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Reviews Covid-19: Martin Hirsch warns of the possibility of "a second wave worse than the first"

14:10  23 october  2020
14:10  23 october  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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The Director of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has warned that a second wave of coronavirus could be even worse than the first , especially

If COVID - 19 resurges at the peak of flu season this winter, the health care system will be even more strained than "There's a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than Experts have mixed answers. The first wave of COVID - 19 , the disease

Martin Hirsch, Director General of Public Assistance - Paris Hospitals (AP-HP), fears a "second wave worse than the first ”while the spread of Covid-19 is accelerating in France.

  Covid-19 : Martin Hirsch alerte sur la possibilité d' © REUTERS / Pascal Rossignol

“An absolutely formidable situation”. Martin Hirsch, Director General of Public Assistance - Paris Hospitals (AP-HP), on Friday morning sounded the RTL antenna at to sound the alarm on the health situation in France in the face of Covid-19. While all indicators are deteriorating in the country and the number of contaminations explodes, he declared "possible" that the "second wave is worse than the first". "It's a bit like a tsunami, there is first movement, the water recedes far, people go to the beach thinking it's over and then all of a sudden there is the tidal wave . The second wave can be characterized as a tidal wave, ”he said.

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Covid - 19 ’s first wave largely missed southern Italy. The second wave is hit “There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the The first wave of covid - 19 , the disease caused by the coronavirus, has already killed more than 42,000

media captionWhat factors determine a potential second wave of Covid - 19 infections? However, a second wave could, theoretically, still end up bigger than the first because so many people When will a second wave happen? Will winter make it worse ? Dr Kurcharski says local flare-ups could be

He notes that the hospital is "already in difficulty" while "no one can say when there will be the peak" and quotes the figures of patients admitted to intensive care in Ile-de-France. Two weeks ago, he said, he had 40 patients going into intensive care each day. This week, that number has doubled and is "between 70 and 90" admissions.

"A lot of" contaminating people "without knowing it"

Recalling that the virus "is everywhere", he calls for restricting "opportunities for contamination", in particular social meetings. "There are a lot of positive contaminating people who are in the street without knowing it and without anyone knowing it", "probably 3 times more" than people who test positive every day, he warns.

Between Thursday and Friday, France recorded 41,622 new cases of Covid-19, a record. Faced with the gravity of the situation, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Thursday that the curfew would be extended to 38 new departments and Polynesia on Saturday. 46 million inhabitants will now have to stay at home between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The curfew in these new territories will come into effect from midnight Saturday.

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