Less than two months after the implementation, it was time to complete the vaccination pass. This is the Senate Investigation Commission’s main suggestion regarding the validity of this tool for epidemic situations.
Rapporteurs Chantal Dessane (LR), Olivier Eno (centrist) Michelle Munier (PS), and Catherine Delosh, chairman of the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee, reported on Thursday. Was announced.
On January 13, after intense debate, the Senate adopted a bill on the management of health crises and the introduction of their main prescription, the vaccination pass.
A week later, at the request of the LR Group in the Senate, the High Parliament adopted the principles of the Investigation Commission. In fact, it was the Social Affairs Commission that was privileged by the Investigation Commission to investigate the “validity of vaccination paths for the development of the Covid 19 epidemic.”
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Elected High Parliamentary representatives did not want the government to give a blank check and increased hearings on the benefits of this device. As a record, during the review of the bill, the Senate was unable to set up a pass expiration system by limiting passes according to the level of epidemic.
Vaccination Pass: “Vaccination Incentives Very Clearly Envisioned by the Government”
In their report, elected officials first stated that the conversion of the health path to the vaccination path was “justified by the end-of-2021 epidemic dynamics” associated with the Delta and then the Omicron variant. remember. As of January 8, 21,721 people have been hospitalized and 3,821 are receiving critical care.
The government wanted to encourage vaccination, as well as the 2021 Summer Health Pass, to limit the impact of the fifth wave on the health care system. “This incentive to vaccinate using a vaccination pass was very clearly envisioned by the government in December,” the reporter emphasizes. The proportion of the population who received at least one first injection increased from 77.6% on 21 November 2021 to 79.8% on 16 January 2022, reaching 80.4% on 13 February 2022. .. Between December 20th and January 23rd, 800,000 people received the first dose of the vaccine.
“Therefore, following the announcement of the vaccination pass, the primary vaccination increased steadily between mid-December 2021 and the end of January 2022, but prioritized the oldest unvaccinated people. Could not be targeted to the risk of developing severe forms of covid-19 and being hospitalized, “the report said.
“Inheritance of sometimes contradictory announcements”
Elected officials also regret the “sometimes contradictory announcements” from the government that “contributed to obscuring the message to the public.” In their eyes, there were announcements before the vaccinations came into effect on January 24th, the end of the gauge of the open house on February 2nd, and the reopening of the nightclub on February 16th.
Similarly, Senators criticize the lack of transparency of executives in managing epidemics. “There is no study or assessment that makes it possible to measure the actual effect of the vaccination path on (epidemic) progression.”
Dominant top position of the Defense Council
Another purpose of their criticism is the Defense Council, which “the dominant position in decision-making does little to promote understanding of the policies pursued.” The Senate has attended 80 meetings of the Health and Defense Council since the start of the pandemic. “Using the Defense Council instead of the Council of Ministers, and thus subtracting decisions from the actions of ordinary institutions, is justified only in the exceptional nature of the situation, but the exception has lasted for two years. The report claims.
In conclusion, the Commission recognizes the vaccination path as a “gadget” that “seems to serve as a justification for mitigation of prophylactic reflexes”. The Senate is calling on 1,367 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to begin vaccination “without delay, but with caution,” based on the weekly incidence of February 13. Elected civil servants seek to establish conditions for reversibility of decisions (hospital conditions, number of contaminations, etc.).
The Senate is asking again, as it is under review for various health emergency bills. Territorialization of this tool according to the decision of the Constitutional Council on January 22 Those who think that this tool needs to be “strictly proportional to the health risks that occur and appropriate for time and place conditions”.
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