented to dogs to reduce viral load. Thus the risk of contamination will be minimal, especially since we know that the dog does not develop the disease. Even if he can contract it, he has no symptoms and eliminates it very quickly.

The SIS 2B and the Corsican gendarmerie could also join this project, which was also made possible thanks to the support of the ARS and the Corsican prefecture.

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Orphan animal: Moving sometimes brings a lot of trouble, Sylvester … – Insurance for Pets


Moving is high on the top of stress factors. Just like divorces and deaths. Sylvester can talk about it. He even ended up homeless.

People are quite precise about where and with whom they want to live. Pets have no say. Sylvester simply moved with it. To an address with a gruff hangover as sole ruler for seventeen years. He himself, only ten this summer, had to address that gentleman with « highness ». A big step too far. Nothing mutual respect. The two agreed on only one thing; living with peers is very bad. Almost as bad as dogs.

In short, it became extremely uncomfortable in the new home. Constant threat, underhanded tricks and intimidation. Growling and hissing. Clatter of arms at food bowls and toilet. Everyone became very nervous. And Sylvester, originally a proud redhead, lost his shine and some weight. From the stress, thought the owner.

That was certainly true, but the doctor also discovered a thyroid problem. In the shelter, because that’s how it ended. One of them had to give way. The old despot won. Based on seniority and territory and stuff. That hurt.

He gets pills for more fat and shine on the bones. Packed in goodies, he quickly takes them away. His living comfort is moderate; again with cats. But neutral ground, this time. So no snarls and rest at the head. He likes the volunteers. Because Sylvester likes people. If it suits him, is best for a hug or a cup. You can get acquainted via 0224 – 551818.

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Dogs to detect Covid-19 – Insurance for dogs


What if our four-legged friends could play a key role in finding Covid-19?

In Corsica, the project was presented and submitted to the authorities for validation 15 days ago. It is part of an international initiative, led by Professor Dominique Grandjean of the National Veterinary School of Alfort. « _The dog is already used to detect and spot certain diseases on humans, colon, breast, lung cancer, Parkinson’s disease or malaria_, explains Aymeric Benard, veterinarian and commander of the Corse-du-Sud fire department. These diseases have one thing in common, they are not viral unlike Covid-19. But in recent years, especially in Alabama, dogs have been used to spot a viral disease in cattle herds. VOCs, volatile organic compounds, are produced in the context of these diseases, whether viral or not, and it is believed that this is also the case for Covid. « 

First test this Thursday

There is of course no certainty at the moment but scientists believe the odds are good. If the tests were successful with dogs, then they should be validated with laboratory analysis. These analyzes will be carried out in Corsica, by the faculty of Corte which is associated with the project.

SIS 2A is the first to start the testing phase. To date only one other SIS has validated its participation in the project in France, it is SIS 77, which should start soon. At the international level, Lebanon and the Faculty of Beirut are also participating in the international study and other countries have already expressed interest and could join the project.

In Ajaccio, the trial could start this Thursday, as soon as samples will be taken from Covid-19 positive patients at the Mercy Hospital.

 » The goal is to teach dogs the smell of positives, in parallel there will be samples from negative cases in order to teach dogs to differentiate them. “, Specifies Aymeric Benard.

Learning through play

 » The principle of learning is always based on play, when the dog will « mark » the positive compresses, he will be rewarded by the game, with his favorite toy, which allows us to have a positive attitude towards the behavior of the dog and what allows us to move forward with him, says Brice Leva, head of unit at SIS 2A. « 

The cynotechnical group of firefighters in Corse-du-Sud is already made up of dogs which are usually used to search for lost people in particular.

 » Here we will ask the dog to target its search, not on a geographic space but on a presentation pot inside which will be the sample, so _we have to teach our dogs to sniff in these pots and then manage to make the dog « mark » the compresses that are positive_. « 

A smell a thousand times more powerful than that of humans

The third phase of the project will be the statistical validation of the results. Are dogs able to mark compresses systematically? During this phase, the handler, that is to say the handler, will not know the location of the positive pads, in order to leave the total initiative to the animal.

Additional samples will also be taken and sent to the University of Corte to perform laboratory analysis, including gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, to try to characterize compounds that would be specific to people who test positive for Covid-19.

 » The problem is that the dog’s smell is so powerful, a thousand times that of humans, that it may mark on compounds that will not be detectable in the laboratory., adds Aymeric Benard « .

If there is a possible marking of the disease, I am hopeful

For firefighters, the stakes are high even if they know that everything remains to be done.

 » If we get there the idea is to offer a complementary solution not a replacement, notes Colonel Bruno Maestracci, fire chief of Corse-du-Sud. _Training and testing time should last from fifteen days to three weeks_. Today we are going to hire 6 dogs in training, knowing that as in any training there may be failures, it will depend on the dog and the ability to learn things. But if there is a possible marking of the disease, I am hopeful « 

Channel dogs

Samples will be taken by Ajaccio hospital and in its Eugenie annex, with the consent of the patients. They will consist in impregnating a little sweat on a compress placed under the armpits of the patients. The compresses will then be slipped into a glass jar topped with a sort of small funnel in which the dog comes to slide his truffle.

Nash, 3, Brice Leva’s dog, is part of the experiment, he has been training it for several days.  » These are dogs that were recovered at the age of six months and then two years of training. We really need to channel the dogs, you see that when he marks, for the moment there is his toy and he tries to put his paw to recover it. We have to teach him to score without trying to catch what’s inside. « 

Brice Leva, head of unit at SIS 2A, congratulates Ombra, his cursinu dog, who has just « marked » in the right place © Radio France
Marion galland

From a technical point of view the dog is able to analyze 250 samples in one hour, and there will always be a double reading, that is to say that a second dog will pass systematically on each sample.

There is no risk for dogs. Samples will be kept 24 hours before being presented to dogs to reduce viral load. Thus the risk of contamination will be minimal, especially since we know that the dog does not develop the disease. Even if he can contract it, he has no symptoms and eliminates it very quickly.

The SIS 2B and the Corsican gendarmerie could also join this project, which was also made possible thanks to the support of the ARS and the Corsican prefecture.

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Kater Mir is not allowed to leave his home in Japan – RT German – Insurance for Pets


Vladimir Putin’s gift must be in quarantine: tomcat Mir is not allowed to leave his home in Japan (icon image)

After pet animals tested positive for the corona virus in some countries, a Japanese governor decided to protect his cat named Mir from being infected with the pathogen. The head of the room had been given to him by Russia’s head of state.

In the summer of 2012, the governor of the Japanese prefecture of Akita, Norihisa Satake, gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a puppy from the Akita dog breed. It was a gesture of gratitude for the help Russia had given Japan after the devastating March 2011 earthquake.

The Kremlin returned the favor with a Siberian kitten, which was given the name Mir (in German « peace »). Immediately after arriving in Japan, the cat had to undergo its very first quarantine at Tokyo Narita Airport. He received regular visits from the Russian embassy in Tokyo for six months. The diplomats brought treats and toys to the velvet paw. After the quarantine, the cat settled in the house of Norihisa Satake.

Now, almost eight years later, Mir had to be quarantined again. This time because of the corona pandemic, since according to some studies cats were also tested positive for the COVID-19 pathogen.

The Russian news agency reported about the curfew for the cat TASS. The governor of Akita prefecture said to the medium:

We were very concerned about reports that domestic cats in the US were infected with the novel corona virus. That is why we arranged it so that, as a precaution, I have no contact with anyone outside of the family. We very much hope that the current situation, in which the risk of infection causes humans and animals to suffer, will be over as soon as possible.

Norihisa Satake also said that the cat got along well with the other six cats in his house. I have an excellent appetite and a calm character. He was strong and happy. (TASS)

more on the subject – Putin’s dog scares Japanese journalists

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Animals and coronaviruses: can they infect their owners? – Insurance for dogs


Two cats tested positive for Covid-19 in New York. Once infected, can animals infect humans?

[Mis à jour le 29 avril 2020 à 16h05] Recently, two cats tested positive for Covid-19 in New York. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), these are the first pets officially infected with coronavirus in the United States. The two cats presented respiratory problems. Their veterinarians hope for a complete recovery of the animals. The first cat was infected by an asymptomatic patient, the second by its owner Covid +. These cases are not the first since the start of the pandemic. Other cats, dogs and a tiger have also been diagnosed.

Knowing these data, the Institut Pasteur in collaboration with teams from the National Veterinary School of Alfort studied the transmission of the virus in animals. To do this, they tested 9 cats and 12 dogs in « very close contact with their owners » sick of Covid-19. In a press release the Institut Pasteur reported that « although some pets have shown some clinical signs compatible with coronavirus infection, no animal has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, by PCR method and none antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 were only detected in their blood using a serological test.  » The research team concluded that « these data suggest that pets (dogs and cats) are not easily infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus even in contact with infected owners. »

These data from the Institut Pasteur confirm the opinion issued on April 15, 2020 by the National Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health Security (ANSES). In the light of new scientific knowledge, the establishment concluded « that there is currently no evidence that domestic animals (livestock and companion animals) play an epidemiological role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2. moreover, no case of contamination of Man by a pet has been reported to date.  »

This conclusion is based in particular on a Chinese study published in early April. It emerged that in dogs, pigs, chickens and ducks the new coronavirus « reproduces badly ». On the other hand, « young cats are receptive to the virus ». The clinical trial identified « lesions in the respiratory system » of the feline. Ferrets and hamsters are also susceptible to the virus.

Apply « barrier gestures »

With regard to these data, ANSES recalled « the need to preserve pets from close contact with sick people and to apply basic hygiene measures when contacting a domestic animal while washing hands before and after petting him, after changing his litter box, and applying ‘barrier gestures’ in any situation. « 

In addition, in a report of March 11, 2020, the experts of the ANSES excluded « the possibility of direct transmission of the virus by a food resulting from a contaminated animal. » If there is food contamination, it is of human origin. « An infected person can contaminate food by preparing or handling it with dirty hands, or by exposing it to infectious droplets when coughing and sneezing. » In order to mitigate any contamination, ANSES recommends « heat treatment at 63 ° C for 4 min ».

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Vaucluse: some public colleges could remain closed after May 18 – Insurance for Pets


The essential

In its last daily update, communicated this Tuesday afternoon, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Paca always reports, for Vaucluse, 27 people tested positive for Covid-19 who died in hospital since the start of the epidemic, and still 6 in Ehpad.

78 people tested positive are also currently hospitalized in the department (5 less than compared to the situation yesterday afternoon), including 12 in intensive care.

Finally, 160 people tested positive were able to return to their homes after hospitalization (+6).

In addition, we take stock here of what remains open, what is closed, what is maintained, what is canceled or suspended in the Vaucluse.

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Jean-François Lovisolo for the reopening of schools: « Are we being transferred the responsibility of managing children in the context of extracurricular activities? « 

Jean-François Lovisolo, president of the association of mayors of Vaucluse, details his first reason for satisfaction following the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday afternoon. « The territories, he believes, are taken into account in their diversity, we give back the hand to local actors to provide answers to an exceptional situation. » « 

That said, it’s not a gift either, he’s aware of that. « We will have to find intelligent and appropriate answers in collaboration with the state services, depending on the reality of the situations. We will see in which category the Vaucluse will be classified. « 

« The choice is left to the municipalities for the implementation of the opening of schools, with no more than fifteen students per class. However, what do we do with the other students? Do they stay at home with their parents or do we transfer the responsibility of managing them through extracurricular activities? We have neither the premises, nor the human resources, so that requires a lot of details, we will contact the prefect. « 

Reopening of the colleges from May 18: the Department of Vaucluse « ready to mobilize but with health security as imperative »

« On the important question of the reopening of colleges, I have noted that it will only concern, from May 18, certain levels, assuming that the Vaucluse is classified in the so-called » green « departments, it that is to say those in which the circulation of the virus is limited ”, reacted this Tuesday afternoon the president of the Department of Vaucluse Maurice Chabert.

“The reflection on the reopening of public colleges has been underway for several weeks now with one imperative: that it be done under conditions of sanitary safety satisfactory both for the pupils (and their families), for the teaching staff and for the administrative and technical staff. « 

« A very precise analysis of the reception capacities has already started, establishment by establishment, in order to respect the rule of 15 pupils per class. Each of these analyzes will take into account not only the configuration of classrooms and school restaurants (and therefore the physical possibility of applying physical distance), but also the number of agents of the Department assigned to the proper functioning of colleges that can be mobilized in the current circumstances. « 

« In view of the conclusions, it is not excluded that certain public colleges in the Vaucluse will remain closed after May 18. « 

The Department of Vaucluse also expects from the State « that it specifies to whom will return, from National Education or the Departmental Council, the responsibility of supplying sufficient hydro-alcoholic gel to reopened establishments and masks » large public ”to college students whose families were unable to obtain them. « Maurice Chabert » would like finally to organize a meeting as soon as possible, in which the representatives of the Departmental Council, the Academic Inspectorate and also the representatives of the Regional Council would participate, because the question of school transport must also be clarified « .

Vaucluse MP Adrien Morenas has worked on proposals to revive tourism in France in compliance with strict health rules

Adrien Morenas, majority MP for Vaucluse, participated in the study group « Promotion of tourist activities ».

LREM deputies have thus drawn up 150 proposals to revive tourist activity in France. « These proposals, drawn up thanks to consultations, are the launch of the » after « , because compliance with the rules of good manners, health and safety are a priority for our tourism professionals. It is essential that everyone respects the rules, ”comments Adrien Morenas.

The 150 proposals are available online.

Renaud Muselier: « A clear objective: the six departments of the South region classified as » green « on June 2 »

« My objective is very clear, » reacted this Tuesday the president of the South Region Renaud Muselier, after the presentation of the deconfinement plan by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe before the National Assembly. « The six departments of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region must be classified » green « by June 2. All communities, all citizens of the region must be mobilized to achieve this objective. This rigor and this commitment will be the only way to regain our freedoms as soon as possible, and thus to revive the economic, social and cultural life that we all need. « 

For Renaud Muselier, « the calendar is accelerating this week. » « Tomorrow, I will have a working meeting with the Prime Minister as President of Regions of France, then an exchange with Franck Riester on the cultural life of our territories. Thursday morning, we will receive with Christian Estrosi all the presidents of festivals in the South region, by videoconference, then a work meeting will be held with Bruno Le Maire, Gérald Darmanin and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne about the opening cafes, hotels and restaurants, as well as about the tourism plan. Finally, Thursday evening, we will have a meeting with Jean-Yves Le Drian and Agnès Pannier-Runacher about the national prospects for foreign trade. « 

“The Minister for Territorial Cohesion, Jacqueline Gourault, makes the link to facilitate everyone’s task: local authorities, Regions in the lead, wanted 3C (Confidence, Clarity, Competence) before the 3D law (Decentralization, Deconcentration, Differentiation). Now is the time to put it in place, even without the law, by resolving the crisis. « 

The mayor of Althen unveils the spring-summer 2020 collection of masks distributed to residents

With humor, Michel Terrisse, mayor of Althen-des-Paluds, unveils a photo of the mask which will be distributed to the inhabitants: “Very elegant model in three-ply cotton, very fitting, which can be worn as well with an evening dress as ‘with sportwear than with street attire. 150 copies have been made by our volunteers since yesterday. « 

The number: 24

In Avignon, 24 employee volunteers continue the activity and collect salads, spinach, beans, gourmet peas and other organic spring vegetables on the 13 hectares of Semailles, the non-profit association based in the Green Belt. Only the artichokes are missing. Unscrupulous thieves stole the entire production!

