Covid on the way to becoming a seasonal virus


DECRYPTION – If the number of cases is on the rise again, with the emergence of new variants in France, specialists do not fear a new major wave before this fall.

The vaccination pass already seems a distant memory, just like the mask which for more than two weeks has not even been compulsory on public transport. Summer is coming and never has the possibility of putting the Covid epidemic in the archives of history seemed so realistic. However, the virus is still circulating in the country. We even note a slight epidemic resumption in recent days, since around 20,000 cases are detected daily while we had fallen to less than 18,000 at the end of May. “You should probably see the impact omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variantsas well as a decline in barrier gestures over the last few days”we analyze at Public Health France.

However, these data are noisy due to the many public holidays. “When we focus on hospital indicators, the dynamic is always downward”notes Mircea Sofonea, epidemiologist and lecturer at the University of Montpellier. “Even if this one slows them down…

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