Elderly people vaccinated and second doses: is France ahead of the UK?


VERIFICATION – Faced with Jean-Jacques Bourdin this Friday morning, the Deputy Minister in charge of Industry affirmed that the hexagon had in the matter “of the advance” on its neighbor of the Channel.

THE QUESTION – This Friday morning, facing Jean-Jacques Bourdin, the Deputy Minister in charge of Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, compared the English vaccine strategy to that of France. “We can see that the English have indeed carried out a major vaccination campaign. But, on the oldest people, we have a head start. We are also ahead of the second doses“. While more than 32 million Britons have received at least one dose of vaccine against 11 million French people, is France really ahead of its neighbor across the Channel on these two points?

CHECKS. The UK is the most bereaved country in Europe (over 127,000 dead to date), but Boris Johnson has turned the tide: with a head-to-head vaccination campaign, more than 50% of the adult population has already been at least partially vaccinated and the daily number of deaths is plummeting. But let’s focus

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