He explained in particular the situation of hospitals. “We have a hospital system that is tired (…), we will have a lot of population movement on the coast, Languedoc, the South West coast, a virus that will continue to circulate and a supply of care that is going to be low, because there will be vacations for caregivers and contaminated caregivers”, he said. “So there will be tension, but normally, the care system will hold up against this wave of BA.5″.
“The latest data on the rate of seropositivity, on a number of early markers, suggest, but to be taken with caution, that there is a form of slowdown which is occurring in the Paris region, which has been the region initially most affected by the BA.5” variant, explained Jean-François Delfraissy. That “could indicate that we might have a peak in the Paris region that can be reached next week”.