in case of confinement, schools may remain open

One million people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in France, where stricter border rules came into force on Sunday 24 January, but the dissertation on a new incarceration is increasingly being lifted. It would be the third in the country in a year.

This new measure will be taken because the hospital pressure is strong in the country: On Saturday, 25,800 patients were admitted, including almost 2,900 in intensive care. And although this last figure is a bit down.

“Inclusion is still the most effective weapon”

“The absolute urgency is to vaccinate the most vulnerable with the vaccines available to protect them from the disease,” estimates Dr. Yves Lévy, Director of the Vaccine Research Institute (VRI) at CHU Henri-Mondor in Créteil (Val-de-Marne). , in an interview with JDD. “We can believe (that these vaccines) will remain partially effective” in the face of the new variants, he added.

However, the idea of ​​obtaining “group immunity” for him is “illusory” and blocking the arrival of the English mutant is “impossible”. So, in the face of variations in particular, “containment is still the most effective weapon,” says this specialist.

“We will not wait for another wave to come”

The government still officially hopes to avoid it. But should that happen, the Ministry of Health Olivier Véran prefers to take action before the arrival of a third wave. “We need the curfew to work, we must be able to cope with the variant and save time. At best, we will be able to reduce the epidemic pressure. If this is not the case, we will not wait until March to act. We monitor the development of the curfew today for “We will not wait until another wave comes to take the right measures,” he added. he declared to the Parisian.

At the moment, “the situation allows for school continuity. But we are vigilant,” National Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer assured JDD. “I prefer the concepts that prevailed in November with open establishments, especially since we see afterwards that our strategy has worked”, the Minister continued before adding: “All our work is to avoid this hypothesis (d” a closure of establishments), although it is still conceivable in case of absolute necessity. School is still important for our children “.

According to Le Journal du dimanche, Emmanuel Macron was able to speak on Wednesday 27 January, the day of the next Defense Council.