Complicated summer holidays: the 8th wave is planned for the start of the next school year, according to an expert

The Covid has been infecting more and more people since the end of June 2022. Specialists believe that by the start of the school year, things will get even worse. Asked about this subject, the infectiologist Denis Malvy offered clear and clear answers. According to his words, summer holidays will be complicated.

A new wave

During his interview with 20 minutes, Denis Malvy took stock of the current situation, in particular on Bordeaux University Hospital beds. According to him, the Omicron virus, against which we are currently fighting, is a virus that is increasingly transmissible. Its ability to produce sub-variants allows it to evolve and adapt. Which is worrying because the experts have almost unveiled all their weapons to eradicate it.

Moreover, more and more members of the medical community are contaminated. This means that there are even fewer personnel to take care of the sick while they are being more and more numerous each day. This is why the experts invite you to be vigilant. In particular, immunocompromised people must protect themselves more than others. The fact is that according to Denis Malvy, these are the most vulnerable to the virus.

“After two years of the epidemic, we have a lot of experience and know-how to adapt to the virus. We see that the populations are screened either because they are symptomatic or because they have been in contact with a sick person, ”he notes all the same.

What about the elderly

In addition to immunocompromised people, those over 60 are also most likely to be infected with the virus. This is why the infectious disease specialist invites them to receive their second booster dose. As the latter explained, even if you get vaccinated, with age, the antibodies lose their effectiveness. A statement that seems to confirm the figures. Indeed, many people over the age of 60 are still hospitalized.

According to the infectious disease expert, people over 80 must do their recall, because 40% of them have not yet done so. Whereas, according to the doctor, by being protected, they are the ones who “will protect the hospital”.

Complicated summer vacation

Denis Malvy invites the population to reconnect with barrier gestures to limit the transmission. The reflexes to have? Wear a mask in closed, unventilated areas, and avoid contact with sick or symptomatic people. According to the infectiologist, the summer holidays promise to be particularly complicated because of this epidemic resumption.

“People with symptomatic Covid are on land for four days and must rest for 10 to 12 days, if that’s our vacation program, hello freedom and summer choices! “, did he declare.

According to Denis Malvy, we are still “very very far from the end of the epidemic”. Indeed, the 8th wave will show up at the start of the school year, and it could be even more devastating. Hopefully, by then, researchers will have found more relevant vaccines.

The health protocol in schools at the start of the school year

As the 8th wave is scheduled for the start of the 2022 school year, the ministry has set up a new frame of the health protocol in the face of Covid. The protocol will present three levels of measurements each of which will apply depending on the context. Level 1 is activated if the situation is not critical. It consists of recalling the barrier gestures, and the limitation of large groups.

Level 2 is equivalent to heightened alertness. Its activation is accompanied by a reinforcement of barrier gestures. The practical modalities in EPS will also be modified. Level 3 is activated if the situation is very unfavorable. Restrictive measures will be strengthenedand a welcoming doctrine will be set up in high school.

The National Defense and Security Council (CDSN) will be responsible for determining the level of protocol to be put in place. Their decision will not be made public until the end of August. And this either a few days before school resumes.

Regarding the wearing of the mask, the decision will depend on the measures that the government will take for the general population. According to Marie-Hélène Vénétitay, there will be no specific rule for students and teachers in schools.

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