LIVE – Bronchiolitis: the epidemic is still progressing in France

COVID + FLU

Co-infection can be more dangerous than simple contaminations.

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BRONCHIOLITIS: RISING INDICATORS

The bronchiolitis epidemic has continued at a high level in recent days, according to the French public health agency in a weekly report, this Wednesday: the last week, elapsed on November 27, was marked by a “continuation of the increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations for bronchiolitis in children under two years of age in metropolitan France”.

“The intensity of the epidemic (is) particularly marked on the whole of the metropolitan territory and in Guadeloupe”, she insisted.

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Influenza: the epidemic declared in mainland France

THE FLU EPIDEMIC DECLARED IN METROPOLIS

The seasonal flu epidemic has now been declared in France, hitting Brittany and Normandy, health authorities announced on Wednesday, as the country is already facing waves of bronchiolitis and Covid-19.

“Brittany and Normandy have gone into epidemic”, announced the public health agency France in a report of the past week to November 27. Overseas, the flu epidemic was already hitting Martinique, Mayotte and Reunion.

COVID-19: PROTECT YOURSELF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

“If you want to be in good shape during the holidays, now is the time to protect yourself,” infectious disease specialist Anne-Claude Crémieux told franceinfo. The specialist encourages the French to put the mask back on public transport, since it protects against Covid-19 but also against bronchiolitis and the flu.

“Protection is a booster shot, when the old one is more than six months old,” she also clarified.

BRONCHIOLITIS: THE ALERT CRY OF 10,000 CAREGIVERS

In a forum in Le Monde, 10,000 caregivers including 400 department heads and all the learned pediatric societies describe a hospital under great tension in the face of the bronchiolitis epidemic. “We thought that transferring children 300 kilometers from home was a major degradation of care, we now see that there could be worse: no longer being able to transfer because the epidemic has swept everywhere, saturating all the services of French pediatrics”, they write in particular, also referring to deprogrammed operations, hospitalizations without a room or “premature” dismissals of patients at home. “Infant mortality is now on the rise in France,” they warn.

They directly challenge Emmanuel Macron, asking him to intervene as quickly as possible to relieve the hospital system: “Mr. President, your silence is deafening”, they say. According to them, a first request sent on October 21 to the Head of State remained unanswered. “Mr. President, even more than hitherto, the current crisis is pushing ever more numerous resignations. Back to the wall, will France be able to save its children?”, conclude the pediatricians.

TWITTER WILL NO LONGER FIGHT COVID DISINFORMATION

New Twitter boss Elon Musk has set out to disrupt content moderation on Twitter, including ending the fight against Covid misinformation.

“As of November 23, 2022, Twitter no longer enforces the policy regarding misleading information about Covid-19”, indicates a very rare, and very brief, press release from the San Francisco company, which has not been relayed. than Tuesday by the American press.

Like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, Twitter had specific rules in place during the pandemic to combat false health information. The platform had notably decided to report and remove messages containing misinformation about Covid vaccines, then to suspend the accounts concerned after five warnings.

COVID: THE PRIME MINISTER’S RECOMMENDATIONS

Elisabeth Borne launched a “solemn appeal” on Tuesday to respect barrier gestures in the face of a “new wave” of the confirmed Covid-19 epidemic. The virus “still kills”, alerted the Prime Minister.

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Faced with the specter of a 9th wave of Covid, Borne's call for the wearing of a mask in transport

91,814 NEW COVID CASES

According to data from Public Health France published on Tuesday, 91,814 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours. The increase in 7 days is 41.7%.

VIGILANCE

The government spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday a 40% increase in the incidence rate of Covid-19. In addition, he warned of the arrival of the flu epidemic even though the bronchiolitis epidemic is still ongoing. Faced with these three viruses, he called for vaccination and respect for barrier gestures.

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TOWARDS THE 9TH WAVE?

Contaminations are on the rise again, while hospitalizations are progressing, after a month of decline. The incidence rate is also beginning to climb across the territory. So many signals that worry some specialists, at a time when bronchiolitis and influenza are gaining ground in parallel.

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Covid-19 - Increase in contaminations: towards a 9th wave before Christmas?

CALL FOR CAUTION

Elisabeth Borne launched a “solemn appeal” on Tuesday to respect barrier gestures in the face of a “new wave” of the confirmed Covid-19 epidemic. The virus “still kills”, alerted the Prime Minister.

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Faced with the specter of a 9th wave of Covid, Borne's call for the wearing of a mask in transport

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