The French are in favor of the return of caregivers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, on one condition
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Hospital: The French, if… (Illustrative photo taken in Paris on June 15, 2021) are in favor of the return of caregivers who have not been vaccinated against Covid.
POLITICS – No vaccine? No problem. The French are mainly in favor of returning workers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to the health system. But on one condition: let them have a daily negative test. At least that’s according to a YouGov poll at the end of November The HuffPostwhile the subject returns to the front of the stage.
It is the Insoumis who provide this cover. A year after nurses and other doctors who refused to vaccinate against Covid were suspended, Melancholy MPs proposed their reinstatement by law in the National Assembly on November 24 – to no avail. It is enough that heated debates arise between the oppositions who are positive about this return and the authorities who do not want to let go of the issue.
In this context, the population, affected by the deep crisis that has shaken the hospital and the strain of care associated with the triple epidemic (influenza, bronchiolitis and Covid-19), chooses its side.
After this tough debate in parliament, according to our online survey of 1,015 people, 65% of French people are in favor of bringing back unvaccinated carers if they test negative. It was the rebellious French proposal that failed to be voted on in the Assembly, mainly due to the reluctance of the government and the Macronists.
Awaiting scientific advice
In detail, the trend transcends all political sensitivities. Like their representatives, voters close to Nupes (70%), Republicans (57%) or National Rally (75%) are ready for this recovery. Even the supporters of the president’s camp are open. Otherwise it is shared. In our survey, 49% of them say they are in favor of this return, while 45% express their objections.
What justifies a change of foot on Emmanuel Macron’s side in the future? It certainly isn’t until now. But with the voice of Olivier Veran, if his government is not flexible during the debate in the Parliament, the Head of State opened a door on Friday, November 25, on the sidelines of his visit to Dijon in the Cote d’Or.
“If the scientists (…) tell us that it is scientifically desirable to reintegrate these caregivers, the government should do it.”thus, the President of the Republic explained to several journalists that such an event cannot be held for them. it is a political choice. “A way to shift some responsibility over this explosive file while the executive waits for the opinions of the High Authority for Health and the National Advisory Ethics Committee.
In turn, proponents of reintegration argue that anti-Covid vaccines have largely lost their effectiveness against disease transmission, although they remain protective against severe forms at the individual level. They also consider it absurd to prevent caregivers from carrying out their activities in the context of staff shortages, even though the rate of layoffs in hospitals is quite small. is disturbing “too few doctors” and “1050 nurses”, According to Francois Braun’s calculations in mid-November, “out of 300,000” about. In any case, it is not enough to cover the shortfall.
The survey was conducted online on November 28 and 29 among 1,015 people representing the French national population aged 18 and over. In partnership with YouGov.
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