LThe news falls at the end of the day, shared by SMS. In a small Walloon village, a man, the father of three children, has just died of covid at the age of 51, without comorbidities. Carried away with his father by this damn virus.
This news suddenly brings everything to a halt, it lands. The virus, which seemed abstract a few minutes earlier, is once again palpable, plausible, real. And the information repeated in recent weeks which said the variants very contaminating and dangerous for the youngest, these intensive care patient beds once again occupied in large numbers – especially by fifty-year-olds – no longer fall under the theory. It is no longer “just” words from scientists or hospital officials that we say we have seen and heard too much. It is lived, close.