the prospect of compulsory vaccination resurfaces

It’s a little music that more and more often comes back to the ears of the executive. Compulsory vaccination of all French people would be a solution “Simpler, more efficient and fairer” – in the words of the deputy of Indre François Jolivet (La République en Marche) – a health pass whose implementation is judged to be the best “Complex”, at worst almost illusory.

An orientation already expressed by a heavyweight of the majority and close to Emmanuel Macron, shortly before the new announcements of the Head of State, Monday, July 12. “My position is that there is no other way out in this epidemic situation than compulsory vaccination for everyone”, had thus declared the high commissioner to the plan and president of the MoDem, François Bayrou, on BFM-TV.

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It was the parliamentarians of the Socialist Party who most directly supported this proposal. On the eve of the start of the examination of the health bill, Socialist deputies and senators published a joint press release in which all are in favor of an obligatory vaccination « progressive », entering into force “To 1is October » and against “The health pass as proposed by the government”. The new law on anti-Covid-19 measures is expected to come into force on August 9, four days after the expected decision of the Constitutional Council, the government spokesman announced on Wednesday.

Asked by The world, the boss of the Socialists in the Senate, Patrick Kanner, sees it as an obligation to vaccinate “Disguised, cynical and hypocritical”. It also alerts on « the material impossibility of applying the health pass on terraces or in shopping centers for example, all with checks carried out by police officers who have no vaccination requirement ”. “The obligation remains a clearer, more understandable and above all more mobilizing solution, he continues. The real problem is, there aren’t enough doses for everyone! »

“The key” to a future exit from the crisis

The measure also collects some votes on the right. “We must make vaccination compulsory for everyone”, affirmed Michel Barnier, the latter representing, according to the former Brexit negotiator and potential candidate for the primary, ” the key » of a future exit from the crisis. It’s about “From the real subject », adds Julien Aubert, vice-president of the Les Républicains group in the National Assembly. The deputy for Vaucluse regrets that the State has transferred its “Power of coercion to private actors” with the extension of the sanitary pass. “It is not for them to do it, a matter of principle”, he adds.

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