winter is coming, but vaccination coverage warms the heart of Gabriel Attal – Liberation

The government spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday a slight resumption of the epidemic upon leaving the Council of Ministers. But hopes for a “relatively calm” winter by relying on the anti-Covid vaccination rate in France.

Towards better days despite the looming winter? At the end of the Council of Ministers and the last Health Defense Council which were held this Wednesday, Gabriel Attal wanted to be reassuring. If he confirmed that the signs of an epidemic resumption were confirmed, he nevertheless recalled that this increase in cases was not a surprise. “The signs of an epidemic recovery are being confirmed, it is a slight recovery but it is indeed a recovery.”

The reproduction rate rose again above 5,400 detected cases on average, an increase of 16% in one week. “The epidemic is gaining ground again, it is progressing even if we start from a low level.”

The number of people in intensive care is stable

After the revelation by Release of the results of a flash survey led by the President of the Scientific Council, Jean-François Delfraissy, on the situation of hospitals, the government spokesman kicked in touch, preferring to say that “The situation is more complex than it seems».

At least 20% of the beds available on paper are currently closed in the CHUs and CHRs in France, since there are no longer enough caregivers to make them all work, the survey shows. Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who also chairs the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), with some of its members and the logistics of the CHU directors, conducted this study at the beginning of October, contacting the various stakeholders to make a «point instantané» son the number of closed beds.

“This figure of 20% comes from a survey on the situation of some AP-HP hospitals, defended Gabriel Attal. There are indeed tensions in HR in certain establishments and also an impact of the Covid activity, with rules which consist in not having a double room to better fight against the epidemic. ” He also announced that the government had “Launched a survey of all health establishments to objectify this situation its exploitation is in progress.” The figures will be communicated shortly ”.

For authorities, the most important indicator to watch these days is hospital blood pressure “After several weeks of decline, the number of people hospitalized and in intensive care is now stable. It is no longer decreasing and the number of admissions is on the rise again. We monitor these indicators like milk on the fire ”, warned the minister, warning that hospital pressure would surely increase in the coming weeks.

At the national level, the incidence rate again exceeds 50 per 100,000 inhabitants and “The alert threshold has been crossed in around forty departments”, he clarified. The epidemic is progressing everywhere, and in a more or less important way according to the territories, Gabriel Attal citing the example of Pays-de-la-Loire. This trend can be seen everywhere in the European Union, according to Gabriel Attal, who notably highlights the arrival of lower temperatures and the increase in gatherings in closed places.

The government spokesperson did not fail to defend the strategy of the executive, recalling the importance played by the immunization coverage which has “Enough to make us optimistic” and to have “Better control” virus: “This allows us to hope for better management of the epidemic and even a relatively calm winter, with a third booster dose.”

In this regard, he once again called on those over 65 and the most vulnerable to carry out their second recall, “Indispensable and urgent”. Asked if this third dose could become a condition in order to keep a valid health pass, Gabriel Attal repeated that the government would base itself on the recommendation that the health authorities will make in this matter. Reply “in the next weeks”.

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