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Covid: the Omicron variant will be in the majority in France “between Christmas and New Year”, says Véran

By Caroline J. Posted on December 22, 2021 at 9:28 a.m.

Will Omicron become dominant in France by the end of the year? This is what Olivier Véran thinks. Invited this Wednesday, December 22, 2021 on BFMTV, the Minister of Health estimated that the Omicron variant will be in the majority in the country “between Christmas and New Year”.

the variant Omicron is spreading like wildfire. ” Omicron is now 20% of contaminations ” in France, ” and probably 35% in Île-de-France »Alerted Olivier Véran this Wednesday, December 22, 2021 on BFMTV. « But ask me the question in two days, I will tell you that it is one in three contamination “, He warned, before adding that this variant detected for the first time in South Africa” multiplies every 2 to 3 days ».

Therefore, the Minister of Health considers that the variant Omicron will be majority in France ” between Christmas and New Year ” according to ” all likelihood ». « And by the end of the month, we will exceed more than 100,000 contaminations per day “, he added.
A figure considered very worrying while 73,000 new cases of covid-19 were recorded in France on Monday, December 20.

During this interview on BFMTV, Olivier Véran confirmed that the variant Omicron is ” very contagious “. Based on the health situation observed in our British neighbors, the Minister of Health however confided that this strain does not cause at this stage ” wave of hospitalizations “And seems to be” vaccine sensitive ».

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