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Today’s humorous tweet

“It was a dream to beat Rafa on clay and it was done.” The tennis player from Avignon, Benoît Paire, explains on Tuesday on Twitter that he had made a “big match” against the Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Before clarifying that he jokes, of course: “It was on Playstation”.

The garage sale of May 17 in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon‌ canceled

The Federation of merchants and artisans of Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, « The Village », confirms that the garage sale of May 17, one of the most important in the territory, is canceled.

No new deaths in Vaucluse

In its last daily update, communicated this Tuesday afternoon, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Paca always reports, for Vaucluse, 27 people tested positive for Covid-19 who died in hospital since the start of the epidemic, and still 6 in Ehpad.

78 people tested positive are also currently hospitalized in the department (5 less than compared to the situation yesterday afternoon), including 12 in intensive care.

Finally, 160 people tested positive were able to return to their homes after hospitalization (+6).

In the Paca region, 1,654 are currently hospitalized, of which 290 in intensive care, 671 people have died in hospital since the beginning of the epidemic and 269 in nursing homes, and 3,573 people tested positive have been able to return home after hospitalization.

Serge Marolleau asks the prefect to authorize the food markets in the town of Orange

Serge Marolleau, who appeared in the first round of municipal elections in Orange, wrote to the prefect, asking him to authorize the food markets in the town of Orange. « Many cities demonstrate that it is possible to support local markets during containment by strictly following the precautionary measures. Local farmers’ markets are essential for the agricultural economy of Vaucluse and the surrounding area. They must be reopened to maintain short circuits. There is no tangible health argument justifying closing markets while supermarkets remain accessible, « he writes, arguing that outdoor markets are less dangerous than confined spaces. He also suggests, if it is too difficult to set up a market in the narrow alleys of the city center, to relocate it in the districts of the commune.

Taxi and hotel accommodation costs paid by the CPAM for nursing staff: two agreements signed by the Avignon hospital

Following the announcements of the President of the Republic, allowing healthcare staff to benefit from the payment by the Primary Health Insurance Fund (CPAM) of their taxi costs and hotel nights to carry out their missions in the establishments of care, hospitality professionals and Vaucluse taxis are committed to supporting the nursing staff of the Avignon hospital center. Two agreements have been signed between the Avignon Hospital Center and the Hotel Trades and Industries Union on the one hand, and the Avignon Radio Taxi Association on the other.

The costs will be advanced by the Avignon hospital center.

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No sales of lily of the valley on the public highway this year

In Carpentras, the municipality indicates that the municipal decree of April 16, 2008 regulating the sale of lily of the valley on the public highway will not be applicable this year due to more restrictive government measures. The itinerant sale of lily of the valley will therefore be strictly prohibited on May 1, « in order not to compete with florists and especially by fairness towards the latter, who are not authorized to open their shop. Florists will still be able to make deliveries or set up a drive for order withdrawals. « 

The opportunity to recall that the sale of lily of the valley on the public highway is prohibited throughout the department, this year.


Cultura de Sorgues store drives

Books, creative materials … Vauclusians will be able to obtain supplies from the Cultura brand, which is setting up a drive service. Customers can make a reservation online, on the Cultura website, and pick up their purchases for 48 hours in front of the store located in Sorgues, in compliance with barrier gestures and hygienic rules.

Enclave 2020 Nights Festival canceled

The dramatic center of the Haut Vaucluse villages announces the cancellation of the Festival des Nuits de l’Enclave, which was to take place from July 15 to 26 in Valréas, Visan, Grillon, Richerenches and Saint-Pantaléon. The drama center’s season programming is also stopped.

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The workshop “Masks for Althen” opened its doors on Monday, April 27

At the house of Althen-des-Paluds associations, the workshop « Masks for Althen » opened its doors on Monday, April 27. A manufacturing unit that brings together a dozen seamstresses. They make masks for children, adolescents and adults. The seamstresses who also wish to mobilize can approach the town hall.

Deconfinement plan: for Julien Aubert, it’s already “no”

The deputy LR of Vaucluse and president of Oser la France Julien Aubert announces already, this Tuesday morning on Twitter, that he will vote against the plan of deconfinement of the government which will be presented from 3 pm before the Assembly national. « I cannot vote for this plan without a peaceful parliamentary debate, » he explains.

« Yes to deconfinement, no to the suspension of liberties and democracy! », Continues the deputy for the 5th district of Vaucluse. “No to the blind acceptance of a plan which envisages tracing the population. No to reopening schools in complete blur! ”

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Le Pontet: a hairdresser looking for disposable bathrobes

At Pontet, Frédéric Maréchal, manager of “Charly Coiffure”, is preparing to resume his activity in complete safety and is looking for disposable bathrobes, which are difficult to find. “My clients can’t wait to come back. I will only receive by appointment, morning and afternoon, when usually this was not the case in the morning. But you have to adapt in order to secure everyone. « 

The mayor of Carpentras opposes the reopening of schools on May 11

In a Facebook post, the mayor of Carpentras Serge Andrieu affirms his opposition to the resumption of classes on May 11. « As the Scientific Council wrote, opening classes on May 11 is not a good idea. […] If I am opposed, for reasons of public health, to the opening of schools, I cannot ignore that a number of Carpentrassiens will have no choice because of their work and will have to put their child in school without necessarily l ‘to have wanted. I do not wish to hinder them in their daily life and I did not ignore the social difficulties and the risks of dropping out of school for some. I will not issue an order closing the city’s schools (it would be illegal), « said the elected official.

The “Click and collect”, a valuable activity relay for traders in this period

The Vaucluse Chamber of Commerce and Industry is mobilizing to develop “Click & collect” activities among merchants, that is to say remote purchasing with withdrawal from a store, or delivery for stores in sale not authorized to receive from the public. « This concerns all types of trade, food and non-food, as well as catering », specifies the prefecture of Vaucluse, which emphasizes that this activity constitutes « a valuable relay of activity for traders in this period ».

Shops that agree to comply with the rules of individual and collective protection are labeled « collection points » and a poster will be displayed on their display case to specify the days and times of withdrawal from the store. Travel intended for the withdrawal of a package or an order is authorized as « travel to make purchases of first necessity », regardless of the nature of the goods.

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A ceremony of May 8 in select committee in Caromb, residents invited to decorate their balconies in national colors

In Caromb, the town hall indicates that the ceremony of May 8 will take place in a select committee. It will not be open to the public. The wreath laying at the War Memorial will be in the presence of Mayor Léopold Meynaud, the President of the Veterans and the standard bearer. The municipality offers residents to decorate their balconies with national colors.

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Access to the forest massifs also still prohibited

Other prefectural orders extended until May 11:

– That imposing the closing of mini-markets, shops whose main activity is the sale of take-away drinks and shops whose main activity is the sale of take-away meals from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

– The one prohibiting access to the forest massifs of the department.

– The one prohibiting the use of fire throughout the department.

Tourist rentals prohibited until May 11 in Vaucluse

The prefectoral decree banning tourist accommodation rentals in the Vaucluse is extended until May 11. The ban covers hotel rooms, furnished accommodation and other accommodation intended for tourist rental.

Exceptions are provided “to take into account rentals that are allocated to a person’s regular home, emergency accommodation and professional needs. The persons concerned must justify to their host the reasons for their accommodation request. « 

Good morning all. Stay home !

Every day, we offer a live to give you the latest news. To watch our live from Monday April 27, follow this link.

As part of the campaign to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, measures to strictly reduce travel outside the home are taken until May 10, inclusive.

1. In order to avoid any grouping of people, each citizen is invited to stay at home. Only trips meeting the following scenarios are authorized: commuting to work when the professional activity cannot be postponed; supply of basic necessities; medical outings; travel for compelling family reasons; short outings close to home intended for individual physical activity and the needs of pets.

People wishing to benefit from this special regime must have a travel certificate for each of their trips outside their home.

2. With regard to commuting to work where the professional activity cannot be postponed, a specific certificate to be completed by the employer is now downloadable online.

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Dogs soon to be trained in Ajaccio to detect Covid-19 – Insurance for dogs


The cynotechnical teams of the Corsican firefighters, with the Ajaccio hospital and the Gendarmerie, joined a new test of detection of Covid-19 thanks to the scent of dogs.

The NOSAIS trial, initiated by Dominique Grandjean, veterinarian of the National Veterinary School of Alfort and the Paris fire brigade, aims to identify patients suffering from the new coronavirus thanks to the smell of dogs.

On his Facebook page, the professor explains that the trial should start this week both in Paris and in Ajaccio.

« Dogs will be trained for a period of about a week and then go through a phase of validation of the sensitivity and specificity of their action which should take about ten days. »

In Corsica, five dogs from the Corse-du-Sud fire and rescue service should participate in this research project, specifies the SDIS 2A.

« This test aims to verify the relevance of this process which remains to be validated ».

If this test is successful, it will allow rapid and massive screening of the population. Other countries are also in the training phase.

In an interview with our colleagues from Sciences etvenir, the professor explains that dogs may be able to spot sick people by the smell of sweat as they can already do with other illnesses.

« The virus leaves traces » in the human body. « We are working on axillary sweat samples, that is to say under the armpits. If these traces exist dogs will mark them for sure! »



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On a street in San Francisco, in the United States, the Scrabble dog is tied to a fence, but it is not abandoned. It was left there so that these new masters could adopt it safely. Wearing gloves, they change his leash to take him with them. In the United States, this procedure has been put in place to adopt an animal or to become a foster family, during confinement.

« It’s very comforting »

And in the country, adoptions are exploding. « It’s very comforting to see how many people have come to help. People adopt dogs, people take care of dogs « says Sherry Franklin, founder of Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. In twenty-five years of animal rescue, she has never seen a phenomenon of this magnitude. It must be said that having a pet at home, would better support the crisis.

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In Ajaccio, everything is in place.
To start the tests, nothing is missing.
Or almost.

The trainers are still waiting for what they call « the material ».

« The compresses must be wedged under the armpit of patients, at Ajaccio hospital, for about twenty minutes, before being collected by the nurses, put in a sterilized jar, and transported for the education of the dog. « , explains use veterinarian-commander Aymeric Benard.

A compress under the armpit

Once the compresses have been received, for eight days, the dogs will be trained. We are going to present them with compresses, some charged with the scent of coronavirus patients. And others, which will be negative. When the dog designates the correct compress, it will be rewarded.

Then, it will be necessary, during one week, to multiply the checks so that the statistics validate the first tests.
The last step will be to present the results to the authorities.

Ajaccio’s cynotechnical team on demonstration at Place du Diamant / © SIS 2A

Dogs to diagnose patients

« Okay, now it remains to be proven that the smell exists. But I’m pretty sure we’ll get there », smile on doctor Dominique Grandjean.
The man who came up with the idea of ​​training dogs to detect the virus.

The sentence does not sound like mere wishful thinking.
Dominique Grandjean is a professor at the renowned national veterinary school in Alfort, colonel of the Paris fire brigade in charge of fire fighting teams, and technical advisor for the Île-de-France defense zone.
A recognized authority in the cynothechnic field.

Dominique Grandjean, at the origin of these tests which have now crossed the borders of France / © DR

Now remains to prove that the smell exists

A few months ago, when covid-19 appeared, Dominique Grandjean learned that the University of Auburn, Alabama, proved that dogs can detect mucosal diseases in cows.
The veterinarian tells himself that there is no reason that they cannot do the same thing with men, thanks to the olfactory traces that the virus would leave.

200 million olfactory cells, compared to 5 million in humans

So he launched a call on facebook, asking if technical managers across the country are ready to participate in this test.
« Whoever does nothing has nothing, and then when I see the misery in which we find ourselves in terms of tests, I tell myself that we will be useful ».

In Ajaccio, the veterinarian-commander Benard refers to his hierarchy, which supports him.
« It is on an experimental basis, we have no certainty of achieving our ends, but at least we will have tried. All the more, and it matters, that it costs nothing, and that it doesn’t there’s no risk to anyone.  »
Ajaccio hospital responds very quickly.
The gendarmerie also provides assistance, for the technical aspects, « as well as SIS 2B, which will join the protocol ».

Trained to detect weapons, explosives, drugs, dogs of the police brigades could soon detect the covid-19 virus / © PHOTOPQR / LE PROGRES / MAXPPP

The University of Corte could also participate.
« There is a desire to set up a larger project, and therefore laboratory research, on the scent that the dogs have detected. This could make it possible to check if there is a compound systematically present in the » covids  » , and not with others « , specifies Doctor Benard.

It costs nothing, and no one risks anything

However, the heart of the project remains dog detection of the sick.
It remains to be seen what use can be made of it.

But that, according to Dominique Grandjean, it is the results that will decide it.
« If dogs can detect the smell on people, standing, dressed, we can use it in airports, stations, and ports. If it was not, it could be a welcome addition to the tests laboratory, easy to implement and inexpensive. And then we can give the recipe to train dogs in countries that need it, such as Africa for example … « .

Corsica, first volunteer

For the time being, apart from Paris, Corsica is the only region taking part in the process.
In France anyway.
Lebanon, under the aegis of Professor Riad Sarkis, of the Franco-Lebanese University of Beirut, has been involved from the start.
And last night, the United Arab Emirates confirmed to Colonel GrandJean that they were joining the trials.
Belgium, Brazil and Argentina should be next on the list.

« All will follow the same working protocol, the results will add up … And the fact that different ethnic populations take part in these trials is important. Our sweat glands are not the same, and dogs will have to be trained in according to ethnicity « .

The Paris fire brigade, in constant fight against the covid-19 epidemic, could provide unexpected help in the face of the epidemic, through Colonel Grandjean / © PHOTOPQR / LE PARISIEN / MAXPPP

Test findings in three weeks

When you ask Dominique Grandjean if he has discussed it with the government, or with the Directorate General of Health, the answer is clear.

« I only contact serious people. It takes them a long time to react, there is too much waiting, on all floors. We didn’t ask anyone for money. Our project is based on motivation people, their goodwill. And if we get results, they will end up listening.  »

Colonel Grandjean estimates that these results, verified and validated, could be known in three weeks.

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California beaches crowded with rising temperatures despite coronavirus – Insurance for dogs


UNITED STATES – “The virus is not resting at weekends”: annoyed by the thousands of people who rushed to California beaches that remained open, the state governor raised his voice on Monday 27 April, emphasizing the effectiveness of containment instructions to contain the coronavirus.

Thanks to temperatures exceeding 30 ° C, many Californians confined for five weeks flocked on Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26 on beaches of Orange and Ventura counties, as you can see in the video above. They were not closed by local authorities, unlike those in the neighboring county of Los Angeles.

This was particularly the case at Huntington Beach, a republican stronghold located some 50 km south of Los Angeles. « This is the first time I’ve been out since March 23, » said AFP Amy Hughes. « I do what I have to do. We keep our distance, but life must go on, ”said the young woman. “We are in an open space, we stay 2 meters from the others. And then, it’s getting hotter and warmer … ”pleaded Andrew Matthew.

Most of the visitors were not wearing masks, but respected social distancing measures, confirmed the local authorities, who recalled the instructions, but did not verbalize.

Car parks bordering Orange County beaches are closed to prevent a massive influx of visitors, but frequentation of the beaches is not strictly prohibited, a local sheriff spokeswoman said. They remain open to the promenade for residents, even if static tanning and sandcastles are theoretically not in order.

« I’m worried »

The bargain drew many residents from the neighboring counties of Los Angeles and San Diego, where the beaches, which have been under police surveillance for more than a month, were deserted this weekend.

