France will not escape a seventh wave, it has even already started. Since the end of May 2022, epidemiological indicators have gradually turned red:
The cause of this epidemic resumption is well identified since it is the arrival of a sub-variant of Omicron: BA.5. According to the president of the Scientific Council, Jean-François Delfraissy, the current situation is very similar to that of a year ago. At the dawn of summer, “we had had the first wave of the Delta variant in the summer. A first peak occurred at the end of July, before a second peak at the end of October, beginning of November. We expect the same thing for BA.5”, he said at the microphone of RTL this Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Faced with this new wave of the epidemic, a return to health restrictions is not yet on the agenda. For the time being, the government strongly advises to wear the mask again in “public transport”, in “places of promiscuity” as well as in “enclosed places”, as indicated by Elisabeth Borne, this Tuesday, June 28 2022.
On the other hand, to best protect the French from this rebound in the epidemic, the executive wishes to revitalize the vaccination campaign, in particular by calling on all people eligible for a second booster dose to be vaccinated. Those concerned should even receive a letter from the government in the coming days.