Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The SARS-CoV-2 virus has shown a remarkable ability to evolve and spread across the globe through successive waves of variants since the original Wuhan lineage. Despite all the efforts of the last 2 years, the early and accurate prediction of variant severity is still a challenging issue which needs to be addressed to help, for example, the decision of activating COVID-19 plans long before the peak of new waves. Upstream preparation would indeed make it possible to avoid the overflow of health systems and limit the most severe cases.