Covid: could there be another wave this Fall?

Published by Nathanaël B. · Published on 17 August 2022 at 10h48
In a piece released in Le Parisien daily, Brigitte Autran – head of the Watch and Health Risk Anticipation Committee working in lieu of the Scientific Committee – claimed another Covid wave was to be expected this Fall.

Living with the virus and keeping on protecting ourselves, here is the strategy we all have been complying with for months. And it will go for a while since another Covid-19 wave is expected this Fall. It was claimed by Brigitte Autran – head of the Watch and Health Risk Anticipation Committee working in lieu of the Scientific Committee. In an interview with Le Parisien daily, she considers an “epidemic peak in the Fall” would be “almost certain”.

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Here are the latest data as for the Covid-19 epidemic in France. According to Santé Publique France’s latest data, France reports +33 more deaths in 24h. This Friday 23 September 2022, the death toll includes +33 hospital deaths and 0 in nursing homes. +37,524 new cases have been reported in 24h. [Read more]

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So far, there is no way to find out the causes of this potential eighth wave, but the most obvious would be the return of the cold or a new variant. This is why Brigitte Autran reminded again the importance of a vaccine and booster. “The Covid epidemic is not behind us”, she said. “Effective treatments to avoid severe disease such as Paxlovid are not known enough, or not proposed enough to fragile patients”.

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