« Not only do the people who come not respect the confinement rules in their neighborhood, they don’t even stay in their own county, » said Lisa Bartlett, elected member of Orange County. « With good weather, it will become problematic, » she believes.

« I’m worried, » echoed John Swartzberg, an infectious disease specialist from the University of California at Berkeley. « If people who go to the beach can assure that they stay more than two meters away from others and don’t touch anything … then that’s fine. But I think it’s extremely unlikely to happen, ”warned the expert, interviewed by the LA Times.

“These images that we saw this weekend (…) are the very example of what we do not want to see, what we should not do if we want to continue the significant progress made in recent weeks, « said Governor Gavin Newsom at a media availability.

However, he said that despite these unfortunate « exceptions », the rules had been followed in « the overwhelming majority » of the state with 40 million inhabitants.

California quickly implemented widespread containment measures, which helped contain the spread of the coronavirus and prevent congestion in hospitals, which has resulted in many deaths, experts said.

To date, some 45,000 cases of coronavirus and nearly 1,800 deaths have been recorded in California, a relatively modest record for a state that was one of the main foci at the start of the health crisis. “The only thing that can make us regress is that people stop respecting social distancing. This is the only thing that will slow our ability to reopen the economy, « said Governor Newsom.

Although he raised his voice, Gavin Newsom said, however, that he wanted to give priority to education over repression at this stage. « I think it’s a better approach. If someone has lost their job, the last thing they want is to be fined while taking their dog for a walk or when they are at the beach with the family, « argued the governor, who said does not exclude sanctions for those who abuse “and endanger the lives of others”.

The lifting of the containment measures will be very gradual and will not take place for several weeks, repeated Newsom.

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‘Flood of catering industry bankruptcies on the way’ – Insurance for Pets


Many catering companies will only last a few months if the restaurants and cafes remain closed and nothing changes from the measures taken by the government and landlords.

This is evident from a tour by the ANP of several catering entrepreneurs, most of which are in need of more clarity about the near future.

« 30 to 40 percent of The Hague’s catering companies will go bankrupt at the end of next month if it continues like this, » sighs Maarten Hinloopen, owner of seven establishments in The Hague, including the Grote Markt. Hinloopen, also chairman of Koninklijke Horeca Nederland Den Haag, is not satisfied with the current wage cost scheme. « In fact, it does not always reimburse 90 percent of wage costs. If you count surcharges and other things, you are talking about 70 percent. » Hinloopen also sees many problems with the rental costs. It is difficult to estimate how long he can last. He’s talking about a few months. « But if it is properly arranged, the companies can be in a kind of freezer position. »

Owner 21 bars

Riad Farhat, co-owner of 21 Amsterdam pubs, is also very concerned. Despite a gesture of rent payments from some property owners, for which Farhat is « bowing deeply », he also sees things going well for no more than a few months. « In two months, if the holiday pay is due, bankruptcies rain in the catering industry if it stays that way, « he predicts. Farhat is grateful for the wage cost scheme but indicates that it is not yet optimal. He says he is confident that the government will improve the scheme.

Hotel New York in Rotterdam (front building). | Photo: ANP / Sander Koning

Roel Dusseldorp, general manager of Hotel New York in Rotterdam, says that ‘his’ hotel has reached an agreement with the owner of the iconic building of the Holland America Line in which it is located. « We will certainly not fall over, » he says. « We will miss a lot of turnover that we would have otherwise made with the beautiful weather and the Song Festival. »

Confidence in survival

Hotelier Camille Oostwegel, owner of a number of luxury catering establishments in South Limburg, including the Maastricht Kruisherenhotel and Chateau Neercanne, is also not covered by the NOW scheme for his personnel costs. Although confident in the survival of the family business that is not associated with landlords, he calls on the government and unions to continue to help. « This cannot go on for long for any entrepreneur. »

On Wednesday afternoon, there was a call in the House for extra support measures for the catering industry, especially from the VVD. PVV leader Geert Wilders wants cafes and restaurants to open faster. « Better in three days than in three weeks. »

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The black file of mental illnesses put back on the job – Insurance for dogs


Ibn Nafis Hospital in Marrakech has just acquired a new hospital structure dedicated to mental health. The Ennassim day psychotherapy center, which has been operating for more than eight months, aims to help reduce the pressing demand in terms of psychiatric health by trying to offer better conditions for the care of patients.

The experience is exemplary. She would like to offer a wide variety of treatments without having to bear the significant costs of a full-time hospitalization, thereby subscribing to a preventive, therapeutic and re-adaptive approach for patients.

However, if the concept and the intentions are good, the reality is different. This new structure has only 10 beds and a team of 5 nurses, a major and a single psychologist. A taste of water in an ocean of requests for care. « It is true that the number of beds is insufficient, but it is already a step. Before, there was nothing, « said Professor Mhamed Harif, director of the Mohammed VI CHU in Marrakech. For him, increasing litter capacity requires more financial and human resources, which are lacking today.

A situation that does not concern only this new center but all of the specialized medical infrastructures, which speaks volumes about the delay accumulated in the implementation of the four-year plan (2012-2016), aimed at improving the situation. Indeed, this has hardly seemed to budge since the launch of this strategic vision which has given itself the aim of restructuring the sector while respecting the mechanisms relayed by the multiple international conventions included in the framework of respect for human rights. Man and in particular the fight against discrimination and the stigmatization of mental illness and patients. According to several professionals in the sector, the ills of mental health remain the same: insufficient number of doctors and nurses, deficit in litter capacity, lack of drugs and the list goes on.According to specialists, the country still has 320 practicing psychiatrists, one practitioner per 100,000 inhabitants. Many of these doctors are concentrated on the El-Jadida-Kénitra axis, while nearly 14 provinces have neither psychiatrists nor psychiatric institutions. “In some hospitals, there is only one psychiatrist for 30 or more patients. Same observation at the level of the nurses. Worse, every nurse who retires is not replaced. Today, the situation is such that it suffices for a nurse to take sick leave for all the service to be blocked, « said a psychiatrist, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Mental health experts also criticize the poor hospitality capacities of these hospitals. Morocco has only 1,900 psychiatric beds for a population of 36 million, three times less than our Algerian and Tunisian neighbors. Casablanca remains an edifying example. The metropolis has only 240 beds for 100,000 mentally ill people. « Many doctors find themselves forced not to accept the mentally ill due to lack of space and this at the risk of their lives and that of those around them, » said our source before adding: « Sometimes, even when we have beds, they are not functional for lack of nurses ”.

Same observation at the level of drugs. “The deficit is enormous compared to the number of patients. Some drugs have been out of stock for more than four months, ”said our source.

Deficiencies not denied by the Ministry of Health, which is preparing to organize a seminar on the reform of public health in Morocco between the 24 and the 26 current. “We know that the needs and expectations are enormous and that citizens are impatiently waiting to see concrete results. But things are moving slowly. We are in front of a large construction site and we are trying to move forward step by step, « assured Hicham Bari, head of the non-communicable diseases department in the department of El Houssaine Louardi.

For him, the picture is not as dark as you think. There have been advances that have been made, as is the case with the launch of construction work for three specialized regional hospitals in Agadir, Kénitra and Kelaat Sraghna. This is also the case for the bill amending the Dahir of 1959 relating to mental health which seems ready to be put in the legislative pipe. « We have almost finalized it. It only remains to make the final adjustments before depositing it with the general secretariat of the government, « he concluded.

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escape from drugs, it is possible – Insurance for dogs


Pre-diabetes is the stage just before illness. When all is well, the carbohydrates (sugars) provided by food are digested to form glucose. The pancreas detects the increase in blood glucose levels (blood sugar) and secretes insulin, the hormone necessary for the energy distribution of glucose in the body. When the system goes wrong, glucose builds up and hyperglycemia gradually and silently attacks the heart, nerves, eyes and kidneys.

• I screen for prediabetes

A fasting blood sugar level between 1.10g / l and 1.25g / l in the blood indicates entry into prediabetes. This is the case in France for 7.4% of the population, three times more men than women. On average, within ten years, the disease sets in. However, everything is still possible at this stage!

« By judiciously modifying a few lifestyle habits, the trend can be reversed and blood sugar levels drop to a normal level, » says Dr Jean-François Thébaut, prevention expert with the French Federation of Diabetics. A study carried out in Sweden in 2019 among 2,575 people aged 60 and over demonstrated the reversibility of the situation or, in some cases, stabilization, during the twelve years of follow-up.

To get started: a simple blood test helps to take stock. It is particularly recommended in case of a family history of diabetes.

• I watch my diet

No need to embark on a drastic diet to lose extra pounds: « Losing 8 to 10% of the weight is enough to promote the action of insulin because in case of overweight, this hormone works less well and the pancreas must provide more to bring blood sugar back to normal », explains Marie-Laure André, dietician-nutritionist.

The parade: cook raw products at home

The ideal plate to moderate blood sugar and bring satiety must include: a majority of raw or cooked vegetables, from 100 to 200g, by weight cooked, whole or semi-whole grains and legumes (rice, pasta, lentils, peas chick, red beans …), 100g of protein (lean meat, fish, egg, tofu), plain milk and / or fruit, depending on hunger.

To know: 1/4 teaspoon a day of cinnamon helps reduce blood sugar (in dishes, compotes or drinks).

The trap: sugary drinks, alcohol, pastries, candies and saturated fats (cream, butter, meat in sauce).

To get started: the advice of a dietitian helps to save time to point out individual errors: snacking, portion size …

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• I pamper my microbiota

Our intestinal flora can help us. « An imbalance between bad and good gut bacteria has been observed in the progression to diabetes, says Dr. Thébaut. It is believed to contribute to insulin resistance and is a risk factor for diabetes. » Pampering the gut microbiota would therefore be a strategy to curb the disease.

To get started: feed good bacteria with fermented foods, like cabbage, kefir, sourdough bread or miso soups, and foods rich in prebiotics, such as honey, almonds and apples.

• I move more and better

Endocrinologists are used to saying: « a dog to walk is better than three drugs ». In the case of prediabetes, physical activity reduces the risk of diabetes by up to 50%, regardless of dietary advice and weight loss, says the French Federation of Diabetics.

Dr. Thébaut deciphers: « Muscles in action burn excess sugar, which promotes weight loss and insulin work. » The ideal activity should be long enough, a walk of thirty minutes (or more) and, most importantly, daily. Add a 45-minute physical activity session twice a week: brisk walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, martial arts … according to the tastes and abilities (backache, fragile knees or shoulders), and the count is good.

To get started: contact the town hall to find out about local sports clubs or, in the Paris region, the health network www.revesdiab.fr. The Sports and Diabetes Union, created with doctors, also offers adapted internships and workshops, including in case of obesity, low vision or complex pathologies.

• The ideal plate

– 1/2 of vegetables: green beans, endives, fennel, cabbage, zucchini, spinach, leeks …

– 1/4 protein: White meat, fish, egg, seafood, tofu …

– 1/4 starchy foods: rice, pasta, buckwheat, lentils, chickpeas, red beans …

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Cats and dogs also included in coronavirus study among health care workers – Insurance for Pets


Cats and dogs are also included in the study of health workers who have been infected with the new corona virus. This is what researcher Els Broens of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University explains Heart of the Netherlands.

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Infected care workers are also asked whether they have dogs or cats and if so (and give the owners permission) samples are taken from the animals. Agriculture Minister Carola Schouten had previously launched an investigation into possible contamination of and among pigs, and now also wants an investigation into these pets.

« Roll distribution negligible »

Broens considers the chance that cats currently play a role in the spread to be negligible, but experiments with the animals show that they are sensitive to the virus. “This was already apparent during the investigation into the SARS outbreak in 2003, a corona virus that is very similar to the current corona virus.

Moreover, according to her, cats are not only sensitive to contracting the new coronavirus. « There has also been spread between cats in these studies. » Dogs were found to be less sensitive to the new coronavirus, but antibodies were found in a few of the dogs studied. That is why they are also included in the research, explains Broens.

No other pets

It has been briefly considered to include other pets in the study, but quite a few animals are needed to be able to do thorough research. So the researchers stick to dogs and cats, and that is why hamsters, for example, spring from the dance.

In the meantime, corona has also been detected in minks at two farms in North Brabant. It is very likely that the animals were infected by employees. Not a huge surprise, says Broens. Ferrets have also been included in the studies of the new coronavirus and have also been shown to be sensitive. Ferrets and minks are closely related. ”

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what is this boar-transmitted virus and deadly for dogs? – Insurance for dogs


In recent weeks, cases of Aujeszky’s disease have been detected in three wild boar farms in Allier (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), in the neighboring department of Creuse, reports the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Non-transmissible to humans, this highly contagious disease, which mainly affects pigs and wild boars, is fatal for dogs. This is why these cases worry hunters in particular. Here’s what we know about this relatively rare virus in the country.

Not transmissible to humans

According to the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Aujeszky’s disease is a highly contagious viral disease caused by a Herpes virus and for which there is no treatment. It mainly affects pigs and wild boars, whether wild or domestic. When a pig is infected, it remains a carrier of the virus for life and transmits it to its congeners via its saliva, its nasal and genital secretions. Symptoms in these animals are variable, ranging from fine to severe respiratory problems, including neurological or reproductive disorders, with a low mortality rate in adults (2%).

It is not transmissible to humans, but it can infect other species, including dogs, cats, horses, and cattle, which cannot transmit the virus, not even among themselves. If the symptoms are also variable, including respiratory failure, cough, fever, compulsive scratching and convulsions, the outcome is still fatal for other species that contract the disease and die within 48 to 72 hours.

A rare disease in France…

Although very contagious, the disease is quite rare. Because if there is no treatment, there is still a vaccine for pigs. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, « the vaccination and hygiene measures implemented in the 1980s made it possible to eradicate the disease in most of French territory ».

The last outbreaks of Aujeszky’s disease in breeding on French territory date back to September 2010, in New Aquitaine, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and in the Landes. Since then, metropolitan France has been recognized as « free » from the disease in pig farms and vaccination is therefore no longer practiced there, as in many other countries of the European Union.

But the disease continues to circulate in wild boars. This explains why contaminations occur from time to time in farms.

… But several cases recently detected

Since the start of the year, according to France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, cases have notably been detected in three farms in the Allier, in Chevagnes and Montbeugny at the start of the year, then in Beaulon in early April. In the latter case, « the contamination was allegedly made through the park fence, by other specimens of non-captive wildlife, » said the OIE report.

This multiplication of cases in the same department worries breeders since as soon as an animal is infected, all the livestock is slaughtered. A crawl space must then be respected before resuming activity, which constitutes a blow for the industry. Hunters are also worried and call on dog owners to be vigilant, in particular at the end of confinement, so that their animals do not suffer the same fate as the four dogs who died in Dordogne last December after contracting the disease.

These three cases are not the first since France was declared free from the disease on farms. A case of Aujeszky’s disease was notably confirmed last December in Haute-Garonne. Before that, in April 2019, cases had led to the slaughter of one farm in the Alpes de Haute-Provence and another in the Vaucluse. And in March 2018, a farm in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques was slaughtered following the discovery of a case. Proof that the disease, although rare, continues to circulate.

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Caring for animals carefully to keep them from suffering – Insurance for Pets


Zurich (ots) – Zurich animal welfare is alarmed: animal companions are particularly in demand in the corona crisis. But the effort for pets is often underestimated – that’s why many suffer behind closed doors and get sick due to lack of care. If the owners have to go to hospital, the animals are at risk of a painful death, as there is rarely an emergency.

Despite the corona crisis, the Zurich animal house continues to receive adoption requests and requests for dog walks. And although people now have more time, they do not prepare for emergencies, and sometimes even neglect pets.

