immunocompromised people calling for solidarity

Liberation day for some, synonymous with anxiety for others: the end of the mask in public transport endangers the lives of immunocompromised: transplanted, dialyzed, transplanted, affected by certain cancers or taking treatments that weaken their system immune.

There are between 230,000 and 300,000 in France. Highly at risk for the virus, it is estimated that they account for 40% of resuscitation people. Europe 1 interviewed immunocompromised people to find out how they feel about this measure.

Redouble your vigilance

For Stéphane, the return to normal naked life will not happen immediately. Kidney transplanted two years ago, he has already received four doses of vaccines. But the protection is weak and does not last long so this Lyonnais will have to be extra vigilant in the face of passengers without masks.

„For example today when I book a TGV ticket, I take a secluded spot to make sure I don’t have someone around me, too close and I keep my FFP2 mask from the entrance of the station until the exit because we can be next to you, if you have the Covid and nu do not even know that we are at risk, but we can die from it “, he details to the micro Europa 1 .

20% risk of death from covid

If he contracts Covid, Stéphane has a 20% risk of dying. He is more than a person in Ehpad. Therefore, to protect the immunocompromised, Renaloo, an association of patients with kidney disease that appeals to the French to show solidarity.

“Everyone is tired of this epidemic, but at the same time wearing a mask does not seem like a reckless sacrifice to me when it comes to preserving the health of vulnerable people, and saving their lives,” said Ivanie Caillé. founder of the Renaloo Association.

If this call to keep the mask is not heard, almost 300,000 immunocompromised French people risk living each journey in anguish.

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