“For five days, the virus has not declined, it has increased again.” Faced with the progression of the Delta variant, the Minister of Health Olivier Véran warns of a “vague possible” from “the end of July”, calling on the population to be vaccinated in a series of messages posted on Twitter, Sunday, July 4. “This week, 4.1 million of you have been vaccinated in the center or town, including 1.2 million for your 1st injection. A record”, he greets before inviting to “go even faster”.
“Vaccines reduce the risk of severe form, including with the Delta variant. Vaccinated, we contaminate ourselves much less, we transmit much less, and we no longer live in stress. It is a collective challenge to achieve collective immunity, let’s tackle it together! “, pleads Olivier Véran.
The debate swells in Europe on the vaccination of caregivers. In France, a hundred doctors have asked the government to make vaccination compulsory for caregivers in hospitals and retirement homes “before the beginning of September” for‘”avoid a fourth wave”. Faced with an anti-Covid vaccine campaign which is running out of steam in the country, the government’s “Mr. Vaccine”, Alain Fischer, has warned that those who wait “make a mistake”. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal warned Sunday on radio J against the “vaccine fracture” which could cause “resentment between the French” vaccinated and others.