Thibaud Hue, edited by Solène Leroux 07:06, March 31, 2022

New epidemic, or new wave of Covid-19?

In France currently, 130,000 new cases are detected every day on average.

As the epidemic picks up again, the vaccination centers close.

A calendar that questions the town hall of the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

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Is this a rebound or a new wave?

One certainty: the Covid-19 is still there.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled several scenarios for the continuation of the pandemic.

First, the worst, with the appearance of a variant even more virulent and more transmissible than the previous ones.

And then, most likely, with less severe disease thanks to population immunity.

In France, at the moment, 130,000 new cases are detected every day on average.

As the epidemic picks up again, vaccination centers close.

A calendar that questions the town hall of the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

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One last bite and then they're gone.

The caregivers remove their gowns and blow.

Completed the vaccination center.

But the last patients are very surprised, like Marie-Claire, who goes up her glasses.

"I was a little surprised. We need to be vaccinated," she says at the microphone of Europe 1. "It's easier to come to the town hall than elsewhere, to a pharmacy where you have to make an appointment. I think it's too early to close," she concludes.

"The Covid is not dead"

Too early also for Elsa, who came for her third dose.

She fears the rise in cases: "The Covid is not dead, we are not going to act as if it no longer exists either."

The next patients will go to their doctor or a pharmacy to receive their dose.

Patients who were fewer and fewer, and the time seemed a bit long for caregivers like Antoine.

"We see vaccinations reduce. There has been a small uptick lately, with the 80s and the fourth dose," he says.

But overall, "there were very hollow moments".

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The head of the center, Doctor Marc Jacono, confirms it, it was the right time to close.

"We see that the Omicron variant is still less virulent, even if you always have to be very careful," explains the caregiver.

"Perhaps in 15 days, we will see figures that go up very high and hospitalizations and deaths. The epidemic no longer requires that we vaccinate the entire population."

In case, warns the doctor, the computers and part of the equipment will remain on site for a possible reopening.

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