In the face of the resumption of the epidemic caused by the delta variant, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Pharmacy support compulsory vaccination from the age of 12.
Will everyone soon have to be vaccinated against Covid? at A joint press release published on FridayThe National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Pharmacy recommend compulsory vaccination against Covid-19 from the age of 12. “If individual liberty is to be respected, it is nevertheless restricted when there is a danger to others.”, is justified.
This situation occurs during a delta variable, “60% more contagious than other viral strains that have spread so far.”According to the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, it is on its way to becoming the majority and other changes in Covid are raising fears of the next waves of epidemics. «[Le variant delta] again leads to an increase in pollution in France”The minister said in “France Inter” on Friday. “Every week, there is about 50% more pollution than the previous week”He continued, adding that“There is a phenomenon that is happening very close to what we saw last summer: the virus mainly affects young people, who have a few dangerous forms but are contaminated.”
Before “The resumption of the epidemic is fueled by the delta variable”And the Academy of Medicine and the Academy of Pharmacy explain this “Ethical arguments must necessarily be added to arguments relating to public health.”. for both institutions, “Vaccination is not just a civic gesture, it is a moral duty”.
Like the Scientific Council that issued its latest opinion on Friday, the two institutions support compulsory vaccination of caregivers. “For caregivers and professionals responsible for the elderly and the frail, adherence to the Covid-19 vaccination is fundamental in relation to the principles of solidarity and reciprocity, The academies say. It also concerns paramedical and administrative hospital personnel, paramedics, firefighters, etc. “
Macron’s speech on Monday
For the rest of the population aged 12 or older, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Pharmacy reported “The duty to vaccinate is the only realistic option in terms of personal responsibility and an obligation of solidarity.” They are also calling on the public authorities, if the vaccination obligation is maintained, to begin “A national communication campaign promoting targeted education of shared responsibility, avoiding any stigmatization, within the framework of a democratic commitment.” The academies also remember that “Solidarity on vaccines is essential at the international level”, In a context where the African continent hitherto saved by Covid, is facing outbreaks in several countries, such as Tunisia.
A month after starting to dismantle the country and in full fear of a fourth wave of the Covid virus, Emmanuel Macron will speak on Monday at 8 pm, to discuss the roadmap for the final months of his five-year term. During his speech, he should address the topic of recovering from the epidemic in the middle of the summer season. Undoubtedly an opportunity to invite all the French for vaccination. He can also mention the circulation of the health card.