Covid-19: the government’s avenues to fight against the 5th wave

While a Health Defense Council chaired by Emmanuel Macron was held on Wednesday, November 24, Olivier Véran must make new announcements on measures against Covid-19 this Thursday.

The government is on all fronts in the fight against the epidemic recovery and the “fifth waveWhile Austria has chosen to carry out a new containment, France, which recorded more than 30,000 cases of Covid in 24 hours on Tuesday, November 23, is working to counter this dreaded fifth wave. Prime Minister Jean Castex is in solitary confinement, having tested positive, Gabriel Attal did not fail in the task. For the government spokesperson, in an emergency, the objective is clear: “save the holiday season. For his part, Olivier Véran must announce new measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday, November 25. But several media, citing sources close to the executive, have already announced the expected series of measures.

3rd dose of vaccine extended to the entire population

To try to avoid the explosion of Covid cases in France, Emmanuel Macron and the Government are therefore preparing to take a whole series of new measures. It starts with a third dose of vaccine which will likely be extended to the entire population. Its gradual integration into the health pass is also in the pipeline. According to a recent study by the New England journal of medicine, the vaccine would lose its effectiveness six months after the injection of the second dose, going from 88% to 47% protection.

Wearing a mask is compulsory outside during busy crowds

The time between the 2nd and the 3rd dose of vaccine will also be reduced to 5 months, compared to 6 months to date. A decision which would have been taken in accordance with the conclusions of the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS). The government was also working on a change in the validity of PCR tests, which would now be reduced to 24 hours. So far, the validity of the tests had been established at 72 hours. Finally, wearing a mask should be compulsory in all establishments open to the public, but also outside in the event of a large crowd, such as during public events or on Christmas markets. Several weeks before the end of the year celebrations, feared by the government since the start of the health crisis, vigilance is therefore required …

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