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US Fifth wave of Covid: the end of the tunnel or the train opposite that comes to crush us?

00:55  18 january  2022
00:55  18 january  2022 Source:   liberation.fr

Coronavirus US: As the Omicron variant drives a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, Los Angeles hits record number of new infections

  Coronavirus US: As the Omicron variant drives a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, Los Angeles hits record number of new infections With the Omicron variant of coronavirus surging across the US, Los Angeles County recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one week since the start of the pandemic, according to health officials. © Bloomberg/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images A Covid-19 testing site at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The first confirmed U.S. case of the omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, as the recently detected mutation continues its spread around the world.

The latest cut in Covid isolation finally came into effect today amid mounting hopes that the worst of the Omicron wave is over. People who test positive in England can now end their quarantine after five full days, as long as they have negative lateral flow results on the fifth and sixth. The move will take some of the pressure off businesses struggling with staff shortages as the more infectious but less severe strain sweeps through. Optimism is growing that most Plan B measures will be dropped from January 26, as cases continue to tail off. That is the date when the current regulation are due to expire

Does the public think Covid is OVER? London's roads are the BUSIEST since Plan B came in while Tube use is up 8% and buses up 4% in a week as data increasingly shows Omicron is on the way OUT. Congestion in London between 8am and 9am today was at 69% - highest in six weeks since December 8. He said the country has almost reached a point where ministers could start discussing what 'living with' Covid would be like. Dr David Nabarro, the WHO's special envoy on Covid , said there was 'light at the end of the tunnel ' for Britain amid plummeting case numbers and stable hospital rates.

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The Special Envoy of the World Health Organization on COVID-19, Dr. David Nabarro, did not hesitate to use the metaphor that everyone was waiting for: "ON May think it's light at the end of the tunnel, " said, facing the slight reflux of the epidemic in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom. In France too, the national reproduction rate (the famous "R") is diminishing, rising to 1.44 the week of January 3rd, while it was 1.61 the previous week. After several weeks punctuated by unpublished records of contamination, the scenario of a thinning seems likely.

But other data remain very disturbing. So this famous light, is it the end of the tunnel or the train opposite that comes to crush us? Specialists do not know it. Because this fifth wave, carried by a duet of different but complementary variants, will probably not be the last. The virus is still circulating around the world, other variants will appear fatally and COVID will come back, landing in Roissy or elsewhere.

Marseille: less transport in the middle of the fifth wave ... The decision of the RTM has taken a political round

 Marseille: less transport in the middle of the fifth wave ... The decision of the RTM has taken a political round since Monday, the frequency of metros, trams and about twenty bus lines decreased on the transport network Marseille © C.Delabroy / 20 minutes in the Marseille metro from holidays, this Tuesday, January 11, 2021 Coronavirus - from Monday, the frequency of metros, trams and about twenty bus lines decreased on the transport network Marseillais "The two oars have just passed Madame! In normal times, this sentence launched by a goguenard teenager from the escalator opposite, would have made smile.

Add that Covid booster shots have been found to be effective against the variant and the number of people left for the variant to infect is quickly running out. Once it does burn out, infections will continue at a lower rate, and due to the mild nature of the variant and regular availability of vaccines in the This would make Covid similar to the flu. A common, sometimes deadly, yet preventable and fairly mild illness that modern society has learned to live with. In the UK, experts are also hopeful that the virus will effectively become another version of the common flu. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies

' We are just desperate'. For many Tongans living overseas, it has been two days since they have been able to speak to family and friends. Petilise Tuima told the Sydney Morning Herald that the last time she spoke to her family was on Saturday afternoon when they were fleeing to higher ground. The Pacific correspondent for Television New Zealand, Barbara Dreaver, wrote on Facebook that it would take "at least two weeks before international phones and internet are working again", due to damage inflicted on a critical submarine cable as a result of the volcanic eruption.

For now, we focus on these rare good news, the beginning of the reflux. A week after its optimistic predictions on Omicron which should fall in February, the epidemiologist and a member of the Scientific Council Arnaud Fontanet confirmed on Monday: "Yes, the worst scenario moves away, the decline started, the peak of Infections has been passed these days at least in Ile-de-France. " But even this optimist adds in the wake that hospitals will still be very solicited all the way in February. "We can not talk about decl., is marrying in an interview at release The pattern of the AP-HP, Martin Hirsch. Decidedly, this light is rather the famous green radius of Jules Verne, each can only see the glow of his own hopes.

So it sees in the jungle camp in South Africa from .
Dusseldorf. This year, "I'm a star - get me out of here!" From Australia to South Africa. What has changed at the new camp? So the celebrities live now. © Stefan Menne A tunnel from wooden branches is access to campfires, field beds and hammocks. hammocks, a hearth and a provisional toilet - so you know the jungle camp from Australia. 2022 the show has moved to South Africa.

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