Neglect leads to pain and suffering

In March, two long-haired cats were delivered in a completely neglected condition in the Zurich animal house: due to a lack of grooming, both were totally matted. In April a Cocker Spaniel was added who had suffered the same fate. All animals had to be shorn. Because it gets itchy under matted areas and the skin can become painfully inflamed – long-haired rabbits and guinea pigs are also often affected. In addition, dental problems and untreated organ damage, which are often manifested by emaciation, vomiting or diarrhea, lead to hellish pain over time – in extreme cases even to death.

No pets out of sheer boredom!

Neglected pets are often the result of being tired or overwhelmed. Zurich animal welfare therefore warns against hasty purchases. Pets are a long-term investment of time and money. You need an animal-friendly facility with enough exercise space and employment, correct feeding and care – even in the event of illness, which is sometimes associated with considerable costs. Dogs live to be over 10, cats up to 20 years old, and even small animals live for several years. « Even after Corona, pets need a lot of care – those who are unable to give them are better off without it, » advises Rommy Los from the Zurich animal welfare group. « Sooner or later the pets will end up in the shelter ».

No painful death thanks to careful precaution

One point is particularly important to Zurich animal welfare: comprehensive animal care also includes precautionary measures for emergencies. If someone lives alone and suddenly has to go to hospital or even dies and nobody knows about animal husbandry, this means days of suffering for the animals in the apartment. « In the worst case, house cats, dogs or small animals die painfully from hunger and thirst before they are found, » says Los.

Valuable tips for loving care and provision

In addition to advice on animal-friendly husbandry, Zurich animal welfare also offers an overview table that shows the minimum care effort per pet. The procedure for targeted pension provision is explained in a flyer. It is important to look for a nursing place in good time for an emergency and to record this in writing. To ensure that the animal is rescued, an emergency card in your wallet is advisable. « Anyone who loves their animal not only ensures their well-being in the here and now, but also in an emergency, » says Los.

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more than 200,000 deaths worldwide, downward trend in Europe – Insurance for dogs


In Turin (Italy), a banner was placed on a road on which one can read “Freedom, light as the wind, essential as life, resist! « , April 25, the anniversary of the Liberation of Italy. MASSIMO PINCA / REUTERS

The four European countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic posted Sunday’s daily death tolls in sharp decline, at a time when Europe is cautiously starting to break out of containment in the face of an epidemic which has already killed more than 200,000 people. in the world.

The relaxation of containment measures is becoming clearer in some countries, notably in Spain where children have the right to leave their homes after more than a month of strict confinement. Worldwide, there are, Sunday, April 26, more than 202,000 deaths from Covid-19, including almost 90% in Europe and the United States. In total, more than 2.9 million cases have been diagnosed in 193 countries and territories.

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  • The very strict containment set up in Spain could soon be relaxed

Europe remains the continent most affected by the disease with more than 122,000 deaths to date. In Spain, the pandemic left 288 dead between Saturday and Sunday, the lowest daily toll since March 20. It now stands at 23,190 dead in the country, which has paid the heaviest toll for the disease, behind the United States and Italy, but which is beginning to ease containment by letting the children out. The under 14s were able to take the air for the first time in six weeks Sunday, accompanied by an adult and for an hour maximum. Those over 14 can go out for reasons authorized by adults, such as going to buy food or taking out the dog.

Containment conditions could be relaxed in the country from May 2 if the epidemic continues to slow, Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday evening. It would then be allowed to walk or play sports. The Prime Minister has also announced that he will present on Tuesday the Spanish deconfinement plan which he plans to launch from mid-May.

Families are walking on a boulevard in Barcelona (Spain), Sunday April 26, 2020, while children under 14 are allowed to go out for the first time in six weeks. Emilio Morenatti / AP

Among the other European countries most affected:

  • Italy, the most bereaved European country with 26,644 deaths, recorded Sunday 260 additional deaths from the virus, the lowest daily toll since March 14 (175 dead). Earlier in the day, the head of government, Giuseppe Conte, told the daily La Repubblica that the schools, closed since early March, would reopen in September. Conte also confirmed that the government was working on an Italian deconfinement plan to be announced « No later than early next week » and the reopening of industrial activities in the short term, from May 4.
  • The UK, 413 people infected with coronavirus died between Saturday and Sunday. This figure, the lowest since the end of March, marks a spectacular decrease since the day before, where 813 additional deaths had been recorded. But the figures communicated every day are very volatile and can take into account deaths that sometimes occurred well before. A total of 20,732 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the country. Premier Boris Johnson returns to business on Monday after being sick from Covid-19.
  • The daily assessment in Germany continues to decrease, according to data released Sunday by the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases. The country registers 140 new deaths, for a total of 5,640, and 154,175 cases of contamination.

As a proportion of the population, excluding micro-states, mortality is highest in Belgium (597 deaths per million inhabitants), ahead of Spain (490), Italy (436), France (346) and the United Kingdom (299). The United States (160) is far behind.

  • Nearly 2,500 dead in 24 hours in the United States

The United States recorded an additional 2,494 deaths in one day, according to a count published by the Johns Hopkins University on Saturday. This daily toll rose again, after being the lowest, in almost three weeks the day before (1,258 deaths). The country most mourning the pandemic in absolute terms, has a total of 53,511 deaths, and has recorded 936,293 confirmed infections since the onset of the disease.

On Saturday, after 50 press briefings in two months, the White House did not hold any. US President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that his daily press conferences on the Covid-19 pandemic were not worth his time, two days after generating worldwide controversy over the appearance of treating the disease with disinfectant:

« What’s the point of having press conferences in the White House when the Media Oriented only asks hostile questions and then refuses to report the truth or the facts accurately? « 

« They have record audiences, and the American people are nothing but Fake News. It is not worth the time and effort! « 

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  • Beijing bans « uncivilized » behavior in China

The Beijing municipality announced on Sunday that it will ban from 1er June a series of behaviors judged « Uncivilized » to improve hygiene in public places. Sneezing, coughing without covering your nose or mouth, or not wearing a mask when sick is part of a new list of offenses in the Chinese capital. The new regulations also impose « Dress properly » and install markings for social distancing in public places.

China, the first country hit by Covid-19, officially records on its soil more than 82,000 infected people and 4,632 deaths. Eleven new cases were reported on Sunday.

Passers-by in front of a metro station in Beijing, China, April 23, 2020. GREG BAKER / AFP
  • WHO’s reservations on immunity

The WHO showered on Saturday the hopes of those who bet on a possible immunity of people who have been confronted with Covid-19, at a time when some countries are implementing programs of serological tests for deconfinement. The Italian government has thus announced the launch, from May 4, of the campaign on 150,000 people at the national level.

« There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and who have antibodies are immune to a second infection », warned the World Health Organization, urging continued efforts as the threat of a second deadly wave still looms.

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  • Ramadan without collective prayers

A Muslim priest calls for evening prayer from the Jama Masjid Mosque, usually crowded during the holy month of Ramadan, in New Delhi (India), Saturday April 25, 2020. Manish Swarup / AP

The Muslim world started the Ramadan fasting month at the end of the week without collective prayers or shared meals: the doors of mosques remain closed and family gatherings are prohibited.

In Iran, where the disease killed 5,710 people (more than 90,000 cases), according to official figures, it started against a backdrop of an upsurge in the epidemic, two weeks after the start of the partial reopening shopping. According to Mohammad Mehdi Gouya, director of the department of infectious diseases at the ministry of health, certain provinces of the country observe a « New upsurge » of cases.

In Pakistan, the faithful rushed to mosques and markets to buy something to prepare for the breaking of the fast, ignoring health recommendations.

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In Toulouse, controversy around a video of a policeman typing a man with a muzzle – Insurance for dogs


Toulouse of a man presented as a psychiatric patient arouses the indignation of human rights defenders while the police unions invoke his dangerousness. « data-reactid = » 12 « > POLICE – A video that has gone viral on the Internet muscled arrest in Toulouse of a man presented as a psychiatric patient arouses the indignation of human rights defenders while the police unions invoke his dangerousness.

In the footage filmed during the night of Friday to Saturday in the Purpan area, where there is a teaching hospital, we can see a policeman hitting a man in the face with his muzzle while other officers try to control him on the ground.

The union SGP Police unit, underlines in a press release dated this Sunday, April 26 that the man, “1m90 for 130 kilos (…) had escaped from a psychiatric department (and was) designated as unstable psychologically and potentially in possession of a grenade and a handgun ”.

The man resisted hitting « one of the officers with a stick »

« It was necessary for the staff intervening to manage to handcuff this very corpulent and increasingly virulent man in order to try to reason with him to let himself be controlled », continues the regional secretary of this union, Didier Martinez.

Interviewed by The South Dispatch, David Leyraud, one of the regional leaders of the Alliance Police Nationale union, added that the man had resisted his arrest, in particular by hitting “one of the agents with a stick”. « Data-reactid = » 19 « > Interviewed by The South Dispatch, David Leyraud, one of the regional leaders of the Alliance Police Nationale union, added that the man had resisted his arrest, notably by hitting « one of the agents with a stick ».

Human rights defenders, for their part, say they are shocked by the « violence » of the arrest.

« It’s surprising how a police officer behaved. The attitude seems inappropriate to us in terms of violence and respect for the dignity of the person. The…

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Beijing lists prohibited behavior – Insurance for dogs


Sneeze or cough without
cover your nose or mouth and do not wear a mask
in public in
cases now included in new offense list
in the Chinese capital.

Citizens are also required to
« dress properly » in public and do not walk around shirtless – a
apparent reference to the so-called « Beijing bikini » practice, when in
been many men used to stroll and wander the
belly in the air and the t-shirt reassembled.

The new regulations also require the installation of markings for social distancing in public places. Beijing,
 city ​​of more than 20 million inhabitants, already discourages a whole series of « uncivilized » behaviors, notably the spitting in
public, to throw litter anywhere, to walk dogs without
leash and smoke in places where this is prohibited.

Big brother

The latest rules, adopted on April 24, also encourage the
police to report serious offenses, which can affect the
« social credit » of a person, a system that China has implemented in recent years, where citizens are given good or bad points that can prohibit them or allow them to take the train, plane, or perform a booking
hotel.

China, which officially records on its soil
more than 82,000 people infected with Covid-19 and 4,632 deaths, was
the first country affected by the disease.

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Coronavirus: increase in hospitalizations in Drôme and Ardèche – Insurance for Pets


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According to the last point communicated Sunday April 26 by the regional health agency (ARS), there was one additional death in hospitals in Ardèche and none in Drôme.

The cumulative number of people who died at the hospital rose to 112 in the Drome and 58 in Ardeche.
The number of people currently hospitalized has increased in the Drome (144 against 140 the day before) and Ardeche (101 against 95 the day before).
Regarding the return of people to their homes after hospitalization, the cumulative number is 363 in the Drome and is increasing in Ardeche (260 against 259 the day before).

Daily statistics released this Sunday evening by the Regional Health Agency (ARS) show that new hospitalizations linked to covid-19 are still decreasing in the Rhône-Alpes region. 50 new patients were hospitalized between Saturday evening and Sunday in the hospitals of the eight departments of the region against 101 between Friday and Saturday and 107 between Thursday and Friday (this data being established by adding up discharges and deaths, then subtracting from this number the balance of current hospitalizations). They were 109 Thursday, 132 Wednesday, 152 Tuesday. In Isère, no new patient has been hospitalized since Saturday.

We regret the death of 14 people in hospital in the last 24 hours.

A total of 2,531 people are currently hospitalized in Rhône-Alpes hospitals. This is nine more than the previous day but this increase is explained by the low number of home returns usually recorded on Sunday in hospitals and could therefore be balanced by the home returns which will be effective this Monday.

1,157 people have died in hospital in the Rhône-Alpes region since the start of the epidemic.
And 4,346 people, 27 more than the day before, were able to return to their homes.

« Since April 20, there has been a downward trend in current hospitalizations, although they are slightly more numerous today (2,694) compared to yesterday (2,682), » added the Regional Health Agency.

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Two archives plunge us back into confinement, 300 years ago, during the last plague epidemic in France – Insurance for dogs


Illustration of Marseille in 1720 during the plague epidemic. – MARY EVANS / SIPA

  • Two archives dated 1720 and 1721, exhumed by genealogists, testify to the way in which France managed the last great epidemic of plague.
  • The historian Patrice Bourdelais, specialist in epidemics, explains the differences and the similarities of the methods, 300 years apart.

These are two archival documents dating back 300 years. And yet, they surprisingly echo the situation of containment and the fight against
coronavirus currently living in France.

The first is a « health passport » dated 1720 (see photo below), during the plague. The second, published a year later in 1721, brings together the general instructions sent from Paris to curb the spread of this scourge in « places attacked by the contagious disease ». Three centuries apart, we realize that some methods have evolved, but others have not. Questioned by 20 minutes, the epidemic historian, Patrice Bourdelais, helps us to see more clearly.

Example of a « health passport » dated 1720 which enabled the person concerned to travel. – PicMonkey / 20 Minutes

The plague of 1720-1722, known as “from Marseille”

In May 1720, a merchant ship carrying cotton fabrics from the Middle East docked in Marseille. For a long time, this ship was accused of having imported the plague into the south of France. In 2016, genetic studies on the infectious bacillus put forward another hypothesis: a resurgence of the « black plague » which had decimated half of Europe in the 14th century.

Anyway, this epidemic lasted more than two years. It has killed nearly half of the 85,000 inhabitants of Marseille and left between 90,000 and 120,000 dead in Provence and Languedoc, according to estimates. « This is the last great plague in Western Europe, » said Patrice Bourdelais. At the time, the population had great experience with these epidemic episodes which occurred every 5 to 10 years. The alert was strong. Which is no longer the case today. « 

The effectiveness of the sanitary cordon

Exhumed from the archives of the National Library of France (BNF) by a group of genealogists, a note of « instructions on precautions » to take, dated 1721, explains in particular the way in which a militarized sanitary cordon must be organized to blockade around a contaminated area.

« The system was very good with a sanitary cordon that could quickly retract its control lines as the disease progressed, » explains Patrice Bourdelais. We were able to effectively isolate part of the territory in 1720, that’s a big difference with today. ”

And the historian specifies the device: « Rigor of the blocking thanks to the flawless vigilance of the soldiers, organization of posts in order to feed the place, rigor in the hunt for possible haunts of the epidemic like the straw mattresses, the clothes or the fabrics. Because the plague develops first in a population of small rodents which transmit the disease to the flea which stings the man and contaminates it. « 

Striking resemblances

For the historian, the most striking similarity between the methods of today and those of 300 years ago, it is especially the three levels of distinction of the patients. “The organization of the placement of patients into three strata is clearly expressed in this document: the infirmaries for the sick, places for convalescents and other different places – where we carry out the classic quarantine – for those who have been in contact with the sick and are therefore suspect. This is reminiscent of current debates on general confinement where we have all become suspects. « 

Another resemblance is the « health passport » mentioned today to speed up deconfinement. In 1720, it was a pass, different from the « derogatory displacement authorization » of 2020. « It is a kind of collective screening certificate. Residents of a town which was not affected by the epidemic could obtain permission to move. « 

The document shows the example of an Alexander, of « mediocre » stature and with « brown » hair, living in Remoulins in the Gard. “The plague raging in Avignon, not far from there, which made the inhabitants of the sector a priori suspect. The magistrate therefore had to issue an authorization so that the person could go to a territory which was not affected. Obviously the Tarn, in this case. « 

Other times, other customs

On the other hand, certain instructions of the time can shock. Illustration with two passages from the document: « If someone who has been consigned escapes, they will make him break his head » or « We must have all dogs and cats killed, both inside and outside. ‘outside the blockade, at least a league away (…). Although these animals do not take evil, they communicate it very often ”.

