“Indicators are rising everywhere: the pandemic context demonstrates the limitations of intermediate measures.” While the Delta version is producing several cases of covid-19 across France, the president of the Hospital Federation of France is urging the executive to make a bold move and order mandatory vaccination.
Frédéric Valletoux, who represents not only French public hospitals but also nursing homes, writes in the Journal du Dimanche that the government should “assume this course of obligation with voluntarism,” believing that the health pass has served its purpose and that the speed with which the fourth wave is unfolding necessitates radical action.
“We no longer have the luxury of taking half-measures,” he declares, estimating that while “the question was undoubtedly taboo a few months ago because we were in this obligatory passage where conviction and pedagogy had to win,” times have changed.
According to the JDD, even if the measure appears difficult to consider at the moment due to antivax mobilization, Emmanuel Macron left an opening in this direction in his July 12 speech.
“Depending on how the situation evolves, we will undoubtedly have to consider mandatory vaccination for all French people,” the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron declared at the time.
The mayor of Fontainebleau, in the department of Seine-et-Marne, under the label Agir (centre-right, close to the LREM majority), believes that compulsory vaccination would be a simpler and more understandable measure than the sanitary pads, as well as more efficient at the sanitary level.
What leads him to the conclusion that France should be a “pioneer country” and “start a worldwide movement in favour of mandatory vaccination?” for all who needs it to stay free from the virus.