Covid: Pr. Delfraissy thinks the "4th wave will be much more moderate than the first three"

Published by Caroline J. · Updated on 30 June 2021 at 14h02 · Published on 30 June 2021 at 09h40
As France starts the last step of the lockdown exit process on June 30, Pr. Jean-François Delfraissy thinks "there will be a 4th wave" this fall "but more more moderate than the first 3". "Vaccines are working against the delta variant, if two injections have been given. Hence the message: you need to get vaccinated, and get both injections by Fall", the Head of the Scientific Committee insisted on this Wednesday morning on France Inter.

As the health situation is getting better in France, the country enters the last phase of the lockdown exit process starting this Wednesday June 30. This new step is major for both the French and the government.

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This Wednesday June 30, 2021, invited on France InterProfessor Jean-François Delfraissy intends yet to be cautious: "We must not freak out, but be realistic and aware", he warned. "We must remember last summer, we saw a new wave coming in September. And the same way we've had a shock with the UK variant, there will be a shock with the Indian variant", he explained, before adding "the Indian variant is already in France".

Furthermore, the President of the Scientific Committee expects "a fourth wave" this fall, "but much more moderate than the first three because the vaccination level is not the same at all. [...] Vaccines are working against the delta variant if both injections have been given. Hence the message: you need to get vaccinated, and geth both injections by Fall".

So, when can things be expected to return to normal? "We will be done when 100% of the population would have been vaccinated, or contaminated", the Head of the Scientific Committee thinks. "It will probably be in 2022, anyway in wealthy EU countries".

Earlier in June, already, on RTL, Jean-François Delfraissy intended to be cautious and warned against variants, specifically the “Delta variant likely to logically take over the UK variant in France”. “We might attend a new surge in the epidemic in France in September-October, a fourth wave but that will be different from the others because of vaccination”, Delfraissy claimed.

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