French health minister recently gave very downbeat assessment saying the new variant was close to being out of control.
I despair when I hear some friends saying “the virus will burn itself out and I won’t be having a vaccination”.
If we have another autumn of lockdowns the population has only itself to blame!
Extract from today’s Times.
France scrambles to vaccinate with new wave looming
France recorded 18,000 new cases on Tuesday, up 140 per cent in a week.
Of those cases, 96 per cent involved people who were not vaccinated, Castex said. Only 46 per cent of the population is fully vaccinated. After a surge in bookings in the past week, the government is aiming to ensure that 50 million people have had a first injection by the end of next month. So far, nearly 38 million have had their first one.