Covid – 9th wave: “The epidemic seems to be starting again, the incidence rate is up 40%”, warns Olivier Véran

Government spokesman Olivier Véran called on the French on Wednesday to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and against the flu in order to avoid tensions in the hospital system, during the report of the Council of Ministers.

“Covid and flu patients are twice as likely to die”

COVID-19 outbreak appears to be picking up again, incidence rate up 40% since last week and we don’t want that to be added to a flu epidemic since the health tension could then become important on our hospitals”said Olivier Veranalso calling again for respect for barrier gestures.

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Currently, vaccinations against the flu are down 15% compared to the previous year and only 20% of the population concerned is fully up to date with their reminders against Covid, regretted Olivier Véran recalling that “Covid and flu patients are twice as likely to die”. Thereby, “it’s not too late to get vaccinated”, said the former Minister of Health.

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