Reconfining or not reconfining? This is the question that torments Europe. A year after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries on the continent are tightening measures against the virus in order to stem a new surge in contamination. It is this famous third wave, the one whose leaders are now allowed to say the name. “The new fact is the variants, English in particular. In the latest study by the Higher Institute of Health, it represented 54% of cases, but we now expect a much higher figure, ”said Italian Minister of Health Roberto Speranza in an interview published on Sunday in the daily The Republic. In his country, 150,175 new contagions were recorded during the last week against 130,816 the previous week, an increase of almost 15%.