April 16, 2021

Would it be effective to confine Paris for three weeks to eradicate the virus there?


THE CHEKING PROCESS – The mayor of Paris wants to put an end to the “half-measures” to find a “form of return to normal life” in the spring. Is it realistic?

THE QUESTION. The town hall of Paris goes to war against “half measures”. Emmanuel Grégoire, Anne Hidalgo’s first assistant, wants to strike fast and hard, in order to “be able to find a form of return to a normal life in the spring“. The Parisian executive therefore submits its hypothesis: “A harsher confinement of three weeks“, in the perspective of “Reopen everything”: bars, restaurants, museums …

It is therefore a Parisian version of the “zero Covid” strategy, implemented in Asian countries and Oceania. The aim is to reduce the circulation of the virus to a drastically low level. Thus, it would be easier to trace and isolate cases to prevent the epidemic from flowing back, while allowing the resumption of social and cultural life. Would this measure be effective, realistic and appropriate to the situation?

CHECKS. Emmanuel Grégoire spoke Thursday, February 25 in the evening of a strict confinement of three weeks. In his press conference this Friday, he did not

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