Paris: The French government is working to pressure unvaccinated people to get coronavirus jabs. This is because Omicron variants have spurred a record surge in infection.
At a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday afternoon, the Minister of Health allowed only fully vaccinated people to enjoy continued access to places such as restaurants, cinemas, theaters, museums and sports arenas. Defend the plan.
The rapid introduction of so-called vaccine paths has formed part of a government strategy to use vaccination rather than new blockades to mitigate the effects of rapidly spreading Omicron variants on already overloaded hospitals. increase.
France reported about 180,000 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, a record, and the number is expected to continue to increase, warning more than 250,000 infections daily by January. It is expected to be done.
France has vaccinated more than 75% of its population and is rushing to booster shots to fight Omicron again.
However, more than 4 million adults remain unvaccinated.
The government hopes that the vaccine pass will be implemented by mid-January.
If approved by Congress, its introduction means that unvaccinated people will not be able to use negative test results to access places where vaccination is required.
https://www.siasat.com/amid-record-infections-france-ups-pressure-on-unvaccinated-2249991/ France is increasing unvaccinated pressure in record-breaking infectious diseases