Covid-19: will France and Europe be able to achieve “collective immunity” on July 14?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – This is the commitment made by European Commissioner Thierry Breton. Is it credible when Europe is criticized for the slowness of its vaccination policy?

THE QUESTION. For the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, the time was not right mea culpa while the European Union is also strongly criticized for the slowness of its vaccination campaign. The former Minister of the Economy under Jacques Chirac even made a commitment: “Let us take a symbolic date: on July 14 we have the possibility of achieving immunity at the level of the continent.“, He declared on TF1.

It’s the home stretch because we know that to beat this pandemic, there is only one solution: to get vaccinated. The vaccines are coming, they will be there“, Assured the commissioner, specifying that”between March and June, we will deliver between 300 and 350 million doses of vaccine“. But is it credible when Prime Minister Jean Castex, last Thursday, recalled that the objective was to vaccinate 10 million French people in mid-April, 20 million in mid-May and 30 million by the summer?

CHECKS. There is therefore a little more than 3 and a half months left for the old continent to reach the “collective immunity“. In reality, this bet rests on two thorny questions: how many people must be vaccinated to reach it? how many people could we have vaccinated by then given the pace of deliveries?

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