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The unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so, we will continue to do so, until the end. This is the strategy, declared the French head of state, while a bill on the vaccine passport gave rise to a heated debate in the National Assembly.

To a question from a reader of Parisian stressing that the unvaccinated% reanimation “,” text “:” occupy 85% reanimation “}} ‘>85% occupy intensive care units, which leads to a postponement of operations, Emmanuel Macron replied that this remark is the best argument for government strategy and thatin a democracy, the worst enemy is lies and stupidity.

it is a very small minority that is resistant, he adds.

This one, how do you reduce it? We reduce it, sorry to say it, like that, by pissing it off even more. Me, I’m not for pissing off the French. I plague the administration all day long when it blocks them. Well there, the unvaccinated, I really want to piss them off.

A quote from French President Emmanuel Macron

appalling the president’s remarks. Does the president know what he is saying? WHO [Organisation mondiale de la santé] says “convince rather than coerce”. And him? “Piss off more”. Appalling, he denounced in a tweet.

For Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the National Rally, a president shouldn’t say that. The guarantor of the unity of the nation persists in dividing it and assumes that he wants to make the unvaccinated second-class citizens. Emmanuel Macron is unworthy of his office.

Among the Republicans, Bruno Retailleau considered that no health emergency does not justify such words.

The government in difficulty over its vaccine passport project

Three months before the presidential election, the French government was put in difficulty by the opposition parties, which succeeded in delaying the adoption by the deputies of a text establishing a vaccine passport to fight against COVID-19 .

The examination of this bill, one of the pillars of the health policy of President Emmanuel Macron, had to be suspended overnight from Monday to Tuesday when it should have been only a simple formality, a majority of parliamentarians supporting the text. It resumed Tuesday evening.

All the conditions are met for us to have a peaceful debate, assured at the resumption the chairman of the session, Marc Le Fur (Les Républicains), in front of well-supplied benches.

After the resumption of work, the deputies raised to 16 years the threshold required for the vaccination passport, against 12 in the initial project of the government, which rallied to this change. Discussions are expected to continue on Wednesday.

A man receives an injection.

Professor of Geriatrics Pierre Jouanny receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech at EHPAD de Champmaillot (nursing homes and day centers for the elderly) in Dijon, France.

Photo: Getty Images / PHILIPPE DESMAZES

In the midst of the epidemic’s outbreak, the government initially aimed for final adoption at the end of the week, before coming into force on January 15. But 125 deputies – against 121 – refused, by a show of hands, the continuation of the debates, for lack of parliamentarians from the center-right majority in sufficient number.

We saw last night a form of friendship of irresponsibility being formed with the deputies of La France insoumise, the National Rassemblement and the LR deputies, to make a procedural coup and try to derail the timetable for the adoption of the pass vaccine, denounced the spokesperson of the government, Gabriel Attal.

They have obviously successful their cut, corn we will do everything to keep as closely as possible to the schedule that was planned, he assured on France Inter radio.

Record of cases

Mr. Attal defended a text absolutely necessary, while more than 19,600 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday evening in France. No less than 297 patients have died in the last 24 hours in hospitals.

More than 270,000 new cases have been recorded in the country in the past 24 hours, a new record, health authorities said. The last record went back to the end of December, with just over 230,000 new cases in one day.

The increase in recorded cases is partly explained by an unprecedented number of tests (PCR or antigen): eight million last week, explained the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran.

However, the epidemic surge is very real, as evidenced by the leap in positivity rate, that is to say the proportion of cases among the only people tested. It now exceeds 15%, close to its autumn 2020 records.

With the vaccination passport, the government wanted to further increase the pressure on the nearly five million French people over the age of 12 who were not vaccinated: for lack of being able to justify a full vaccination status, they will no longer have access to leisure activities, restaurants, bars, fairs or interregional public transport.

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