France is about to face a fifth Covid wave… This Monday September 6, 2021, the Institut Pasteur explained in a study that through a model using the latest data about the Delta variant, a new epidemic wave would be much harder to stop despite the high vaccination toll. They explain that faced with this virus strain, vaccination will not be enough, as the virus is more contagious and mostly resists more to vaccines.
How come? The virus’s reproduction rate considered at 4 by the scientists this past June, has been reviewed upwards by the Institut Pasteur and is said to be a 5 now. With such a rate, it would be necessary to vaccinate 95% of people aged 60+, 90% of people between 19 and 59, and 70% of people between 12 and 19 years of age. Percentages are not likely to be reached yet for some age groups.
Note scientists have reminded that even vaccinated the French must “keep on complying with health guidelines” and wear a face-cover to lower contamination risks. A study also takes a stock on the hospital pressure and the viral spread in young people. And for your information:
Coronavirus in France as of Monday 27 September 2021: +84 Covid deaths, and +1,309 severe cases
Here are the latest data as for the Covid-19 epidemic in France. According to Santé Publique France’s latest data, France reports +84 more deaths in 24h. This Monday 27 September 2021, the death toll includes +74 hospital deaths and +10 in nursing homes. +1,309 new cases have been reported in 24h. [Read more]