June 1, 2023

Covid-19: in children, cases are skyrocketing with Omicron, vaccination is slipping

Serious cases, a marked increase compared to previous waves, remain limited.

For weeks, Omicron has been wreaking havoc in classrooms. Currently, authorities record 75,000 daily cases among 0-19 year olds, and the increase continues. In children under 10, the incidence rate is close to 2,500 cases per 100,000 on a weekly average. Not surprisingly, according to Pr Philippe Amouyel. “This variant is transmitted much faster and widely. They are not vaccinated and, up to 6 years, do not wear a mask. And if there is a place where there are several in a room and where we eat in a group, it is school. So with such a contagious variant, it gives an explosion of cases, and it is the same thing in all the countries subjected to the Omicron wave,indicates the professor of public health at the Lille University Hospital. With an incidence rate of 2%, in a class of 25 unmasked children, each child has a daily 40% risk of leaving the classroom contaminated. ”

Result: more than 10,000 classes are currently closed, ie …

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