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Covid-19: “Current measures cannot curb the different waves”

2022-07-07T10:54:11.583Z

INTERVIEW – 200,000 cases were identified in France on Tuesday. For Professor Antoine Flahault who is asking for a “ventilation plan”, strict measures against the Covid, as in China, “seem disproportionate to Westerners”.



Professor Antoine Flahault is an epidemiologist and director of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva.

For a seventh wave, the Covid-19 reminds us.

On Tuesday, its contamination rate exploded and reached 200,000 daily cases.

A first for three months.

If most of the restrictions have fallen, the authorities advise, for example, wearing a mask in public transport.

Until the Prime Minister who denies an "

intention to have a national measure of obligation",

but advises the wearing of a mask "

in closed spaces, where there are a lot of people

".

On Monday, the bill “

now provisionally maintaining a monitoring and health security system in the fight against Covid-19

” must be debated in the Assembly.

Measures could be taken until "

March 31, 2023

“, like the health pass at the borders.

LE FIGARO.

- How to explain the significant increase in the number of cases reaching 200,000 with more than 1,000 hospitalizations in critical care?

Antoine FLAHAUT.

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The BA.5 sub-variant is very transmissible, including during the summer, and caused a wave of amplitude as strong as that of BA.1-BA.2 this winter in Portugal, a very well vaccinated country.

So this subvariant is also associated with strong immune escape.

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Source: lefigaro

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