US News Faced with the second wave, Delfraissy sounded the alarm: "We are in a critical situation"

15:05  26 october  2020
15:05  26 october  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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Delfraissy asserted that the virus is circulating extremely quickly, adding that the impact on the health system will be realized in the next three weeks. The government advisor claimed that the second wave is stronger than the first and that new Covid measures should be implemented soon to ensure their

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More than a million cases of Covid in France ... but this is not the most worrying figure

Guest on RTL on Monday October 26, the president of the scientific council Jean-François Delfraissy described "A very difficult situation, even critical", and estimates that we are "rather around 100,000 cases, counting the cases which are not diagnosed and the asymptomatic cases".

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If the president of the scientific council had warned about the threat of a second wave as early as July, he recognizes " being surprised by the brutality of what has been happening for two weeks ", with a "second wave stronger than the first".

An extended curfew or a re-containment?

According to him, faced with the epidemic resumption, restrictive measures must be tightened. He mentioned two hypotheses. The first is to go "towards a more massive curfew , both in its schedules and its extent on the national territory" that can be "put in place on weekends", which would be evaluated according to the evolution of the contaminations curve in ten or fifteen days, to possibly “go towards re-containment”. According to him:

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"The faster we take action, the more the level of these measures will be effective. "

The second hypothesis would be" to go directly towards confinement, less hard than that of March, of shorter duration, which allows both to keep a school activity, a certain number of economic activities "with "Very specific deconfinement conditions, including a curfew". He continues:

“The protection of older people is a measure common to both scenarios. For the most fragile people (over 65, diabetics), there must be a form of self-containment with their consent, that they limit the number of contacts. "

Regarding restaurants, Jean-François Delfraissy believes that their closure" will be necessary in the evening in both scenarios ". According to him, a discussion on the opening of restaurants at noon could be opened. "You will especially need to be extremely careful in corporate restaurants," he says.

"Protect the most fragile people"

According to Jean-François Delfraissy, three objectives must be followed in the face of this increase in Covid-19 cases: "Protect the most fragile people because they are the ones who will develop serious forms" by specifying that it is "out of the question to confine them, it is a question of taking a series of precautions".

“The second objective is that the economy and the school can continue, because the economic crisis will be even more terrible than the health crisis, and there is a stake for the young generation. "

And finally," stop the circulation of the virus, and get back to a viral circulation which allows the use of the only strategy we have: test, trace, isolate ".

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