While the coronavirus crisis is still relevant, French doctors fear that the coming months will be devastating. Indeed, the autumn-winter period gives rise to many illnesses, such as colds, bronchitis and flu, which promote the appearance of covid-19, since the body is affected. Weaker, it is then more at risk. In any case, this is what the president of the Academy of Medicine, Jean-François Mattéi, says. “ When the body has already fought a gigantic battle, it is difficult to start another ».
As a result, the government hopes to convince the French to go get vaccinated against the flu as soon as possible, in order to avoid ending up having to fight against the two viruses, especially since the flu symptoms are substantially similar to those of covid. -19, making the diagnosis longer and more complicated. The flu vaccine would therefore make it possible to better target the care to be operated on and limit the coexistence of diseases.
It is this same cohabitation that worries the world of medicine. No one really knows how covid-19 will work, whether it will get stronger or weaker with lower temperatures. The next few months will therefore represent a major challenge for medical staff, as the number of positive cases in 24 hours recently exceeded 10,000 confirmed, for the very first time since the start of the pandemic.