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COVID-19: France hit by 5th wave despite having one of the highest vaccination rates worldwide

Today, France has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. Yet all the while infection rates are surging nationwide. To offer us a better understanding of this phenomenon, France 24 is joined by Dr. Jan-Cedric Hansen, Vice President of Global Health Security Alliance. According to Dr. Hansen, the vaccine is not foolproof. "It protects the population as a global herd, but it doesn't necessarily protect you individually," explains Dr. Hansen. "The vaccine is just like a raincoat, no more. So, it protects you in some way. But if the amount of virus that spreads, or is in your environment, is higher than the protection that you can get from the raincoat, or from the vaccine, then you'll get infected."

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