English variant of Covid-19: “France is two months behind England”
DECRYPTION – The United Kingdom has just announced a third containment to limit the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus, which has also been detected in France.
Olivier Véran tried to reassure about the English variant, which could spread in France like wildfire. “There are around ten suspected or proven cases”, the Minister of Health said on RTL on Tuesday. The first case was confirmed on December 25 in Tours. A second has been identified in Corsica, according to the island’s regional health agency.
What to think about this situation? According to Yazdan Yazdanpanah, member of the Scientific Council and director of the new institute on emerging infectious diseases, “For the moment we only have a partial photograph of the English variant in France. We do not know exactly the total number of people infected in France. The actual number is probably more important than the 10 to 15 advertised. The true carriers are undoubtedly distributed throughout the country. But I do not think that there is a significant active circulation of the English variant throughout the national territory and that there is, for the moment,
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