Covid-19 Pandemic Recovery

Infectiologist Benjamin Davido warns of a “perfectly unexpected epidemic outbreak.”

We will definitely never end the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the infectiologist Benjamin Davido, from the hospital of Garches (Hauts-de-Seine) interviewed on France Info, it will be necessary „Live real with the disease and resume vaccination reminders”.

For him, the rise of new contamination in recent days in France is clearly synonymous with an epidemic recovery.
Or, this new epidemic would be “Perfectly unexpected compared to the season”, especially because of the strong heat.

According to Santé publique France, transmitted via the Covidtracker platform, in one week, critical care admissions for Covid-19 increased by 17% on week and new contaminations by 57%.

A recovery from the epidemic that could be explained by several factors. Namely, the end of the last restrictions in the public space and especially the wearing of the obligatory mask in the transports and the appearance of BA.4 and BA.5, two new strains of Omicron. These two newcomers are “Plus contaminants, 10 to 15%”.

“The epidemic is finding fresh blood even as the cold season has passed”, worries the specialist. For Benjamin Davido, you have to learn to really live with the virus, as you live with the flu. He therefore proposes to use the same methodology as with this virus.

Anticipate and vaccinate the most vulnerable

It is therefore necessary to anticipate the next waves and plan for new vaccine recalls for at-risk populations. In fact, the flu vaccine is given regularly every year for frail people. “There is no lasting immunity to these coronaviruses, just like the flu, and that’s why we get vaccinated every year.”explains the immunologist.

Can we have a quiet summer? Possibly yes, according to Benjamin Davido. With the latest vaccine recalls at the beginning of the year, immunity in the general population is still strong for several months. But in the fall, the situation is expected to change. A new dose of vaccine will be needed to make a vague appearance after the season, tell your doctor.

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