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Covid-19: Why more and more vaccinated people will become infected in the coming weeks

In France, we are seeing more and more people who have been vaccinated with the virus. La Dépêche du Midi explains why this is perfectly normal.

This is the one that “antivirals” easily share: Many people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have contracted the virus. This is the case among others in Israel, where the former Director-General of the Ministry of Health confirmed that 40% of the Covid-19 cases recorded in the country concern people who have completed their vaccination schedule. The same note in the United Kingdom where according to Public Health England, 39% of patients over 50 who are currently hospitalized with Covid-19 have been vaccinated.

A cause for concern while many epidemiologists fear a fourth pandemic wave at the start of the next academic year, in France. However, contamination of people who have been vaccinated with Covid-19 is completely normal, for several reasons.

Vaccines are not 100% effective.

Vaccines now administered by health authorities do not provide complete security in the face of Covid-19. This is the case, for example, with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine, which will prevent dangerous forms of the virus from developing in 95% of cases. While these vaccines also make it possible to partially prevent transmission of the virus, they do not prevent infection with Covid-19.

Thus, vaccination, even if it is complete, does not in any way prevent infection with the virus. According to mathematician Jan-Stephan Dersen, an epidemiologist, quoted by the newspaper. TheParisianThe higher the vaccination coverage, the higher the number of people infected during vaccination. This phenomenon is observed in the most vaccinated countries, among others, in the United Kingdom and Israel: if there are more and more people vaccinated, there are also more and more people vaccinated at the same time.

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What is the situation in France?

These are data that have not yet been reported by health authorities. Only the Marseille University Hospital Institute of Infectious Diseases led by Didier Raoult considered the question. On YouTube, the professor among others revealed a graph indicating that in France, “the epidemic is decreasing but the proportion of vaccination among our positives is increasing.”

The chart below shows the evolution of the vaccination rate in France.

According to Didier Raoult, in France, about 2% of patients hospitalized between March 29 and April 4 were vaccinated due to Covid-19. It is estimated that this percentage has now reached the 6% mark. However, the number of people vaccinated today has increased. This Thursday, the European Medicines Agency also noted that “data emerging from concrete evidence shows that two doses of the vaccine protect against the delta variant.”

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