« The rigor of the treatment reserved for those who try to cross the cords, as well as for our domestic animals, is explained by the absolute will to limit movement, and the repeated observation that these animals also seem to transmit the plague, because their fleas are responsible for their misfortune, ”observes Patrice Bourdelais.

Aid to the needy

But solidarity already existed at the time. Thus, the « general instructions » end with this paragraph: « The fines that must be ordered often for tickets that do not deserve death will be applied to the poor of the place. And the best use we can make of it is to use them to buy clothes for them, instead of those that have been burned. « 

“Indeed, all those who had to let their clothes burn, even their house, are rescued by the community, charity and alms. The Christian works were very numerous, recalls the historian. And the amount of fines imposed for violating certain rules can also be mobilized for this purpose. « Today, we would call it a subsidy or state aid.

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Coronavirus: Beijing Bans « Uncivilized » Behavior – Insurance for dogs


Beijing will ban from June 1 a series of behaviors deemed « uncivilized » to improve hygiene in public places in the midst of a new coronavirus pandemic, the municipality said on Sunday.

China, which officially records more than 82,000 people infected with Covid-19 on its soil and 4,632 deaths, was the first country affected by the disease.

The end of the “Beijing bikini”

Sneezing or coughing without covering your nose or mouth and not wearing a mask in public in case of illness are now part of a new list of offenses in the Chinese capital.

Citizens are also required to « dress properly » in public and not to go bare-chested – an apparent reference to the so-called « Beijing bikini » practice, when in summer many men are used to strolling and wander in the air and the t-shirt pulled up.

The new regulations also require the installation of markings for social distancing in public places.

« Social Credit »

Beijing, a city of more than 20 million, already discourages a range of « uncivilized » behavior, including spitting in public, throwing litter anywhere, walking dogs on a leash, and smoking in places where this is prohibited. But in reality, the regulations are not always respected and certain habits have not completely disappeared.

The latest rules – adopted on Friday – also encourage the police to report serious crimes, which can affect a person’s « social credit ».

China has started in recent years to put in place different « social credit » systems that give points to « good » citizens but can prevent others from taking the train, plane, or making a reservation. ‘hotel. The Beijing metro announced last May that it had started to take away points from travelers who eat inside the trains.

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A virus dangerous for wild boars and dogs appeared in the Allier – Insurance for dogs


A case of Aujeszky’s disease was detected in early March in Beaulon, near Moulins, at the home of a boar breeder, intended to be sold to private hunting parks.

Information is provided by the World Organization for Animal Health (OMSA) to view by clicking here.

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The breeder concerned, Franck Tascon, is angry because he does not know the origin of the contagion: « I work flawlessly, with my veterinarian in Dompierre. My breeding is healthy. I don’t buy wild boars, especially not abroad. I exchange my males every three years with other French farms ”.

All the wild boars in Franck Tascon’s park should have been killed, but the confinement halted the procedure.
“I have a suspicious case and a positive case. I isolated the two boars concerned in a separate park. « 

If Franck Tascon is angry, it is because he learned, after the disease declared at home, that two other private parks near his home were affected by the disease at the beginning of the year.

Three affected farms

In January, a first park located in Chevagnes was affected, that of Jean-Christophe de Monspey, who confirmed to our colleagues at France 3: « Every year, we have the obligation to carry out checks. 40 wild boars from my farm have been tested, one of them, only one, has tested positive for this virus. « 
Following this discovery, all of its livestock were slaughtered as provided for by French regulations and a period of 21 days of crawl space was observed after the disinfection of the site.

In the process, authorities controlled a second park, located nearby, in Montbeugny, where Aujeszky’s disease was detected and the animals slaughtered.

The third source of contamination detected, at Beaulon, at Franck Tascon’s, would have been made possible « through the park’s fence, by other specimens of non-captive wildlife », indicates the OMSA report, dated 21 April 2020. An insufficient hypothesis the hunters of the Allier, in particular their president, Jean-Pierre Gaillard.

« There is nothing to confirm that the transmission was from wild fauna to farm animals or, first of all, from farm animals to wild fauna. We would need analyzes on wild boars in an open environment but we were warned by the State only after the third case at Beaulon. It was 15 days before confinement. Now we will have to wait for the hunt to reopen to conduct these analyzes. « 

Deadly disease for dogs

Aujeszky’s disease, extremely rare in France, is not transmissible to humans. However, it is fatal for dogs, « in 48 to 72 hours, » says Jean-Pierre Gaillard.

The president of the hunters invites all the canine owners in Sologne bourbonnaise to the prudence, when the authorization will be given to them to walk and to hunt.

Meanwhile, Franck Tascon’s sick animals are confined to his home in Beaulon and his anger does not weaken.

President of the national union of game producers, Jean-Christophe Chastang follows the operation carefully: “Mr. Tascon is a model breeder, who plays the game, very attentive to these animals. He also raises mallards. We will ensure that the State compensates him correctly for the slaughter. In any case, I trust the state services and the direction of Agriculture to stop the contagion. Perhaps, in the future, the procedures can be improved, this will be discussed between the State and the representatives of the sector. « 

There are 47 wild boar farms in the Allier.

Stéphanie Ména

If pigs can also be affected by Aujeszky’s disease, no epidemiological link with surrounding domestic pig farms is known.
The president of the Allier chamber of agriculture, Patrice Bonnin, also underlines the extent to which the system is « secure in pig farms » and « very frequent » health checks.

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doubts of independent shelters regarding adoption conditions during confinement – Insurance for dogs


While adoptions of abandoned animals are once again authorized, with a simplified procedure, animal protection associations are divided on what to do, despite the enormous financial difficulties they face.

« The two of us work 18 hours a day to care for 700 animals, most of which are for adoption. » Verena Fiegl is resigned. In charge of the survivors’ farm, the manager of this large area of ​​29 hectares located in the Lot hosts « animals that other shelters do not take ». Stray dogs from Romania having spent several years on the street, sheep or goats with disabilities, but also wild cats and sixty horses which can no longer be ridden.

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Here, as with many other animal welfare associations, the situation has become perilous since the start of the confinement period linked to the coronavirus epidemic.

Our capacity for dogs is 50 animals, but we have exceeded it and the situation is critical today.Verena Fiegl, The farm of the survivorsat franceinfo

500 kilometers away, south of Le Mans (Sarthe), in La petite maison des animaux, we share the same philosophy. The same distress too. In charge of around sixty animals roaming free on one hectare, Bernard and Marie-Christine Bousmaha have followed the recommendations of the government to the letter since the start of the confinement imposed to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic. « No one has returned or left the shelter since, because our priority is the animals », says Bernard Bousmaha. But without any adoption for more than a month, the financial situation of the refuge is today in the red.

« It is the first time that it has been so complicated for us financially. We have not had a single donation of money since the beginning of the year. And we are not the only ones. Too much in debt, an association held by friends has just put the key under the door, and all the animals had to leave in host families « , notes his manager, annoyed.

At the survivors’ farm too, times are tough. Even if the association is subsidized, in particular by the Brigitte Bardot Foundation and the 30 Million Friends Foundation, all food collections have been canceled since mid-March. In great financial difficulty, these independent associations of the national SPA (they would be more than 400 on the whole territory) should be relieved by the recent decision taken by the Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner. Since April 16 and under certain conditions, it is now possible to move to shelters to be able to adopt an animal during general confinement.

Yoschi is a male survivor from Romania. He has been on The Survivors’ Farm for three years and is now for adoption. (DR)

But while at the SPA, we are delighted by the influx of adoption requests (more than 7,000 received in three days, for ten times less animals to adopt, according to its president interviewed by franceinfo), the reaction is more mixed in many independent shelters. « We receive around twenty calls a day, and everyone wants a dog. But even if it is urgent to adopt our animals because we are full, we ask people who call us to wait until the end of the confinement »says Verena Fiegl, who easily justifies her decision.

« Our dogs are for the most part very fearful. They are complicated animals which will require a lot of investment, which you will not be able to walk overnight, for example, specifies the manager of La ferme des rescapés. If you want a dog to jog in the evening, it will not be possible right away, you have to be aware of it. « 

At The Little Animal House, we are not for resumption of adoptions as long as we are confined. « When we adopt an animal, we have to see where it will live, with which people, and we must be able to do a check after 15 days to make sure everything is going well, explains Bernard Bousmaha. It is imperative that there is physical contact between the animal and the one who adopts it « .

Just as the contact of the skin between humans is important, the animal must feel the person who will adopt it.Bernard Bousmaha, The little animal houseat franceinfo

An imperative almost impossible to meet since the joint adoption permitted by the government only authorizes the movement of one person to go and recover the animal, previously chosen online, on photos and description. A device that poses a problem for Verena Fiegl. « Even with the best will in the world, some people are perfect for one dog and zero for another. But above all, it sometimes happens that the animal gets along well with the man and not well with his wife, or vice versa, and these situations can subsequently create conflicts in families « , specifies the manager of La ferme des rescapés.

Not to mention that the announcement of this new device has generated dozens of phone calls. In these small, often family-run structures that operate with only a few people, having to respond to requests several dozen times a day can be very restrictive. But for shelters that have chosen to allow these adoptions, this is an essential step in the process.

Since the announcement of the possible resumption of adoptions, Alice Tabut, she does not hide her relief. « We have had many arrivals and no departures since confinement, so necessarily, even if the veterinary services authorize a few animals in addition to what is normally authorized, it becomes very complicated », confides this manager of the association La tribu de Sapeur located in Varaville (Calvados), which is crumbling today under calls.

« We receive 120 phone calls a day, compared to about thirty usually », notes the young woman. Requests that must be treated with the utmost seriousness. « We talk a lot about the expectations of adopters. Obviously, if you are in the studio and you want a big dog, or if you are an 80-year-old lady who wants a puppy, it will be no », comments Alice Tabut. A categorical refusal which sometimes gives rise to misunderstandings, even insults.

People do not necessarily understand that it is not first come, first served.Alice Tabut, The Sapper Tribeat franceinfo

And if the young woman redoubles her vigilance to make these adoptions possible under the best conditions, she still points to a big problem. In understaffing, veterinarians in his region refuse to stink and vaccinate animals. Acts that are not considered vital emergencies, and yet essential for her to separate from an animal. « Everyone wants to adopt a kitten because it is the period of birth, but this is not possible until the veterinarians do not agree to identify and vaccinate them », comments Alice Tabut spitefully.

At the Refuge de l’Espoir in Pierrelatte (Drôme), we also made the choice to allow these adoptions. A decision mainly motivated by the financial difficulties encountered by the association, although the refuge is not at all saturated. « We favor the well-being of our animals, so we allow adoptions by having ultra selective criteria, reassures Sabrina Degrange, secretary of the association. And finally, this period of confinement will allow new masters to spend time with their new animal. It is even ideal for a cat, since it is usually recommended not to let the animal out for the first three weeks after adoption, so that it gets used to its new environment. « 

And if all the shelters are not on the same line about adoptions in confinement, they agree on one thing. Cut off from the public, trainers now have more time to devote themselves to animals. « In the end, it’s better that it is now by appointment, notes Alice Tabut. We no longer have families who come to visit on Sunday afternoon as if we were a zoo. So we ask ourselves the question of continuing to operate like this, after deconfinement « .

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COVID-19: discounts on my insurance premiums – Insurance for Pets


A text by Isabelle Roberge from The bill

1- Insurers offer discounts on automobile insurance premiums. How to take advantage of it?

Almost without exception, all the insurers contacted by The bill offer a 15%, 20% or even 25% discount on one, two, three monthly payments and sometimes more. For some, this discount is automatic, while others ask you to contact them.

NO NEED TO CONTACT :

SSQ insurance : 20% discount on the premium, covering collective confinement every month from April 1, 2020

La Capitale (and its subsidiary L’Unique) : 20% discount on the monthly premium, automatically calculated on the premium for each month of confinement from April 1, 2020

– Industrial Alliance : 20% discount for the months of April and May, and possible extension.

– Allstate, Pembridge and Pafco : a single 25% discount for a single monthly payment. Check to come in May.

YOU MUST CONTACT THEM :

– Gardens : temporary discount on monthly payments for 3 months if you do not drive to go to work or make deliveries. The form must be completed by May 31, 2020. Or an annual premium reduction based on the mileage reported.

– Promutual : discount for three months, calculated according to the reduction in the use of the vehicle. The form must be completed by May 31, 2020.

– Intact Insurance and belairdirect : adjustment of the premium according to the mileage declared for three months, a reduction evaluated on average at 15%. Premium reduction of 75% per month, on average, when customers park and store their vehicle safely.

– TD Insurance : reduction of the premium until July 16, 2020 for customers who use their car less.

– RSA : premium reduction until June 30 for customers who use their car less

– Aviva Canada : adjustment of the premium according to the mileage declared for three months, a reduction evaluated on average at 15%. Premium reduction of 75% per month, on average, when customers park and store their vehicle safely.

Do you deliver food, groceries or medicine during the pandemic? Be aware that several insurers will not increase your premium.

This is the case for SSQ Insurance, Intact Insurance, belairdirect, Allstate, RSA, Aviva, TD Insurance and Desjardins.

However, if you deliver through third-party apps or services like UberEats, Skip, or DoorDash, you’re generally not covered.

Insurers are following the same policy as before the containment, said Christopher Johnson, outgoing president of the Regroupement des cabinets de courtage assurances du Québec (RCCAQ).

He advises deliverers, even volunteers, to notify their insurer, so as not to be caught off guard if an accident occurs: an insurance contract is a good faith contract.

2 – I had a sharp increase in my auto insurance premiums in 2020. Since my insurer is now offering me a discount during the COVID-19 period, does that mean that the premiums will go down?

Keep in mind that these discounts and reductions offered at this time are temporary. Insurers don’t give you a gift: they simply give their customers the money they are currently saving on claims.

It’s still the law of large numberssums up Christopher Johnson, outgoing president of the Regroupement des cabinets de courtage d’assurance du Québec (RCCAQ).

From mid-March, people were confined. We saw the result on the roads. Cars do not travel, so there is less risk of accident and therefore fewer claims for insurers.

Please note: No insurer is currently offering such a gift to owners of RVs, motorcycles or snowmobiles.

So far, the majority of insurers have focused on auto insurance policies in these pandemic times.

Power Corporation of Canada Research Chair in Pension and Insurance, Martin Boyer, explains:

lost leader in the area. This is not a contract on which insurers make money. They use this contract to get lists of clients who would also need the other insurance companies make real money with: home insurance, liability, identity theft and the rest of the range of profits. « , » text « : » In fact, auto insurance is considered a lost leader in the industry. This is not a contract on which insurers make money. They use this contract to get lists of clients who would also need the other insurance companies make real money with: home insurance, liability, identity theft and the rest of the range of profits. « }} » lang = « en »>In fact, auto insurance is considered a lost leader in the area. This is not a contract on which insurers make money. They use this contract to get lists of customers who would also need the other insurance companies make real money with: home insurance, liability, identity theft and the rest of the profit spectrum.

The HEC Montreal professor adds that competition in auto insurance is fierce at all times.

And while home insurance peaks in the summer when you move, auto insurance doesn’t experience such a turning point in the year, which means that every month, there are a twelfth of people who shop….

