New York (United States), São Paulo (Brazil), New Delhi (India), Lille (North). Deserted cities, a third of the cloistered planet. What is the interest of containment? In the absence of a vaccine, isolation is the best weapon to date, according to the director of the vaccine innovation laboratory at the Pasteur Institute, Frédéric Tangy, to curb the Covid-19. “It is liked in the human species, this virus. It is very aggressive, it is true. In the lab, we see it in cell culture. It spreads like crazy at colossal speed. And the better we confine, the less the virus is spreading “.
In Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, the contamination numbers started to drop after 15 days. So why six weeks of confinement in France? This is only an estimate, that is, the estimated time required to lower the contagiousness rate enough, also called the reproduction rate.
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