In the face of a “staggering” uptick in the pandemic, the executive branch will on Thursday announce a series of measures to try to contain the wave. The movie “Liberation” shows you how the situation can deteriorate so quickly.
Hopeless. After a year and eight months of a pandemic, several other lockdowns and curfews, and above all three-quarters of the vaccinated population, France, like most of Europe, is once again experiencing an uncontrollable outbreak of Sars-Cov-2, the official About Covid-19 disease. In the face of this growing fifth wave, the government must announce this Thursday several new measures, including the possible expansion of the public benefiting from the so-called booster dose, and a possible strengthening of the criteria for benefiting from the health permit.
The epidemic doubled every eight to ten days
There is already an emergency. With 20,000 new daily cases recorded on Tuesday (average over seven days), the virus is now doubling the number of its hosts every eight to ten days. We have not doubled the number of cases after every three days, as at the beginning of the epidemic, nor at the peak of 50,000 daily infections in the fall of 2020, but the dynamics are approaching.
How do we explain this vitality despite the best vaccine coverage in Europe? “Simply because we did not reach a sufficient level of immunity to stop the spread of the virus, Epidemiologist Pascal Crepi, of the School for Advanced Studies in Public Health, analyzes it. With less than 80% of the French vaccinated and…