Fight against the Delta variant: “Here and now”


The editorial of the Figaro, by Yves Thréard.

Delta variant alert. Very contagious, it spreads at high speed from one continent to another. Australia, South Africa and Israel are forced to protect themselves again. In Europe, the Russian and British cases are worrying. France, for its part, lives in the paradox. While it has just lifted the last restrictions linked to the pandemic – in particular the gauges in public places – experts are already announcing the arrival of a fourth wave in the fall. If we have greatly deplored their past mistakes, this time we would very much like them to be wrong!

Making them lie requires doing it here and now. First, by continuing to apply certain precautions, such as wearing a mask indoors and the famous barrier gestures. Then, and above all, by speeding up the vaccination campaign. It is running out of steam. France is lagging behind many of its neighbors. Only a third of the population is now fully covered.

It is therefore up to the government

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