Should we believe in the end of the epidemic?

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GREAT DECRYPTION – The situation is improving on the medical and hospital front, but the experts invite to remain mobilized.

By Vincent Bordenave and Delphine Chayet
The slightest deviation from health requirements, such as these gatherings on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris on May 24, may give rise to new clusters.
The slightest deviation from health requirements, such as these gatherings on the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris on May 24, may give rise to new clusters. THOMAS COEX / AFP

A priori all the lights are green. A quick glance at the situation in the country could indeed make us believe that the epidemic is over. Better yet, taking into account the three criteria put forward by the government to authorize deconfinement, all departments should go green next Thursday. In fact, the number of intensive care patients has been decreasing steadily since April 9, and the maximum capacity to receive them in hospital departments has not been exceeded in any department. Oscour network data on virus circulation, published in the latest Weekly epidemiological bulletin Public Health France, show a decrease in medical procedures related to Covid-19 in emergencies. Finally, even if this figure is difficult to verify, the government ensures that the testing capacity is sufficient throughout the territory.

Yet many scientists continue to warn of the risk of a second wave.

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