To avoid a second wave of coronavirus patients, they recommend above all to avoid an overall deconfinment of the entire population.
TECHNO – A dozen doctors propose to use artificial intelligence to get out of the period of deconfinement in France without risking reviving the epidemic of Covid-19, in an opinion piece published in the Journal of Sunday, April 5 .
According to the signatories of this forum, Sadek Beloucif, anesthesiologist, Patrick Berche, microbiologist,Patrick Joubert, datascientist, Xavier Jouven, cardiologist and epidemiologist, VincentMaréchal, virologist, AlexandreMignon, anesthesiologist resuscitator, Didier Payen, anesthesiologist resuscitator, Gilles Pialoux, infectiologist and Eric Vicaut, biostatistician, there are several scenarios for exiting deconfinment.
In their view,the strategy to deconfin the entire population would expose people who have not yet been sick to the virus and there could be a “second wave of the pandemic”.”. Hearing in the National Assembly, Édouard Philippe also suggested that a massive and global deconfinement would not be the preferred measure. .
Another strategy would be to control populations through mobile applications, as can be the case in Asian countries, to confine sick people and those they have frequented.. But in their eyes,”it doesn’t look like France” and people might object.
Artificial intelligence “CovidIA””
They argue for the use of artificial intelligence, via an initiative called CovidIA,which would en “implement artificial intelligence models based on initial hypotheses about the disease”and test results, combined with “geolocation data contained in mobile phones, in a controlled, anonymous and aggregated.”
This method could lead to “increasingly en reliable predictions,” they argue.. In this context, they ask “the authorities that, on a temporary and controlled basis, health data and certain data from mobile operators be made available, after anonymization and encryption,on a voluntary basis, all controlled by the CNIL and the relevant authorities”.”.
The task of overseeing the deconfinement was entrusted to Jean Castex,mayor of Les Républicains de Prades, close to Nicolas Sarkozy and collaborator of Xavier Bertrand when he was Minister of Health. A “formidable high-ranking official of efficiency,” in the words of the Prime Minister himself from the ranks of the right.