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The French Parliament adopts the bill creating the vaccine passport

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The deputies voted 214 votes to 93 in favor of the text, at the end of tense debates which lasted all night.

Started Monday, the examination of the bill had been suspended twice, due to a climate in the hemicycle not considered conducive to debates, especially after the publication of an interview with President Emmanuel Macron the newspaper The Parisian.

The French president said on Tuesday he was determined to “piss off” the unvaccinated against COVID-19 until the end in limiting for them, as much as possible, access to social life activities as the country experiences a record number of new cases.

He claimed that% resuscitation “,” text “:” unvaccinated 85% occupy resuscitation “}} ‘>85% of the unvaccinated occupies intensive care units, resulting in postponement of operations.

Mr. Macron indicated that%, have joined “,” text “:” almost all people, over 90%, have joined “}} ‘>almost all people, over 90%, have joined vaccination and it is a very small minority that is resistant.

For over 16s

the vaccination passport, which will come into force from January 15 for those over 16 – and not over 12 as initially desired by the government – aims to curb the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, whose high contagiousness results in record levels in the number of daily contaminations in France.

According to the latest reports, the number of contaminations is close to 200,000 daily.

In addition to the creation of the vaccine passport, the text provides for a strengthening of measures to fight against fraud in documents relating to the status of vaccination against COVID-19.

The bill went through an expedited process. Despite the suspensions in the Assembly, its adoption raised few doubts given the weight of the elected representatives of the presidential majority (LaRem, Modem, Agir) in the hemicycle, despite criticism from La France Insoumise (LFI) and the Rassemblement national (RN).

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