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Jean-François Delfraissy: "We remain at the mercy of a major super-contamination event"


INTERVIEW - According to the president of the Scientific Council on the coronavirus, the end of the summer will be much more favorable to an explosion in the number of cases.

Pr Jean-François Delfraissy is the president of the Scientific Council on Covid-19, which has just published an opinion on the risks of a return of the epidemic.

LE FIGARO. - The situation in Mayenne seems to be on a better dynamic. What can we learn from this?

Jean-François DELFRAISSY. - After a first phase of very centralized epidemic management in Paris, we succeeded in Mayenne with a more local approach. In particular thanks to the good coordination of the various local actors which are the ARS (regional health agencies), the prefects and the mayors. In general, we must rely on this network to provide targeted and adequate responses to each of the situations to come.

Then we need to better adapt our testing strategy. This is what we have been able to do in the department. Access to tests for symptomatic cases and their contacts has been streamlined. At the same time, the local authorities have given themselves the means to screen more widely around

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