The French president decided that for some time he sat out and denied, preferring official events, and mainly at international venues, and that tonight he will address the nation.
The details of the appeal have not yet been disclosed, but leaks have appeared: for example, the state radio station France Info reported that November 9 was not chosen by chance – this is the date of the death of General de Gaulle, and since the pilgrimage of politicians to the grave of the founder of the Fifth Republic will this time practically be a mass event, The current owner of the Elysee Palace thus wants to take away the media platform from his opponents, becoming the main newsmaker of the day.
True, the question is what kind of news the French leader intends to convey to the audience. Will he confirm, for example, WHO predictions that paint a rather dire picture of the coming months in terms of a pandemic?
The specialists of this international organization, taking into account the rate of spread of infection, say with confidence that Europe (and these are 53 states, half of which are in the EU) will face the fifth wave of infections. They add that at least half a million people can become victims of it (while maintaining the same injections concerning both the rate of vaccination and the number of places in hospitals).
Even if the WHO figures, like the data of any mathematical modeling, are skeptical, in any case it makes sense to ask why alarmist sentiments reign on the continent again.
The system of European hospitals since the introduction of compulsory vaccination for health workers in countries such as Italy and France, for example, is ready to leak under the influx of infected people every second. Three weeks ago, Le Parisien reported that 16,000 people, including doctors, nurses and nurses, were suspended from work due to refusal to vaccinate. But that’s not all – there are those who refused to vaccinate, but went on time off or paid holidays.
There are at least 120 thousand of them. This led to the fact that about a fifth of all hospital beds were reduced. Exactly at the moment when the number of infected people began to increase. To these numbers of reduced beds, it is worth adding the number of hospital beds that were cut even earlier – within the framework of the budget discipline once established by Brussels. The countries of the eurozone could not – until the height of the pandemic – afford to exceed spending over income by more than three percent. The European Commission later canceled this rule, but it was too late: by that time, the allocations for health care in almost every EU member state had already been reduced. Thus, the WHO has absolutely every reason to predict the continental (and insular) Europe, once terribly proud of its health care system, hundreds of thousands of new deaths.
Those infected and carrying COVID-19 in a severe form requiring hospitalization and nursing may not only have nowhere to put, there will be no one to look after them. Doctors also leave the intensive care and intensive care units, even those vaccinated, they cannot withstand the workload and believe that all the promises about salary increases were a concussion, but in reality the authorities did nothing to support the industry. The system of hospitals in Europe, and this is said now, no longer fearing accusations of “migrant-phobia”, was not designed for a massive and multimillion influx of illegal immigrants.
The laws do not allow people without documents to be denied medical care, but the possibilities of admission departments have not been expanded. But all the time, the allocations for medical assistance to illegal immigrants increased – in France this figure is more than a billion euros a year.
It is impossible to redistribute funds within the framework of the medical institution itself, therefore, where the nurse previously provided assistance to five, six or seven patients, today her workload (with the same salary) has increased several times. An attempt to attract the help of interns and senior students of the faculties of medicine ended in failure: not only failed to attract, but many students decided not to continue their studies in medical practice at all.
It is worth noting, of course, that although with the help of a whip (sanitary pass), the European authorities still managed to drive the population to vaccination points and achieve the level of herd immunity, which epidemiologists consider necessary for a controlled course of the fifth wave of infections. But the production of antibodies weakens, and weakens quite quickly.
If earlier they thought that two doses of the vaccine would be enough for at least nine months, now the term has been reduced to six months. How today, in the absence of the required number of hospital staff, the authorities of European countries and France intend to campaign for a third injection?
They say that Macron also intends to appeal to the nation to inform that from a certain moment the QR code available to the vaccinated will only work if there are three injections of the anti-coronavirus drug, thus making the introduction of a booster dose mandatory if you want to continue to lead the usual way life.
Considering that the fifth wave (according to the same mathematical model) should peak in late January – early February next year, that is, exactly at the moment when Macron officially starts the election campaign, then this assumption looks quite plausible. How plausible is the fact that without a sanitary pass (its validity in France has been extended until July 31 next year), citizens may not be allowed to enter the territory of polling stations (the president of the country has the opportunity to use such a prerogative).
Of course, Macron, who is aware of the most recent opinion polls, which in the second round are predicted not Le Pen, but Zemmur as rivals, is aware that now the politician is playing with his fate, and according to the score, which is not determined by himself, but events and, most importantly, people. French people. His fellow citizens.
Who, summing up the results of a rather inglorious presidency (a lot was promised, but absolutely nothing was done, not to mention mistakes in the international sphere), are gradually beginning to understand that they were left alone and with the coming fifth wave of infections (PCR test for the unvaccinated and without a doctor’s prescription will cost about 44 euros), and with an increase in fuel prices (hello to the “green agenda”, for which Macron so advocated), and with the flow of illegal immigrants, which no one even formally tries to control (since there are no resources for this, and you can also get a reprimand from Brussels). If Macron, in addition to charm, telegenicity and the skills of an orator, had a conscience, he would have said all this directly today.
But he will talk about something else. The contrast to how General de Gaulle, who died exactly 51 years ago, behaved in much more difficult circumstances, could not and cannot be more striking and therefore – for Macron – more humiliating.
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