February 28th local time, Salomon, the director of the French General Administration of Health, said in an interview with the French newspaper Sunday that the mutant novel coronavirus has changed the pandemic pattern in France.
At present, more than 50% of the new confirmed cases are infected with the mutant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom.
Salomon said that this requires France to raise the target level of collective immunization to 80%.
The latest research data shows that 15% to 20% of the French population may have been infected with the novel coronavirus and immunized, and another 5% have been vaccinated.
Salomon therefore believes that this is a critical moment in the race against time.
Salomon also believes that mutant COVID-19 also makes the effectiveness of hard “lockdown” measures in the short term more complicated.
Judging from the previous two national “lockdowns” in France, the number of new infections, new hospitalizations and new severe cases will still increase inertially after the beginning of the “lockdown”, among which the number of new severe cases will not begin to decline until three weeks after the “lockdown”, and the current pandemic pattern in France may This phenomenon will exacerbate.
Salomon also said that from the case of some municipalities in French Guiana, the weekend “lockdown” can play a role in pandemic prevention and control, and measures against local areas with severe pandemic can buy time for overall prevention and control.