Omicron: The ghost of the hospital tragedy is receding

Omicron: The ghost of the hospital tragedy is receding

To a little thinner on the Kovid-19 front? Institute Pasteur has made new predictions before the government, reporting on the omiciron variant and especially the hospital consequences. Echoes. This mutation of the virus is two times more dangerous than the initial stress and three times less than the delta variant. Although the risk of a real catastrophe in hospitals was considered very high, the Pasteur Institute mitigated the situation to some extent, however this is worrying.

The lower the severity of the Omicron variant, the lower the risk of hospital random risk and overflow. The second is still more contagious. What makes a speech a little more optimistic than the coming weeks. This is due to the measures taken by the government, the liability of the gauges, the wearing of masks on the outside and the massive compulsory assistance to teleworking in possible companies. Hospital admissions are between 2,500 and 3,600 per day, with less than 5,200 people in contact.

“In all cases, the highest rate of hospital admission is expected in the second half of January, with the maximum impact on the bedroom in late January or February. The peak of infection is expected by mid – January,” Pasteur said. In this sense, between 17,000 and 23,000 “classic” hospital beds are required, with between 3,900 and 4,700 beds in the intensive care unit, and 32,000 and 6,000, respectively.

But many Kovid patients have already been hospitalized: 2,200 hospitalizations linked to Kovid-19 take place daily, and there are more than 4,000 critical care beds. The hospital has experienced very rough waves in the past. This condition, which interferes with the depletion of the hospital system, is systemic in vaccination, and its effectiveness against the highly contagious omicron, Advance Le Huffington Post. With two doses, the protection over the next 6 months will be 55%, compared to 85% for people taking the triple vaccination. However, more careful studies have shown that the projections of the Institute Pasteur are based on an efficacy of 40% for two doses and 60% for three doses.

Finally, reducing the length of hospital stay will provide relief in health care facilities. The Institute Pasteur advocates the establishment of “primary care” structures or home hospitalizations, with the goal of facilitating patient reception. However, this report includes a number of variables and some uncertainties, while reiterating the importance of vaccination.

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