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Covid-19: should we stop taking into account the number of contaminations as an indicator for monitoring the epidemic?

2022-01-28T11:40:38.275Z

THE VERIFICATION - With the Omicron variant, the number of daily cases of Covid-19 explodes, but hospital pressure remains relatively contained. So much so that Jean-François Delfraissy invites us to "change software" by focusing more on "the impact on the healthcare system". Is right ?



THE QUESTION.

There is

“a before and after Omicron”

and it would be necessary

to “change software

” and “

vision”

in monitoring the epidemic: this was indicated on Tuesday on Franceinfo by the president of the scientific council Jean- Francois Delfraissy.

While the number of cases explodes - more than 500,000 cases in 24 hours on Tuesday - the impact on the healthcare system seems limited, with a variant that is certainly very contagious, but less virulent than the previous ones.

Read alsoThe BA.2 variant more contagious than its "big brother" Omicron which dominates the world

“In our software, in the vision we have vis-à-vis this infection at the moment, we have to change.

I am not saying that the number of new contaminations should not be taken into account.

It is of age, it is massive, (...) we will end up with 18 million French people infected with Omicron"

, first of all underlined Jean-François Delfraissy, before immediately tempering: "

And at the same time, if you look at the figures, we have not exceeded 4,000 occupancy beds in intensive care (...).

There is even a drop in the number of entries and occupancy in…

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Source: lefigaro

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