We are witnessing an upward trend “, a” small surge “in cases of Covid-19, noted the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, Friday, October 22, on BFMTV and RMC, specifying however that it is not this is not an “epidemic wave”, but a “moderate increasing trend”. He also believes that “the time has not come to take away the tools that protect us”, such as the health pass.
“It’s cold outside, it’s wetter, like all respiratory viruses”, the Covid-19 “circulates more, we expected”, he continued, referring to around “5,000 cases per day” currently. A strong recovery of the virus is not “the most likely scenario,” he said. There is no “increase in hospitalizations like last fall, because the population is massively vaccinated,” he notes.
“Boost the vaccination booster for the elderly and frail”
Olivier Véran calls, however, to “boost the vaccination booster for the elderly and frail”. “We are at a little over 2 million reminders, we are approaching 100,000 third injections per day, but that is not enough, we have to go up,” he said. “My feeling is that the time has not come to remove the tools that protect us while we see that the virus is no longer declining,” he added, when asked about a possible lifting of the health pass at 15 November.