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Covid-19: Delfraissy is considering "a new variant" for the course of the winter

2021-07-23T08:37:11.242Z

For the President of the Scientific Council, a "return to normal" is possible for 2022 or even 2023. He underlines the "extraordinary mutation capacities" of the coronavirus.



We will win

” against the Covid-19, but we will have to be patient.

For Jean-François Delfraissy, guest of BFMTV and RMC on Friday July 23, “

the return to normal is perhaps 2022, 2023

”.

If he does not know what tomorrow will bring, the president of the Scientific Council estimates that "

we will probably have another variant which will arrive in the course of the winter

", because the SARS-CoV-2 "

has the capacities of mutation. extraordinary

”.

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In this context, Jean-François Delfraissy calls for “

returning to barrier measures

” such as washing hands and wearing a mask, including outdoors, because of the contagiousness of the variant.

Vaccinated for several weeks, he "

continues to wear the mask

" too.

The professor fears 50,000 new daily contaminations in early August on average.

According to him, “

there is no quick fix

” to the Delta variant.

In recent days, clusters have been detected in nightclubs, in Bordeaux and elsewhere in Europe. Jean-François Delfraissy therefore called for caution in these places. If the young people validate the health pass by being vaccinated or with a negative PCR test, “going

to a disco is possible

” but “

we are careful

”, he recalls.

The doctor does not question the reopening of nightclubs. "

We could have closed or reopened everything, that would not have changed anything

", because of the peculiarities of the Delta virus. The question, according to him, is to know "

up to what point

" one should go in these reopenings (which gauges? Which places? Which events?). For him, the sanitary pass, of which he validates the principle and the application, will help us “

even if it is not 100% effective

” in preventing transmission and contamination.

Source: lefigaro

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