September 24, 2021

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Govit-19: Professor Eric Coms assures “we’re getting closer” to joint immunity

Soon joint immunityBut, there is always a virus. This is, in essence, to be remembered from a column by Professor Eric Coms, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris). Europe 1 This Monday morning.

“We are getting closer” to the collective immune system, “we need to calm down, we’ll get there gradually”, he promised from the beginning, although due to variations in this level it will “take a little longer than expected”

Immunity derived from the contamination of the alpha variant is “slightly less effective” in the delta variant, as is possible with the vaccine, which can lead to “re-infection with mild or overt forms”, but We will finally reach immunity “Once we encountered the virus a few times in its various forms,” ​​said the head of the Department of Infectious Diseases. “As far as the vaccine is concerned, this is not magic,” he commented, acknowledging that the vaccine was “a little less expensive” in Delta than “Alpha”.

Zero Govt option, a “Simera”

“We’re going to live with the virus”, Warns the epidemiologist, Covit-19 will join “the other four corona viruses we already live with”. Zero Govt’s preference is “a pipe dream”, he continued, especially as an example of countries that have chosen this strategy, especially Australia and New Zealand. Who are now in “bad condition”.

When asked about the Health Pass, Professor Eric Coms considered that implementing it would be “a bold decision, very effective in increasing the vaccine rate”. “I think this is one Very good thing in terms of public health “, He continued, even though it now feels” socio-economic mastery “rather than” health. “

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