“Indicators are on the rise everywhere,” warns Fréderic Valletoux. In an interview granted to Journal du Dimanche , the president of the French Hospital Federation (FHF) is worried: “The epidemic context shows us the limits of intermediate measures.”
While the health pass must be extended to bars and restaurants from August 9 , the boss of public hospitals pleads for compulsory vaccination for all French people. “It is time to go beyond the incentive to take the last step,” adds Frédéric Valletoux, also mayor (Agir) of Fontainebleau.
A “simple, clear and effective” measure “Everyone wanted to trust”, he said before stressing that “Each day which passes sees the antivaccines harden their remarks ”. This Saturday, the demonstrations, sometimes enamelled face-to-face with the police, gathered in France more than 200. opponents to the extension of the health pass. A mobilization on the rise, in the middle of summer, at the third weekend of protest.
“No more half-measures” Faced with the resumption of the epidemic, with a health pass that is complex to implement and difficult to read, to put an end to the crisis # Covid which heavily impacts hospitals, in @ leJDD , @ fredvalletoux pleads to make vaccination compulsory for all pic.twitter.com/jPbt6TS9Q3
— FHF (@laFHF) August 1, 2021 According to the president of the FHF, the implementation of compulsory vaccination would have the advantage of being “more readable ”than the health pass. “It is a simple, clear and effective measure, when the implementation of the pass promises to be of rare complexity, especially for hospitals to draw a border between the patients for whom it will be requested from the entry and the others “, explains Frédéric Valletoux.
For several weeks, certain medical and political personalities are also in favor of compulsory vaccination for all and not reserved for certain professions. Considered by the High Authority for Health, it is also popular with 20% of the French, according to a Odoxa-Backbone Consulting survey for Franceinfo and Le Figaro published on July 1.