Managing the health crisis: the four lessons of the first wave


DECRYPTION – The government seems to have learned the lessons of its spring trial by relaxing certain rules. There remain a few mistakes made in the management of the crisis, which should be avoided.

Some psychologists are already worried about the consequences of the re-containment on the psychic balance of the French.
Some psychologists are already worried about the consequences of the re-containment on the psychic balance of the French. 334174285 / Dirima – stock.adobe.com

Open schools, authorized visits to nursing homes, accessible parks and gardens… The government seems to have learned the lessons of its spring trial by relaxing certain rules deemed too rigid or unnecessary during the first confinement. There remain a few mistakes made in the management of the crisis, which should be avoided.

● Avoid forgoing non-Covid care

It was a surprise in March: emergency rooms and city medical offices were sometimes found… empty! Patients were afraid of being infected or of disturbing doctors they assumed were overwhelmed. The awkwardness of the authorities had not helped, Édouard Philippe indicating on March 23 that it was necessary to have a summons from his doctor to go see him, before back pedaling in front of the bronca of health professionals. But the damage was done. Specialists in particular had observed a sharp drop in the volume of consultations at least until mid-April.

Signs that care

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