France headed for a 4rth COVID-19 wave
Scientists warn of a fourth wave of Coronavirus threatening France, confirming that the vaccines will constitute a good barrier in its face.
The French government's leading scientific adviser Professor Jean-François Delfraissy said that France is likely to have a fourth COVID-19 wave, due to a resurgence of cases caused by the Delta variant first detected in India.
Nevertheless, Delfraissy pointed that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines would help mitigate the effect of this new wave, which could hit France by September or October, according to medical experts.
"I think we will have a fourth wave, but it will be much more moderate than the previous three waves because the level of vaccinations is different compared to before," Delfraissy said in a radio interview.
Earlier this week, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said that the COVID-19 Delta variant, whose rapid spread around the world has led some countries to reinstate travel restrictions, now represents around 20% of France's COVID-19 cases.