In his wishes to the French, he lambasted the “unwarranted slowness” of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, promising not to let it take hold. Is this a way of responding to the controversy that swells over its erratic beginnings, when only a few hundred people received a first injection in the space of a week? Emmanuel Macron calls in any case this Monday afternoon a “follow-up meeting” at the Elysee Palace, with the ministers concerned.
According to our information, around him are invited the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, and the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran. Two or three other members of the government will be present. A meeting which was decided at the end of last week, it was specified to the Parisian.
Only 516 people vaccinated on January 1
The president is trying to respond to the growing controversy over the delay of France, compared to the pace of our neighbors. During his speech on the evening of December 31, Emmanuel Macron had also put pressure on his government: “We will not add to the cost of the crisis that of inaction,” he said.
This Monday afternoon, it is therefore “a working meeting and follow-up on vaccines,” the Elysee confirmed to AFP, without further details.
A Health Defense Council and a Council of Ministers are also planned, in principle, next Wednesday. With 516 people vaccinated on January 1 according to the Ministry of Health, criticism does not weaken against the executive, accused of having implemented a strategy that is too slow and too cautious compared to other European countries.
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