DECRYPTION – Whatever the precise figure, this more contagious variant should become dominant soon.
How does the English variant, more contagious, circulate in France? This question is crucial to anticipate the possible evolution of the epidemic in the coming weeks. On Wednesday morning, the President of the Scientific Council, Jean-François Delfraissy, indicated on Franceinfo that there was “About 1000 cases in France” of people infected with the English mutant out of 100,000 tests carried out. The day before, before the Senate Social Affairs Committee, Olivier Véran, the Minister of Health, also believed that “Nearly 1% of the variant of English origin” is among the results of positive PCR tests in France. These are the preliminary results of the “Flash survey”, launched on December 8 by Public Health France and coordinated by the Pr Bruno Lina, virologist at the CHU de Lyon.
These estimates emerge “The first analyzes which relate to 5000 positive PCR tests, ie 20% of those carried out on January 7 and 8 in France”,entrusts the researcher to Figaro. A hundred of these
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