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The British variant took power in France. Damien Mascret, doctor and journalist for France Télévisions, takes stock of the 20 Hours set, Friday March 26.
Is the British variant more virulent? “Yes, unfortunately, now we actually think that it is more virulent, that is to say that it is more likely to cause complications“, explains Damien Mascret, doctor and journalist for France Télévisions, in duplex on Friday March 26 for the 20 Hours news. A Danish study thus shows that if one is tested positive for the English variant rather than the historical variant, the risk hospitalization is increased “of 64%“, specifies the doctor.
The figures are worrying. “It’s impressive, but you still have to take into account the age“, adds the journalist. For a man under 65 without comorbidities, the”basis risk“will drop from 0.09% to 0.14%.”On the other hand, if you have 85 and at least two comorbidities, your baseline risk, which with the historical variant is already high, at 16%, will increase to 24%.“As for treatments, such as monoclonal antibodies, they”may have difficulty when these variants have mutations“, unlike corticosteroids which remain effective”whatever the variant“, concludes Damien Mascret.
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