In 2020, only 2% of hospitalizations in France were for COVID-19: official report

Blachier concluded: “These data indicate two things: first, that the COVID phenomenon was particularly impactful because it was sudden and because it was essentially unknown and unprecedented, but we also realize that the idea it was COVID patients who filled the hospitals during these two years is a false idea; the true number is between 2 and 5 percent. We had a prism, a vision of the situation that was out of sync with the reality of the hospital. I’m sorry, but it’s true; just look at this report. And the other thing we see is that the fact that COVID mostly targets people with comorbidities means that when there is sufficient immunity in the population, COVID will most likely become a less severe disease than influenza.”