Seasonal epidemics have almost disappeared thanks, no doubt, to barrier actions. This is the time when winter viruses arrive and yet the number of gastroenteritis is half as high as last year in the same era.
There are fewer bronchiolitis and four times less influenza so far. We can hope for a weaker epidemic than usual thanks to the vaccine. Already ten million French people have been vaccinated. As much in one month as in the entire winter season last year.
The Ministry of Health had explained, in mid-October, at the start of the flu vaccination campaign, aim for “30% additional doses this year, or a total of 15.6 million doses. This vaccination campaign generally lasts four months, thus anticipating a viral peak that usually occurs in January.