By demonstrating their flexibility in COVID-19 time, insurers hope to seek new customers or, at least, not to lose those they already have …

Martin Boyer, HEC Montreal

3 – Why is there no rebate or rebate in home insurance as is the case for auto insurance?

Currently, in home insurance, the risk has not diminished. It has even increased!, points out Martin Boyer of HEC Montréal.

Yes, the number of thefts is currently decreasing, but the value of theft claims is minor in the industry. What accounts for the bulk of the claims, says Boyer, are fires and water damage, such as a faucet left on for a long time. I would argue that due to human negligence, there is more risk during a period of confinement!

The argument is supported by Christopher Johnson of the RCCAQ, who nevertheless points out that more occupants could prevent a water damage or a fire from spreading.

But COVID-19 will not erase torrential rains or fires, he recalls. And more residents in the home means more risk of causing damage. Not to mention the risk posed by the work that has to be postponed, for example: that a master roofer comes to change your roof which is aging.

Some insurers still accept to take… risks.

TD Insurance and Desjardins automatically increase the coverage limit provided for in home insurance contracts for goods used to work from home, such as computer equipment or a chair, automatically and for all their customers. ergonomic.

At SSQ Insurance, telework will not affect insurance premiums either, as at RSA, Aviva, La Capitale, and Unique.

If you temporarily provide child care for a number reasonable children to help families affected by COVID-19, Intact Insurance and belairdirect extend your coverage for the duration of the crisis, at no cost.

Although these offers are often automatic, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) suggests that consumers inform their insurer or broker of the new use made of their home. In some cases, the responsibility for insuring would rest with the employer.

I could not predict how the law will be interpreted, since in this case, telework is not the choice of an individual, it is an obligation, says HEC Montréal professor Martin Boyer, who therefore suggests that teleworkers check with their insurer and their employer.

: we agreed to lend you the equipment, but we never forced you to take it to work … « , » text « : » Imagine computers being stolen, containing lists of customers … who is responsible civil liability?, he argues. Or, a short circuit in your equipment loaned by the office burns your house: who is responsible? Your insurer may argue that you did not inform them that you now have your home office and that it was your employer’s equipment that caused the fire. You then turn to your employer who tells you: we agreed to lend you the equipment, but we never forced you to take it to work … « }} » lang = « en »>Imagine that computers are stolen, containing lists of customers… who is responsible for the civil liability ?, he argues. Or, a short circuit in your equipment loaned by the office burns your house: who is responsible? Your insurer may argue that you did not inform them that you now have your home office and that it was your employer’s equipment that caused the fire. You then turn to your employer who tells you: we agreed to lend you the equipment, but we never forced you to take it to work …

4- I would like to reduce my monthly premiums in home insurance. Is it a good idea?

Consider your needs carefully, but resist the urge to reduce your coverage at all costs, advise our three experts and BAC.

Not only because containment can mean higher risk of fire and damage, but also because our home is our biggest investment, insists Christopher Johnson of the RCCAQ.

For this reason, he confirms, few clients have contacted brokers to explore this avenue.

As soon as you have a mortgage on your house, you need at least fire insurance, says Daniel Gardner. Otherwise, you will default with your mortgage lender who will lose the full value of his loan in the event of a fire.

The specialist in civil liability deplores the fact that too often of consumers shop more for a premium than a protection, so do not take the protections that would be interesting for them.

All in all, if you absolutely want to reduce your premiums, the three specialists consulted by The bill consider it preferable to increase the deductible provided for in the contract.

Martin Boyer summarizes: 000$. Once the fire is declared, the catastrophe is not to pay a high deductible, it is that the house burns « , » text « : » When a fire starts, it may ravage the whole house. A high deductible is better than agreeing to a reduction in coverage of $ 100,000. Once the fire is declared, the catastrophe is not to pay a high deductible, it is that the house burns « }} » lang = « en »>When a fire starts, it can destroy the whole house. A high deductible is better than agreeing to a reduction in coverage of $ 100,000. Once the fire is declared, the catastrophe is not to pay a high deductible, it is that the house burns down, says the professor at HEC Montréal.

The Quebec Insurance Brokerage Firm also notes that coverage is often offered as a package.

Therefore, withdrawing an endorsement, such as theft, may also remove other protections, such as bringing animals into the home and the possible inherent havoc or infection.

For many clients, this period of confinement is the first time that they really look at their insurance contract, reports damage insurance broker Christopher Johnson. An opportunity, in fact, to check whether it is possible to benefit from better protection with a small premium increase.

The time of confinement is also a good time to shop for your insurer.

However, changing your insurer during the contract may result in the cancellation penalty, which increases with the number of months remaining in the contract.

Not to mention that often, says Johnson, people have their car and home contracts with the same insurer. If they keep only one of them, they are penalized.

The consumer should ask himself for each change, for each economy he is currently making, what long-term financial impacts could arise in the event of a claim.

Christopher Johnson of the RCCAQ, President and Broker, AMR Assurances Multi-Risques

5- My finances are very tight. Can I defer payment of my insurance premiums, as is the case with other financial products?

Several insurers approached by The bill, like Allstate, Aviva, Desjardins, Industrielle Alliance (iA), Intact assurance et belairdirect, Promutuel, SSQ Assurance and TD Assurance, offer their customers to defer the payment of one or more premiums, mainly for auto insurance and dwelling.

Some of them extend this offer to life insurance and health insurance: this is the case for Canada Life and IA Financial Group. The latter even adds critical illness, disability and personal injury insurance to the list.

Contact your insurer to see the terms or fill out the form on their website. Many can defer one, two or even three monthly payments, up to three months. The answer varies by company, customer, and even by product. For example, Industrial Alliance allows deferral of up to 60 days for auto insurance, but 90 days for life, critical illness, disability and personal injury insurance.

Also check the deadline for submitting such a request. For example, you have until May 31, 2020 at Industrielle Alliance, which allows you to carry over a single monthly payment.

Are the savings interesting? Paying an insurance premium doesn’t compare to a mortgage, says Anne Morin of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), which represents 90% of the damage insurance market in the country for individuals (such as home and auto insurance) and for businesses.

The average auto insurance premium is $ 600 a year, so $ 50 a month. In home insurance, the average premium is around $ 700 to $ 800 per year.

Anne Morin of the Insurance Bureau of Canada

Despite everything, the measure is popular.

According to what our members report to us, many calls received relate to the deferral of payment, both for individuals and businesses, reports Christopher Johnson, the outgoing president of the RCCAQ.

His office alone, AMR Assurances Multi-Risques, receives around 100 calls a week on the subject.

Mr. Johnson confirms that during carryover, customers continue to be insured, coverage is not suspended.

Provided, of course, to reimburse one day.

6- If I postpone my payments, will I have to pay interest when reimbursing these deferred premiums?

This is the good news: there are no fees or interest for most insurers! When asked about this, Intact Insurance and belairdirect, Desjardins, SSQ Insurance, Promutuel Insurance, and Canada Life all agreed not to charge any fees or interest to defer payments.

If in doubt, check with your company anyway.

And how will you reimburse these payments? Again, the terms vary.

SSQ Insurance explains that, for its part, the situation is analyzed on a case-by-case basis and may depend on the expiry date of the contract in force.

Desjardins Insurance can, for its part, $ in bonuses, so that’s 300$ which will be spread « , » text « : » postpone the full payment of the deferral to the resumption of payments, or offer to spread the deferral over the number of payments remaining at the end of the insurance contract. If the equivalent of $ 300 in premiums is carried over, then $ 300 will be spread « }} » lang = « en »>postpone the full payment of the deferral to the resumption of payments, or offer to spread the deferral over the number of payments remaining at the end of the insurance contract. If the equivalent of $ 300 in premiums is carried over, then $ 300 will be spread out.

Promutuel will spread the amount equally over the withdrawals remaining in the contract, while Industrial Alliance offers to distribute the reimbursement over the payments for the following 12 months.

Intact Insurance and belairdirect offer you to do all of this, or simply add the entire payment on the next payment.

To have! Ask your company.

7- Will I still be covered if I default on payment?

No doubt, but don’t assume. Check it out.

TD Insurance announces: We temporarily suspended home and auto insurance cancellations for non-payment.

Aviva Canada says it will continue to provide insurance protection during this period.

The measure is followed by several insurers due to the exceptional situation, confirms the BAC, which adds that you must however notify your insurer immediately. Note that before canceling your policy, the insurer must send you a notice.

In the next three months, several companies also agree not to charge you the usual fees for checks or bad pre-authorized payments. This is the case for Aviva Canada, RSA, SSQ Insurance, Intact Insurance, belairdirect and TD Insurance, among others.

On the other hand, that does not save you the costs that the bank, it, can impose you for this same default of payment.

So also check with your bank.

8- Do insurers offer the same relief measures to all their customers?

No. For example, some of the insurers only benefit their clients if they experience special conditions, such as having been quarantined or having to leave their job to take care of a loved one. This is the case with Industrial Alliance.

Otherwise, all insurers offer you tailor-made services. This is the case, among others, of Intact Insurance and its belairdirect subsidiary: As our clients’ situations are unique, we work with each of them to find the solution that best meets their needs., explains her representative Carine Salvi to The bill. This allows us to be more flexible and adapt our financial relief measures to individual circumstances.

SSQ Insurance, La Capitale, L’Unique and SunLife and RSA also prefer to examine your file before promising you anything.

Nothing in law obliges insurers to make an accommodation, says Daniel Gardner of Laval University.

They do it for competition reasons first. And if they want to see the head of the client, it is because they want to keep some leeway and not be forced to give the same accommodations to everyone. In the business, there are insured people who are happy to get rid of…

Martin Boyer of HEC Montréal does not rule out this hypothesis. But, he said, competition weighs more heavily on insurers’ decision to offer tailor-made.

The world has time to shop for insurance these days …, he points out.

He even believes that it would be advantageous to renegotiate his contract now.

Under financial pressure from the COVID-19 crisis and with falling interest rates and a very likely recession in sight, he said, insurers could raise premiums even higher next year.

9 – After the COVID-19 episode, will insurers lower premiums to help their customers?

The specialists consulted by The bill doubt that insurers will continue to show as much flexibility.

According to them, it is very unlikely that your next premiums will be down … on the contrary.

In fact, the increase that many of you already noticed in your insurance premiums in early 2020 may even continue.

Why this increase? Insurers around the world have been facing profitability problems for several months because of low stock market returns and the rising value of claims, explains the RCCAQ.

Insurers therefore had to correct the situation, confirms Christopher Johnson: %, 30%, up to 40% for individuals. For businesses, it was up to 200%. « , » text « : » For 2020, before COVID-19, this market correction meant an increase in premiums of 20%, 30%, up to 40% for individuals. For businesses, it was up to 200%. « }} » Lang = « en »>For this year 2020, before COVID-19, this market correction meant an increase in premiums 20%, 30%, up to 40% for individuals. For businesses, it was up to 200%.

There is no reason why the insurance companies would stop this increase in premiums. Insurers are currently below international capital standards.

Martin Boyer, professor at HEC Montréal

This is because insurers have to back up their business with large sums of money to be able to sell insurance and to be able to reimburse possible claims. However, with the low stock market returns they derive from your premiums, they have no leeway.

And the risks have not decreased, and the value of the constructions has not decreased.

Christopher Johnson agrees that this correction is still necessary to avoid the bankruptcy of insurers, and especially the loss of protection of their insured, but he implores insurers to give people a break so they can absorb.

The future will tell us if it has been heard.

Isabelle Roberge is a research journalist on the show The bill

Find answers to your consumption questions in THE COVID-19 AND YOU section of The bill.

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Insurance for Dogs

To fight the pandemic, dogs are trained to smell the coronavirus – Insurance for dogs


wet truffle ? An association supported by British researchers is trying to train dogs to identify people carrying the new coronavirus, after several successful tests with other diseases. « Data-reactid = » 12 « > Towards a » rapid and non-invasive diagnosis  » … and at the wet truffle ? An association supported by British researchers is trying to train dogs to spot people carrying the new coronavirus, after several successful tests with other diseases.

We think that dogs can detect Covid-19 and they will be able to screen hundreds of people very quickly to find out who should be tested and isolated « Claire Guest, founder and CEO of the association, told AFP Medical Detection Dogs. « data-reactid = » 13 « > » We think that dogs can detect Covid-19 and they will be able to screen hundreds of people very quickly to find out who should be tested and isolated « Claire Guest, founder and CEO of the association, told AFP Medical Detection Dogs.

The dog’s sense of smell would allow a rapid and non-invasive diagnosis. © Khalil Mazraawi, AFP

Dogs’ Flair Could Control Spread of Coronavirus

recognize the smell of the virus among several samples. They must then report when they find it, before being rewarded. « & Nbsp;We have evidence that dogs can detect bacteria and other diseases, so we think this project will make a huge difference in the ability to control the spread of Covid-19. « Added Ms. Guest. » Data-reactid = « 26 »> In his training center in Milton Keynes, in central England, dogs are trained at recognize the smell of the virus among several samples. They must then report when they find it, before being rewarded.  » We have evidence that dogs can detect bacteria and other diseases, so we think this project will make a huge difference in the ability to control the spread of Covid-19. Added Ms. Guest.

detect cancer, bacterial infections or Parkinson’s disease. She has been working since last month in collaboration with researchers from the & nbsp;London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Durham. The three partners & nbsp; also contacted the government to explain how the man’s best friend could prove to be a precious ally in the fight against the pandemic. « data-reactid = » 27 « > His association has already trained canids to detect cancer, bacterial infections or Parkinson’s disease. She has been working for the past month in collaboration with researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Durham. The three partners also contacted the government to explain how the man’s best friend could prove to be a precious ally in the fight against the pandemic.

dogs to spot the Covid-19. It will involve making them sniff samples and teaching them to report when they find it. Dogs are also able to detect subtle changes in temperature of the skin, and could … « data-reactid = » 28 « > The association explains that the process would be the same to teach dogs to spot the Covid-19. It will involve making them sniff samples and teaching them to report when they find it. Dogs are also able to detect subtle changes in temperature of the skin, and could …

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Suspected outbreaks of 30 rabbit hemorrhagic disease (Ministry) – Insurance for dogs


Dakar, Apr 22 (APS) – The Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Animal Production declares that it has been informed of suspicions reporting the appearance, since March 20, of 30 foci of rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Dakar, Pikine and Thiès.

‘’ Suspected outbreaks of rabbit hemorrhagic disease have been reported in the departments of Dakar, Pikine and Thiès since March 30, 2020. As of April 21, 2020, a total of 30 outbreaks have been reported. The other regions have not yet reported any cases,  » the same source said.

The Ministry of Livestock reports that of 562 rabbits, 521 have been infected, of which 401 have died from the disease. Morbidity and mortality rates are 92.70% and 71.35% respectively, he said.

‘’ Indeed, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, caused by a calicivirus, is highly contagious and fatal. However, it is not transmissible to humans, so it is not a zoonosis  », reassures the press release.

To prevent the spread of the disease, the Ministry of Livestock says it has taken several precautionary measures.

He therefore requested the alerting of agents to ensure regular reporting of cases, then the sending of the first samples to the Institut Pasteur in Dakar, due to the temporary closure of the national Livestock and veterinary research laboratory. from Dakar.

The Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Animal Production has also focused on raising the awareness of breeders encountered during the fact-finding mission to the department of Thiès. Emphasis was placed on the implementation of biosecurity measures in animal husbandry, including quarantine, burial, incineration, cleaning, disinfection and separation of species.

It also provided disinfectants to the regional livestock and animal production departments of Thiès and Dakar affected by the disease.

