Presidential election: could there be a million cases of Covid-19 between the two rounds?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – The head of the infectious diseases department at Tenon hospital, Gilles Pialoux, estimated that the holding of the vote could have an impact on the impact on the epidemic.

THE QUESTION. On Wednesday March 30, the government confirmed that people who tested positive for Covid-19 will be able to vote for the presidential election on April 10 and 24. “Voting is a constitutional right” and “there can be no impediment to taking part in the elections“, recalled the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, during a press briefing. However, he clarified:We them (people at risk, editor’s note) recommend wearing a mask. It is a call for individual responsibility, since there will be no health pass and vaccination pass or test required.“.

But from an epidemiological point of view, this worries more than one. On RTL, the head of the infectious diseases department at Tenon hospital, Gilles Pialoux, estimated that there could be a million cases during the presidential elections: “Between two electoral rounds, that’s a lot of people and if we are in a very intense incidence of viral circulation, more than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants…

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