faced with Covid-19 the return of barrier gestures requested by an infectious disease specialist

faced with Covid-19 the return of barrier gestures requested by an infectious disease specialist
faced with Covid-19 the return of barrier gestures requested by an infectious disease specialist


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– Infectious disease specialist Anne-Claude Crémieux recommends that vulnerable people and symptomatic individuals wear a mask.

With the massive arrival of spectators from all over the world, should we fear an increase in Covid-19 cases during the Paris Olympic Games? Guest on the Télématin show on France 2, this Monday, June 24, infectious disease specialist Anne-Claude Crémieux warned of this risk while we are witnessing an increase in cases of virus contamination in the country since May. last. “The main factor explaining this recovery is that this virus continues to evolve. It evolves into forms that increasingly escape our immunity. And this is what happened in winter when we saw the famous JN.1which led to the winter surge»she first indicated.

“Today, we are dealing with descendants of JN.1 who are a little more resistant to immunity», warned Anne-Claude Crémieux. Asked about the need to wear a mask on public transport, the infectious disease specialist did not hesitate to answer: “Frail people, yes, wear a mask to avoid being infected, symptomatic people, yes please wear a mask The Olympics will be “a factor in accelerating this resurgence”underlined the infectious disease specialist. “When we are young and we have symptoms, we wear a mask to protect others”she recommended.

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“When you are infected, you are protected for a few months, but this protection against infections is brief, after a few months, you can be infected again”, she clarified. However, Anne-Claude Crémieux indicated that the current variant is not “no more contagious than the others, however it gains the upper hand over its parents because it better escapes this immunity”. “From Omicronsince the end of 2021, we have not seen a variant emerge that is more severe”explained the infectious disease specialist.

Before continuing: “But be careful, it remains dangerous for the most vulnerable people, those over 75-80 years old, the immunocompromised, people in nursing homes. This is why we advised doing a booster in the spring for these people.” “Our strategy today with regard to this virus is not to prevent the spread, we are incapable of doing so, it is to prevent it from leading to hospitalizations, severe forms, deaths»she added.

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