As the ninth wave of covid-19 ended this winter, a new one is expected to appear this spring. Since 2020, Santé Publique France has recorded nine waves of COVID-19 epidemics. However, three years after the first wave, covid has now become a classic virus like the flu.
For these reasons, wearing a mask is no longer compulsory but is still recommended, especially on public transport. In addition, the JDD noted in an article that many French people were still campaigning for the wearing of a mask, considered essential according to them. In this survey, our fellow journalist Vincent Bresson questions people about the reasons why they continue to wear the mask. Among them, we find the antivalidist association of the Dévalideuses which informs about the need to wear the mask for all people at risk. Indeed, the complications of this disease for these people are much more serious than the rest of the population. But what are the departments where you should consider postponing it? Check it out in our slideshow below.
After the triple epidemic of covid, bronchiolitis and influenza at the start of the 2022 school year, a saturation of public hospitals had been observed. Would we risk the same scenario this spring?
Santé Publique France is responsible for noting covid trends recorded by wave episode. In prevention of a new wave, the Public Health France site therefore reports the important figures linked to a new wave of COVID-19. Among them is the recorded incidence rate. As a reminder, “in epidemiology, the incidence rate reports the number of new cases of a pathology observed during a given period”, as indicated by the INSEE definition.
The evolution of this rate, as well as the rate of positivity and mutations are also data recorded by the site. To simplify your research, we have decoded this data for you and identified the departments with the highest incidence rates. It would be wiser to wear the mask again in the latter.
Find out in our slideshow below if your department is affected by the return of COVID-19 this spring.