Fifth wave of Covid in France: "The dramatic problem is happening to hospitals"

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Jean-François Delfraissy.

PIERRE VERDY / AFP

By: Florent Guignard Follow

The Christmas holidays are not in danger because of the fifth wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, the president of the scientific council said this Thursday morning, December 2, ensuring that everything was done to avoid a new containment.

Jean-François Delfraissy also said on BFM TV that the current fight against the pandemic was the fight against the Delta variant.

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For scientists, better application of barrier gestures, associated with vaccination, could allow the hospital system to cope with the fifth wave.

To talk about it, Viviane Kovess-Masféty, psychiatrist and epidemiologist, honorary professor at the School of Advanced Studies in Public Health (EHESP).

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