Coronavirus: in France, the Delta variant is about to take over all the other strains

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 9 July 2021 at 15h21 · Updated on 10 July 2021 at 10h15
The coronavirus epidemic comes with a new challenge caused by the Delta variant. The latter – even more contagious than the Alpha variant – is about to dominate in France. An evolution so swift the mutant can even take over all the other Covid-19 strains.

Although the world is hoping to lastingly exit the health crisis soon thanks to the ongoing vaccination campaigns, the coronavirus epidemic goes on with a challenge caused by variants. In Europe, it is now the Delta variant that is a decisive issue, especially in the remaining non-vaccinated population. And for good reason, this mutant is 60% more contagious than the Alpha variant, the latter having already replaced the historic strain of coronavirus.

Furthermore, the Covid-19 situation in Europe relies on a fragile balance likely to be swiftly changed by the spread of the Delta variant. It is such it could cause a fourth epidemic wave. In France, a resurgence in coronavirus has been noticed already.

This Friday July 9, 2021, interviewed by France Inter, Health Minister Olivier Véran has addressed the threat this mutation represents. He says the Delta variant is about to take over all the other known strains of coronavirus. Furthermore, he thinks this mutant can dominate the country by the weekend.

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