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Insurance for Dogs

Combine: wild boar farms affected by Aujeszky’s disease – Insurance for dogs


One virus can hide another! The Allier prefecture confirmed on April 24 that a case of Aujeszky’s disease had recently appeared in Beaulon, near Moulins, with a boar breeder. The information is also provided by the World Organization for Animal Health. These are animals « Detained for a release in the forest in connection with hunting » according to this organization. « The contamination would have been made, through the fence of the park, by other specimens of the non captive wild fauna », indicates a report of April 21, 2020, « without epidemiological link with domestic pig farms ».

The mayor of Beaulon is surprised, he has received no official information. But he has been aware of rumors for ten days concerning a health problem in his commune.
« It would be a park of about 30 hectares with oaks and coppices where are raised a hundred wild boars that the owner raises to resell them to large hunting estates », explains Alain Lognon.
The mayor continues: « The state will have to assume its responsibilities, the law provides for the slaughter of all infected farm animals because it is a very contagious disease ». Contagious certainly, but harmless to humans, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Three neighboring farms affected

In fact, a first case of Aujeszky’s disease was discovered at the start of the year in a wild boar farm in Chevagnes in the Allier during a prophylaxis operation. The owner of the park, Jean-Christophe De Monspey, confirms: « Every year we have the obligation to carry out checks. 40 wild boars from my farm have been tested, one of them, only one, has tested positive for this virus « .
Following this discovery, all of its livestock was slaughtered as provided for by French regulations and a period of 21 days of crawl space was observed after the disinfection of the site. Since then, farming has resumed.
Following this first discovery, the public authorities launched checks within a radius of 5 kilometers.
Aujeszky’s disease was thus detected in another wild boar park in Montbeugny, again leading to the slaughter of animals.
More recently, in March, 15 blood samples were taken from the wild boars of Gilberte Tascon and his son Franck in the neighboring commune of Beaulon, still north of Sologne. Two cases turned out to be positive, two young animals 6-7 months old, said the farmer whose herd should soon be slaughtered too. « I noticed it because they ate less and ran little », she explains. «  It’s a bad economic deal, these are animals that we sell in hunting parks in the Marne ”, says Gilberte who also raises wild ducks. Like her neighbor Chevagnes, she says this is the first time that this animal virus has appeared on her farm, created some twenty years ago.

A virus not transmissible to humans

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, « Aujeszky’s disease is a highly contagious viral disease (virus of the family Herpesviridae) which affects domestic and wild swine (pigs and wild boars) and accidentally carnivores and ruminants ».
The ministry said that this virus is not transmissible to humans and that mainland France (excluding Corsica) is recognized free from the disease in pig farms, but recognizes that it circulates in wild boars.
Cases are rare. In 2019, two outbreaks were confirmed in two cured pig farms in the Alpes de Haute-Provence and Vaucluse.
When the presence of the virus is proven, the prefecture takes an « declaration of infection » order. An epidemiological investigation is conducted in neighboring farms within a radius of 5 kilometers.
There is a vaccine against Aujeszky’s disease for pigs, but vaccination is now banned in officially free territories, following recommendations from the World Organization for Animal Health.
In the Allier, this multiplication of cases particularly worries the hunting federation because the disease is contagious to dogs and often fatal. It also worries the many pig breeders in the department.

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the 10 most common diseases in dogs – Insurance for dogs


Like their owner, these animals, like others, can contract certain ailments. Whether benign or deadly, the reflex is to quickly bend over it in order to preserve the well-being of your animal. Among these, we find diseases very similar or even identical to those of humans such as tetanus, cystitis or kidney failure. Discover the 10 diseases most likely to be caught by dogs.

Think about your dog’s diet!

We tend to feed our dogs food that we think is good for their health. However, be aware that some are far more dangerous than others! For example :

  • Cherries, peaches, plums and apricots: these small fruits which we are particularly fond of in the summer season are harmful to dogs since they contain cyanogenic glycosides, a vegetable toxin causing intoxication or breathing difficulties
  • Fish and raw meats: certain animal proteins like fish and meats are not healthy for the dog because it can be contaminated by a parasite contained in a piece which would come to be ingested
  • Potato : although not fatal for dogs, potatoes are not the most digestible food for your pet. Prefer other vegetables such as carrots or zucchini
  • The pits and pips: just like cherries or peaches, the ingestion of pits and seeds will release cyanogenic glycosides, dangerous for your dog
  • Sweet drinks: we no longer present them, and for good reason: they have the same consequences for dogs as for humans (rapid weight gain, diabetes, cavities …)

Discover the 17 foods not to give to your dog!

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The main diseases of dogs – Caring for your dog every day – Insurance for dogs


Unfortunately your dog can get sick, here are the main canine diseases and pathologies, their symptoms and remedies:

Welcoming a new animal at home is always an emotional moment. But you have to keep in mind that like humans, these are vulnerable to specific diseases depending on the species.

So, as soon as your four-legged friend arrives, you must make sure to do so vaccinate against pathologies common at your veterinarian. They are often the cause of the main diseases of dogs.

Contagious hepatitis

Symptoms ofcontagious hepatitis are very similar to distemper and can be avoided through vaccination. The suffering animal may display all or part of the following signs:

– A high temperature that can exceed 40 degrees
– Loss of appetite and therefore weight
– Dehydration
– Swollen throat
– Vomiting
– Abundant diarrhea with blood loss
– Convulsions
– Opacity of the cornea which becomes more blue.

Distemper

Fearsome, the distemper causes in dogs symptoms that cannot escape the vigilance of its owner. Be careful if you detect the following clues: this viral infection is very contagious !

– High fever
– Cough
– Purulent discharge from the eyes and nostrils
– Diarrhea
– Vomiting
– Lack of appetite, weight loss
– Corneal opacity for the most severe cases

This disease can be prevented by having your dog vaccinated.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a very serious infectious and viral disease but fortunately avoidable if the dog is vaccinated. Its symptoms are:

– Abatement
– Strong dehydration
– Vomiting
– Hemorrhagic diarrhea
– Prostration
– Total loss of appetite
– Hyperthermia (increased body temperature)

Kennel cough

This disease is very common in puppies bought in high density dog ​​communities. As with the previous ones, you will save your pet a lot of pain by vaccinating upon acquisition (if it is not done yet).

Symptoms :

– Strong, faint cough with threat of pneumonia
– Inflammation of the pharynx
– Purulent discharge from the nostrils
– Draining of the eyes
– Lack of appetite and sadness
– Fever

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a highly contagious disease between dogs and is transmitted by rat droppings or polluted water. It results in the following signs:

– Vomiting
– Yellowish diarrhea then hemorrhagic
– Heart failure
– Renal failure
– Yellow mucous membranes

Rabies

Well known, rabies is probably the first disease that we spontaneously associate with dogs. The rabies vaccine will relieve you of this risk causing the following symptoms:

– Access of fury
– Profuse salivation
– Need to bite
– Paralysis of the pharynx in the final phase
– Asphyxiation.

Unfortunately for the animal, death is near when symptoms appear.

Piroplasmosis

This disease, also called tick fever, commonly appears in the fall. Very virulent, it is characterized by:

– Dark red urine
– Signs of anemia, jaundice (jaundice)
– Abatement
– Prostration
– Loss of appetite
– Hyperthermia

If you see these symptoms in your dog, run to your vet! He will administer it two injections 48 hours apart who can save your dog if it’s not too late.

Leishmaniasis and heartworm disease

These two infections are common around the Mediterranean and in tropical countries. They are transmitted by mosquitoes.

Symptoms of heartworm disease (heartworms):

– Fatigue during exercise
– Cough that settles
– Cardiac disorders which can cause secondary fainting.
– Lesions in other organs.

Regarding the leishmaniasis, symptoms are many and the dog may not experience them all. However, the most common are:

– Tired
– Weight loss of the face muscles
– Lack of appetite
– Cutaneous symptoms (the hairs fall especially at the level of the head and one observes fine and very abundant dandruff).

Tetanus

The dog can contract the tetanus during a walk for example. 5 to 20 days after, we can then observe the following signs:

– Impossible to open the mouth
– Abnormal contractures
– Abnormally erect and stiff ears
– Abnormal salivation
– Rigid approach

If you notice that your pet shows these signs, you should get to your vet right away. Tetanus is of course a disease against which your dog is normally vaccinated automatically if you have acquired it in a pet store.

For more information, don’t hesitate to consult our glossary of dog diseases

To protect your pet, also consider insuring it with a animal health insurance

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Sick dog: symptoms, detection, consultation – Insurance for dogs


A sick dog can express a whole series of symptoms, which alert your master. It is very important to always monitor the health of a dog, and to be alert to the slightest symptom of illness. And for good reason: the healing of a sick dog is always faster when the disease is detected at the earliest.

Sick dog: recognize the signs of a pathology

A dog that suffers from health problems will not necessarily express it to its owner. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the general condition of the dog, and to watch for any symptoms. Any attentive master can spot a health problem in his dog.

Detection of disease in dogs

If there is any doubt about the health of an animal, a detailed examination is necessary. Here are the essential steps to know if a dog is sick:

  • The taking temperature : the temperature of a dog must be between 38 and 39 °. Beyond that, the dog is feverish, which may indicate that his body is fighting an infection.
  • Thestool exam : dog’s droppings are a valuable indicator of good digestion. Difficulty in defecating, unusual or unnaturally colored stools, or chronic diarrhea may emphasize an allergy or digestive disorder in the dog.
  • Theurine exam : dark urine may indicate a kidney problem. Likewise, excessively regular urine can indicate diabetes.
  • Themucosal examination : the mucous membranes of the dog are also indicators of health disorders. The dog’s mucous membranes (around the gums) should be pink. The lining of the eye (inside the eyelid) should be white. A yellow or overly pale lining may indicate a liver problem or blood disorder.
  • The weight : the silhouette of a dog can also inform you about his health. Weight loss or obesity in dogs can indicate different eating or health problems.

Symptoms of a Dog’s Illness

The majority of dog diseases cause one or more symptoms, which can alert the master.

The most common symptoms in sick dogs are: listlessness; weightloss ; loss of appetite ; vomiting; diarrhea; Respiratory problem ; moans (pain); bleeding; cough; tremors and skin problems.

These symptoms are more or less obvious or dazzling. Certain illnesses can lead to weight loss over several months, which therefore does not immediately stand out, hence the importance of regularly monitor the dog’s health and to carry out a routine veterinary visit at least once a year.

Good to know : Any sudden change in a dog’s behavior should alert you. For example, if a calm dog suddenly becomes aggressive or agitated, this may indicate that he is suffering.

Consult a veterinarian

There are many infectious diseases in dogs. However, examining simple symptoms is not always enough to diagnose a disease.

For example, a dog who vomits can suffer from simple food poisoning as well as from a serious illness, such as canine parvovirus. It is therefore important to consult a veterinarian when you think your dog is sick.

For puppies

Puppies are the first victims of diseases because their body is still fragile. This is why it is essential to carefully monitor the health of his puppies.

When a puppy expresses the first symptoms of an illness (vomiting, cough, etc.), consult a veterinarian immediately. Indeed, a puppy’s health is very fragile, and some lightning diseases can cause death within hours. It is therefore better not to take any risks.

For adult dogs

For an adult dog, veterinary consultation is recommended in the case of symptoms:

  • Lightning : If the dog’s state of health drops suddenly, consult a veterinarian immediately.
  • Chronicles : If a dog regularly suffers from the same disorders (for example a drop in energy or digestive disorders), have it examined by your veterinarian.
  • Worrying : in case of alarming symptoms (tremors, bleeding, etc.), consult the veterinarian urgently.

Good to know : It is not necessarily necessary to take an adult dog to the veterinarian as soon as diarrhea appears. However, be alert to the health of any dog ​​that suffers from one or more symptoms, even if they appear mild.

In case of doubt about the dog’s state of health, or worsening of its symptoms, it is better to consult a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Protect your dog from disease

To conclude on the subject, remember that there are simple actions to protect your dog from a large number of diseases:

  • Make sure the dog is vaccinated as soon as necessary.
  • Consider applying antiparasitics for dogs, to avoid any disease related to fleas, ticks and other parasites.
  • Choose one quality food for the animal, so as to strengthen its organism.
  • Consult your veterinarian at least once a year for a health check.

These various precautions can limit the risk of health problems in dogs, and ensure their well-being.

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at the Palmyra zoo, life goes on without visitors – Insurance for Pets



How is life in a zoo in times of confinement? The Palmyre zoo in Charente-Maritime closed on March 17, but life did not stop there.

On the vet’s table, a small bat is waiting to be examined. Before that, you have to fall asleep. « We put him to sleep with gas, explains Thierry Petit. The bats are very receptive to this gas and it will be very fast. «  The veterinarian of the Palmyre zoo (Charente-Maritime) is concerned about the stunted growth of this Rodrigue’s dogfish. After the medical examination, he took the opportunity to carry out some tests. « We will take blood, we will see if they have been in contact with certain viruses. This is the way we work, we do what we have to do, and when we have the animals on hand, we profit. « 

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1,600 animals live on the 18 hectares of the park. Despite the confinement linked to the coronavirus, they continue their life, under the watchful eye of zoo employees. In the monkey enclosure, the chimpanzees await the arrival of the trainer and his pail of pellets. Monkeys, whose genetic makeup is very similar to that of humans, are susceptible to viruses. Elliott, their healer, redoubles his vigilance during this period. « We change before entering the building », explains the trainer. We have footbaths, we use gloves almost permanently in the building, and as soon as we are near the monkeys, we already wear a mask. Of course, we are even more careful when we are close to the monkeys. « 

Eliott, the trainer of monkeys at the Palmyre zoo, April 24, 2020. (SEBASTIEN BAER / LAURENT MACCHIETTI / RADIO FRANCE)

Apart from the presence of the trainers, the zoo’s paths are empty, far from the hustle and bustle that surrounds the passage of thousands of daily visitors in normal times. There is an unusual calm that intrigues some species, notes Jérôme Darriet, the animal manager: « The animals get used to the visitors. For example, on the African plain, you have zebras, wildebeests, impalas … it is enough that I pass with my bicycle and there, I see them approaching. »

Inevitably, with confinement, the sea lions’ aquatic spectacle is suspended, which does not prevent mammals from having fun in their pond. Their trainer Dimiter Ivanov continues to train them every day. « If we don’t do this every day, after a while, there will be gestures that may be forgotten », he says.

Each week, 250 kilos of meat and more than three tonnes of carrots, apples, salads, oranges and bananas are delivered to the zoo. For the park, deprived of entrance ticket receipts, the situation is delicate. Its director, Pierre Caillé, worries about the treasury: « What is the horizon for reopening? Because really, the important period for the parks is from April to August. The rest of the year, it must be understood that the volume of charges is greater than revenues. If zero visitors are received from March to August, more than 80% of turnover is lost. « 

Animal transfers also had to be stopped. Palmyra antelopes were to leave for a zoo in Spain and the Palmyra park was soon to welcome gibbons from Sweden. As long as the confinement continues, all these exchanges are suspended.

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Lintjesregen municipality Lochem: 8 Members, 2 Knights and an Officer – Insurance for Pets


Mayor Sebastiaan van ‘t Erve addressed the residents who were decorated with a ribbon via an image connection (photo: Municipality of Lochem)

LOCHEM – The annual Lintjesregen this time provides a significant amount of rain for the municipality of Lochem. Eight residents have been appointed Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau. In addition, there are two Knight and an exceptional Officer appointment. There was no question of a festive meeting this time. Mayor Sebastiaan van « t Erve congratulated the lucky ones via video calling. The physical presentation of the decorations will follow later this year.

