Health pass: a complex balance between health and freedoms


DECRYPTION – Will the law on the health pass, which has generated heated debates and demonstrations in several cities in France, be effective? It all depends on the goal assigned to it.

Will the health pass law be effective? Whatever its final form, everything depends in fact on the goal assigned to it: if the government wants to accelerate the vaccination campaign, the movement is already well underway. If it is a question of striving for “zero Covid”, serious holes remain in the racket …

“Vaccinate as many people as possible”, this was the objective announced by the Head of State during his speech on July 12. Emmanuel Macron indicated that he wanted to do “Put restrictions on the unvaccinated rather than on all”, and he was persuasive. Appointments made a dramatic leap on the evening of his speech and while the number of first injections peaked at around 200,000 per day in the week preceding the presidential speech, on July 15 he rose to more than 320,000 then flirted with the 450,000 on Friday. “This is the biggest week since the start of the campaign, all cumulative (…) and the trend is confirmed”, indicated the General Management

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