how to save the holidays while the fifth wave is amplifying?



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J. Lonchampt, D. Basier, S. Soubane, T. Breton, N. Berthier, L. Monforte

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48,400 new cases were identified Thursday, December 2. Where will we be in three weeks, at Christmas time? Will the end of the year holidays be spoiled by this fifth wave?

For the time being, the French have not given up on family reunions, as evidenced by train ticket reservations which have returned to their 2019 level. A few weeks before the start of the festivities, some French people have already started to organize themselves. Last year, the government and health authorities recommended a maximum of six adults at the table, two meters between each guest and a test to be carried out before the meal.

This year, no advice has yet been given, but, big difference with 2020, the vaccine has arrived. “It is above all necessary to be vaccinated and especially to make the recall, at least fifteen days before the holidays “, recommends Anne-Claude Crémieux, infectious disease specialist at Raymond-Poincaré hospital (AP-HP). To meet up with family, many have already planned to travel, especially by train. But a recent study shows that the risk of contamination in a train, even masked, increases by 30%.

Opinion of the High Council of Public Health

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