Of the ribbons, three went to Gorssel, three to Laren, two to Lochem, two to Epse and the highest award ends up in Joppe.

Below all decorated. The texts are taken literally from a press release from the municipality of Lochem.

Mrs. E.C. (Edith) de Gruijl (49 yrs.) From Epse – Member of the Order of Orange Nassau
From 1978 to 2005, Edith de Gruijl was a caregiver for her mentally disabled sister Leontine with great dedication. With this she relieved her parents. In 1980 Edith became a volunteer at De Klup Deventer Foundation, which organizes sports and leisure activities for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities. She gives swimming lessons, among other things. Partly because of her, thousands of children have learned to swim.

From 2000 she is also one of the coaches of the swimming team that participates in the Special Olympics with the Deventer Sports Team. She became president in 2015. With other board members, she also manages 45 volunteers. Since 2004, Edith has been a volunteer at the Deventer Sports Team Foundation, which encourages sports teams in Deventer to open their doors to people with intellectual disabilities.

In addition to her busy work at an insurance company and her volunteer work, she is a caregiver for her parents. Mayor Ron König of the municipality of Deventer congratulates Edith by phone on her appointment. The presentation of her Royal decoration is in Deventer, because of her volunteer activities there.

Mr. H. (Huib) Kamminga (69 yrs.) From Lochem – Member of the Order of Orange Nassau
Huib Kamminga and his wife founded the Trefpunt de Poort Foundation in Lochem in 1998. Until 2003, the foundation provided shelter for people in immediate housing need. They also created a youth hostel. In 1990 Huib became a volunteer and later secretary of Chess Association Lochem. He taught youth members, is a team leader and is the founder of the website that he also maintains.

From 2010 Huib is a volunteer at the Culinary Activities For Elderly Foundation, De Eetkamer, in Lochem. He prepares the monthly evenings for the elderly together with his wife. He performs hand and tension services and also manages the website here. He has also been a member of the Client Council and the Central Client Council of the Healthcare Combination Marga Klompé since 2015. Here he made himself creditable for the quality framework and the quality plan and the services.

From 2015 Huib is a member and volunteer at the bowla department in the village house ‘t Overschotje in Lochem. His job skills come in handy here. From 2010 to 2016, he was also a voluntary driver at the Welzijn Lochem Foundation, where he provided private car rides for vulnerable people.

Mr. H.J. (Erik) Bötzel (58 yrs.) From Gorssel – Member of the Order of Orange Nassau
From 1998 Erik Bötzel is enthusiastically committed to the annual Truckers Day De Lathmer. Co-drivers are the radiant, proud and waving clients of the Lathmer. They enjoy the people waving along the route.

For 10 years Erik has been giving extra shine to the events of the Oranjevereniging Gorssel as a speaking master. He also offers a helping hand where necessary. In 2015 Erik became a board member of Stichting Openluchttheater Gorssel. With great dedication, knowledge and experience, he found important artists and high-quality musicians for performances. With another board member he prepares the programming and gives shape to it. He also manages the bar team energetically.

Erik was active at the Social Cultural Work Gorssel from 1978 to 2005. At the age of 16 he was already a volunteer at the Jeugdsoos and he developed into a board member of the Sports and Cultural Center ‘t Trefpunt. Under his chairmanship, the foundation grew into a healthy organization that is close to the people. In 1996, together with his buddy Henk Veenendaal, he was the initiator and organizer of the smart lap festival Gorssel Huilt.

In 1984 Erik was a co-organizer of the World Championships in ‘t Trefpunt at bird association De Volière Gorssel. He was also an intermittent trainer and leader at VV Gorssel from 1982 to 2016.

Mr. H. (Henk) Veenendaal (67 yrs.) From Gorssel – Member of the Order of Orange Nassau
Since its foundation in 1978, Henk Veenendaal has been a source of support, mainly musically, at Carnival Association De Gorsselnarren. He is the stimulator of the house orchestra De Spontano’s, which provides music every year. The association provides cozy meetings for the residents of the Eefdese Homes for more than 35 years. He has been involved with the De Hema orchestra since 1995.

In 2015 Henk became a board member of Stichting Openluchttheater Gorssel. He designs and develops the programming. Partly because of him, the theater’s fame has risen sharply. Henk became a volunteer at the Welzijn Lochem Foundation in 2017. He is a bus driver and organizes trips. In 2018 he was the initiator of the Boodschappenbus in Epse and Gorssel.

Henk also participates every year in the Herdertjestocht around Christmas and is active as a pianist, lyricist and singer at almost all festive occasions in Gorssel. Together with his buddy Erik Bötzel, Henk was the initiator and organizer of the smartlap festival Gorssel Huilt in 1996. He was a songwriter and together with De
Spontano’s musical accompanist.

Henk also wrote articles or songs for the regional magazine Sufferdje. He is a Gorsselnaar pur sang and was nicknamed « The Night Mayor » because of
its connecting role within the Gorssel community.

Married couple Mr. D. (Derk) Woestenenk (59 yrs.) And Mrs. J.M. (Joke) Woestenenk-Marsman (60 yrs.) From Laren – both Member of the Order of Orange Nassau
Derk and Joke Woestenenk together own arable and family business Woestenenk Potatoes. In addition, Derk has been the sexton of the Protestant Municipality of Laren for 40 years. Derk and Joke are very involved in the activities in the church and Kulturhus’ t Kruispunt. The couple has been a volunteer at this foundation since 2008. Among other things, he arranges the room layout, the stage and light and sound. She takes care of the substantive person and assists during funerals, events and meetings.

In 1974 Derk became a board member of the Youth Committee of the Small Animal Association Pels en Pluim in Laren. Partly due to his efforts, the annual show grew from regional to provincial. Henk has been a board member of the Nederlandse Rijnlander-, Eksterkonijn- en Japannersclub for 20 years. He arranges the annual breeder’s day, manages the canteen, organizes the draw and is committed to the news magazine Newsflash.

Derk was also a board member and chairman of the Funeral Association Laren. He was the initiator of, among other things, a niche for urns, a stray field, a parking lot and the depiction of crooked and broken stones on old graves. From 1992 to 1999 he was secretary and chairman of the Prince Willem Alexander School in Laren. Here he was the initiator of the Ouderwerkgroep. As a sexton, Derk is still attached to this. He also volunteered for 8 years at the ForFarmers farmers’ cooperative, where he worked for the interests of arable farming.

Joke has been a board member of the Larense Gymnastics Association since 2002. As a born organizer, she managed the secretariat. In 2018 she enthusiastically committed to the 80th anniversary. She was also secretary of the Braninkhal Foundation in Laren.

Joke has been involved with Vrouwen van Nu, Laren department since 2006. She actively thinks about the annual program, prepares the annual reports and keeps the membership records. She was the initiator of the program booklet and took care of digitizing documents and setting up the website.

She was also a board member of the Laren & Oranje Association for 13 years, where she contributed to the organization of activities. She is still a committed volunteer. Joke was also a volunteer at the Prince Willem Alexander School for more than 15 years as a surviving, reading, crossing and cream teacher and was a member of the Ouderwerkgroep.

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Derk Woestenenk and Joke Woestenenk-Marsman from Laren were told on Friday morning by the mayor that they will both receive a ribbon (photo: municipality of Lochem)

Mr. J.H.W. (Jan) Ruiterkamp (68 yrs.) From Laren – Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau
Jan Ruiterkamp worked for the Larense Ondernemersvereniging for 32 years. As chairman and board member of the Fairground Committee, he was closely involved in the organization of the Larens Fair. He was responsible for the marketing and construction and dismantling of the fairground attractions and negotiated with external parties.

He made an important contribution to the survival of the fair. He was a fairground consultant, volunteer during the construction and dismantling. He also committed to the Christmas tree campaign and worked for the Zetorclub Nederland. As chairman he was the connecting factor, partly due to his technical experience. Jan was formerly an entrepreneur (Slootsmid B.V agricultural garden and vegetable technology).

Mrs. B (Betsy) van Huizen-Witteveen (74) from Gorssel – Member of the Order of Orange-Nassau
Betsy van Huizen is a volunteer / counselor with Zozijn and buddy and she supports activities such as the summer party. Betsy had various positions at the KNVB. She started as a member of the work committee indoor football department Gelderland. After that she was chairwoman of the youth football working group committee, district referee and secretary of the G-football working group at district East. In 2008 she received the gold pin from the KNVB for her dedication and drive.

As secretary of Gorssel Football Association she took on organizational tasks and maintained contacts, including those with the KNVB. For 5 years she organizes the annual day of the Eric Braamhaar Foundation, for people with a mental and / or intellectual disability.

Betsy is co-founder / board member of the IJsselwijs Foundation. Through her efforts, the objective was met to let young and old make music together and perform at Het Trefpunt in Gorssel. Since the establishment of the Sports Council of Lochem as a board member, Betsy has, among other things, adapted sports for the disabled in its portfolio.
Partly because of her efforts, a number of football associations in the municipality of Lochem introduced G-football.

Betsy is a volunteer and coach at indoor football association Futsal in Apeldoorn. She is a hostess for referees and directors of the opposing team and for the growing women’s department counselor, source of information, outlet and confidant.

Every year she is a counselor at Stichting Tendens Vakanties for people with intellectual or multiple disabilities and for people with congenital brain injuries.

Mr. H.M.H.M. (Herman) Hulshof (66) from Lochem, Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau
Herman Hulshof was director of tannery Koninklijke Hulshof’s Vereenigde Fabrieken B.V. in Lichtenvoorde. He tackled environmental issues and was involved in the innovation and sustainability of (waste) paper and leather processing. Together with the purification board and the municipality, a large water treatment plant was established, where sludge and waste water were processed.

He also introduced the separation of waste streams and switched to water-based paint. He was an important source of inspiration and made others enthusiastic about sustainable production. He handed out the “environmental care workbook for the leather industry” and introduced the “Achterhoek management model” by converting the company from a vertical to a horizontal organization.

Herman Hulshof was named Manager of the Year in 1995. Until 2019, Herman focused on Hulshof’s Protein Technologies BV. Under his inspiring leadership, low-quality animal products have been upgraded to high-quality proteins with innovative technology.

Herman was a board member of the Water Board Rhine and IJssel and designated representative of the Eastern Gelderland Zuiveringsschap. He is also a member of the Industrial Circle Lichtenvoorde. Herman was (vice) president of the Association of National Interest Groups in Leather and Clothing Manufacturing within the European Community COTANCE in Brussels.

He was the initiator, chairman and lobbyist at the Groenlo Table with the aim of making the Achterhoek the most sustainable region in Europe. He was co-founder and chairman of the AGEM (Achterhoekse Groene Energie Maatschappij), which promotes the transition to sustainable energy in the Achterhoek and supplies green energy and green gas.

Herman is secretary of the Stichting Administratiekantoor Kras. That foundation monitors the progress and developments of the cardboard manufacturer Honicel Worldwide B.V. with foreign joint ventures. Honicel Technology contributes to new environmentally-friendly technology and local employment.

Mrs. H. (Rita) Beuving-Boer (71 yrs.) From Epse – Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau
Rita Beuving has been a volunteer at Buurtbemiddeling Lochem since 2010. Through her drive and expertise she helps residents to talk to each other. In 2011 Rita became a volunteer at the Welzijn Lochem Foundation. As coordinator of the Visit and Support Gorssel and surroundings, she supports informal caregivers and residents who live alone and who are vulnerable. Partly because of her, the volunteer group grew from 9 to 25 people.

Rita is also a representative in the regional consultation of the VIT aid for informal care. In 2016 she started as an active, inspiring and enthusiastic coach of the POWER Resilience by Age workshops in Lochem. She helps to think about aging (differently) and makes connections between seniors in a natural way.

From 2018, Rita is secretary at Garden Club Gelreblom in Eerbeek. Her secretarial and social skills and her enthusiasm contribute to a flourishing Garden Club. From 1984 to 1990, Rita volunteered at the Social Cultural Work Foundation in Ede. She sat down
among others for the Literacy Work and taught low-literate and illiterate people.

From 2004 to 2016, Rita was secretary of the Commemoration Apeldoornsche Bosch, which commemorates the deportation to Auschwitz every year. In addition to her voluntary activities, she also maintained close contacts with relatives and invitees. She also worked as a member and secretary of the WMO advisory board. Here she had intensive conversations with residents and customers and was part of the regional and national network of WMO advisory councils.

From 2011 to 2015, Rita meant a lot as a volunteer and chairman of the Stichting Eigen Bedreivigheid (De Villa) in Doetinchem. During her chairmanship, De Villa developed into an organization with permanent employees.

Mrs. Dr. D. (Deena) de Wolff-Rouwendaal (74) from Joppe – Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau
Mrs. Dr. De Wolff spent years committed to non-funded activities at the University Hospital, later Leiden University Medical Center. She was a leading national and international scientist. In particular, her contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with often rare and complex tumors commands great respect.

She was a formal member (Dutch representative) of the European Ophthalmic Pathology Society (EOPS) and involved in annual congresses for pathologists specializing in eye diseases. As one of the first specialized eye oncologists, she contributed to the ISOO (International Society for Ocular Oncology) at world conferences in Leiden and Amsterdam.

She was President of the European Association for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), Ocular Oncology Group (OOG). At European level, she was committed to working in the Ocular Oncology Group at EORTC.
And she chaired a committee that set up scientific trials to achieve optimal diagnosis and treatment of eye tumors.

Dr. De Wolf also held the secretariat of the OOC (Eye and Orbital Tumor Committee). This is a national multidisciplinary committee in which patients with tumors in and around the eye from all over the country were discussed. She made an important contribution to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with often rare and complex tumors.

At European level, she was also a long-time member and chair of a sub-committee of the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer). The aim was to set up Multicentre Trials to improve the treatment of conjunctiva melanomas. As a Dutch representative, she was a member of the EOPS at European level. (European Ophthalmic Pathology Society).

Dr. De Wolff was a support for needy families within the Jewish Community of Leiden. She performed with her string quartet to raise funds for the well-known Laniado Medical Center in Israel. During her secretarial period for the Groot Salonorkest Happy Days, she also prepared concert activities for many of her own initiatives.

Dr. De Wolff was chairman of the Friends of the Blind Library Foundation in Israel. Under her chairmanship, the Foundation even received ANBI culture status. She maintained close contact with the leadership of the Library of the Blind in Israel.

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Fallout 76 will get pets in a future update -… – Insurance for Pets


Last night an AMA took place on Reddit with project leader Jeff Gardiner and designer Ferret Baudion from Bethesda. During the AMA, specific questions about the future of Fallout 76 were answered.

Many of the questions about Fallout 76 were about the CAMP system and what the plans are for it. Small additions are being made to the CAMP this year, and Bethesda is looking to see if players can build their own settlements in the future. The companions were also briefly discussed. In addition to adding more allies in the future, developers are already moving pets to Fallout 76. There is also a 2020 roadmap in the works that will be shared with players soon. In any case, the Wendigo Colossus event will take place in the summer.

Yesterday afternoon it was confirmed that following the Radstag in the game can lead to a nice reward. So it is not always wise to shoot everything immediately.

Fallout 76 is currently playable on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

About author Anita van Beugen

When it comes to tactics, Anita is a true strategist. If she does not build characters from the start in great RPGs, she does craft entire civilizations in City survival builders. In addition, Anita has the necessary dose of rest she needs when playing the most scary games and hard indies. No indeed. There is no genre Anita doesn’t dare to venture into.