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Why is there a fifth wave when we are overwhelmingly vaccinated?


DECRYPTION - 90% of those aged 12 and over have now received two injections in France. An exceptional vaccination coverage which should have augured a quiet winter. Which is not the case.

It was to be the ticket for a return to our former lives, the promise to achieve group immunity ... But almost a year after the launch of the vaccination campaign, we must face the facts: we are not yet completely out of the woods. After a relatively quiet summer on the epidemic front, a new wave - the fifth in France - is gradually submerging Europe. A wave which, according to the President of the Scientific Council Jean-François Delfraissy, will have a "

significant impact

" by the end of the year.

However, the French population - which has long been thought to be resistant - has largely consented to be vaccinated.

At the time of writing, 90% of those over 12 have indeed received their two doses.

A population in large majority vaccinated but hospitals which continue to fill up… How to explain this paradox?

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Source: lefigaro

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