Fourth wave: in France, nothing has yet been won

ANALYSIS – Despite the overcontagiousness of the delta variant, and the tourism that circulates the virus, the fourth wave should be brought under control. Under several conditions.

“We have entered a fourth wave”, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, launched on July 19. Corn “There is no inevitability in (it) sweeping over our hospital”, he added a week later. In fact, the figures are worrying. More than 600 people were hospitalized on July 26, including 135 in critical care. Records that we had not seen since April.

Reported on the average of the last seven days, more than 300 people are hospitalized each day including more than 60 in critical care. And the momentum does not seem close to stopping, even if we have observed a slight slowdown in the increase in the number of cases in recent days. “This fourth wave is facilitated by tourism, analysis Mircea Sofonea, lecturer in epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases at the University of Montpellier. Festive slackening combined with overcontagiousness of the Delta variant contributes to the increase in cases and hospitalizations

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