This epidemic rebound is all of the extra worrying for well being authorities because it comes on high of the flu and bronchiolitis epidemics. However the French are reluctant to be vaccinated a fourth time and to put on the masks.
The numbers are in. Santé Publique France counts 52,908 new circumstances of Covid-19 in France as of December 3, 2022 and 357 deaths per day. The rebound of the epidemic is as a result of BQ1.1 sub-variant, which appeared in November 2022. It’s itself a sub-variant of BA.5, derived from the Omicron variant.
The scenario is worrying for the well being authorities who must face on the similar time a giant epidemic of bronchiolitis which impacts younger youngsters and the seasonal flu epidemic which impacts somewhat the aged. The hospital, already in difficulties, may very well be saturated within the coming days.
François Braun: “My hand won’t tremble”
Interviewed on Sunday on BFM, the Minister of Well being, François Braun, “launches a solemn attraction” to the French to respect the barrier gestures and to be vaccinated. “My hand won’t tremble,” he mentioned, “if the masks have to be imposed in transport.”
But, as of November 28, 2022 (Covid Vaccine information), 72% of 60-79 yr olds had obtained a booster appropriate for the Omicron variant (10.0% of these eligible). Furthermore, 31.6% of them are thought of protected by vaccination, 9.4% of these aged 80 and over had obtained a booster tailored to the Omicron variant (11.3% of these eligible) and 13.0% are thought of protected by vaccination. That is too little for the authorities.
Underneath these situations, it’s important to acquire adherence to barrier measures, together with the sporting of masks, ought to be accentuated to guard essentially the most weak.
“I obtained three doses and caught Covid twice
Are the French individuals refractory Gauls, because the President of the Republic mentioned, or are they clever and… disillusioned residents? For 3 years now, now we have been scaring them with the coronavirus. Three years or nearly that we ask them to be vaccinated “all vaccinated all protected” affirmed the Prime Minister Jean Castex. Three years that they’re requested to respect the barrier gestures (sporting a masks, hydroalcoholic gel and so on.). And three years that the facetious virus has been making waves. So, the ninth on this month of December 2022.
“I used to be vaccinated 3 times, within the house of 18 months, and I caught twice the Covid-19, laments a 50-year-old lady from Nancy. For me, there isn’t any query of going for a fourth dose. I’m not a laboratory animal.
Like this lady, many individuals not imagine within the effectiveness of those pseudo vaccines. They really feel that they’ve been lied to, that they’ve been fooled for causes that they discover obscure.
Maybe the French will nonetheless settle for to put on a masks within the transport, however it is going to be increasingly tough to make them imagine that the vaccine actually protects from Covid.
Ma foremost ne tremblera pas s’il faut imposer le masque dans les transports. Nous faisons désormais face à une triple épidémie de grippe, bronchiolite et Covid. Pour ne pas saturer nos hôpitaux, j’appelle solennellement les Français à respecter les gestes barrières et à se vacciner. pic.twitter.com/u62roEajuG
— François Braun (@FrcsBraun) December 4, 2022