Three years after the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, the virus continues to rage in France and in the rest of the world.

According to the latest epidemiological report from the National Public Health Agency, published on October 27, 2022, there is a slowdown in the circulation of the coronavirus as well as an improvement in hospital indicators. The number of deaths, however, is still on the rise.

On the vaccination side, the organization calculates that “74.5% of people aged 18 and over, as well as 82.6% of people aged 65 and over have received at least one booster dose” as of October 24, 2022.

However, the epidemic indicators remain on a high plateau, and the organization recalls the need to respect the following combined measures:

Regarding the wearing of a mask, Public Health France stresses that it is all the more rigorous “in the presence of the elderly or in the event of crowding in closed spaces (including public transport) or during large gatherings”. An opinion shared by the National Academy of Medicine in a press release published recently…

On November 2, 2022, an opinion from the National Academy of Medicine goes along the lines of the National Public Health Agency to recall that the mask should be the norm not only in the face of Covid-19, but also in the face of the usual “diseases winter” such as gastroenteritis, the flu or even bronchiolitis.

What are the recommendations of the academy to deal with the health situation?

If the current health situation does not require a return of the mandatory mask, the Academy nevertheless advises wearing an FFP2 type mask in enclosed spaces for:

In addition, the press release considers it essential to wear a surgical-type mask for all other public “in hospitals, dispensaries, health centers and pharmacies, and in closed spaces open to the public, such as public transport. during peak periods”.