Vaccine pass: examination of the text suspended after Macron’s statements on the non-vaccinated
The examination of the bill on the vaccine pass was again suspended in the middle of the night on Wednesday due to the storm caused in the National Assembly by President Emmanuel Macron who claimed to want “annoy” the unvaccinated. This crisis, with the surge in contaminations due to the Omicron variant – 271,000 on Tuesday, with a total of 3,665 people in critical care – will again be on the agenda of a defense council and a council ministers on Wednesday.
“The conditions for a serene work are not met”, said shortly before 2 a.m. the chairman of the session, Marc Le Fur (LR), announcing that the debates for this first reading would resume on Wednesday at 3 p.m. “Unworthy remarks”, “insulting”: the elected opposition members were unleashed against the statements of Emmanuel Macron, multiplying the suspensions of the meeting and requests for a reminder of the rules, before demanding, in vain, the arrival of Prime Minister Jean Castex, in a boosted atmosphere.
“The non-vaccinated, I really want to piss them off. And so we will continue to do so, until the end. That’s the strategy.”, proclaimed the Head of State in an interview with Parisian . “When my freedom threatens that of others, I become irresponsible. An irresponsible person is no longer a citizen. he added. Early Tuesday evening the deputies had managed to agree on the thorny question of the vaccination pass for minors, postponed from 12 to 16 years for school outings and peri- and extra-curricular activities, but not for private activities such as going to the restaurant. A compromise voted almost unanimously (386 votes against 2), on the basis of an amendment by the socialist Cécile Untermaier, subamended by the government.
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Guadeloupe: the boss of the Pointe-à-Pitre hospital exfiltrated by the police
The director of the Guadeloupe University Hospital and his two deputies had to be exfiltrated by the police from their offices besieged on Tuesday by activists against the obligation to vaccinate caregivers, according to AFP. The administrative building of the Guadeloupe University Hospital, the scene of tensions around the question of the obligation to vaccinate caregivers, was besieged on Tuesday and the management “sequestered” in his offices before finally being “exfiltrated” by the police, explained to AFP the director general of the CHU, Gérard Cotellon.
If this exfiltration did not give rise to arrests, it was like a “rugby scrum” according to a police source, while the demonstrators were ” rather calm” All day long. “We came to claim the money we are owed”, said Gaby Clavier, former secretary of the health branch of the UGTG union, present at the scene with the demonstrators. The latter are demanding the payment of the salaries of the suspended agents, after their refusal to comply with the vaccination obligation.
The demonstrators left the scene in the early evening. This is not the first time that these administrative premises have been targeted as part of this mobilization. At the end of 2021, several degradations had already taken place. According to the CHU, which is preparing for an influx of patients due to the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic, 95% of the staff “meets the vaccination requirement” .
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Trump backs down on Thursday, a year after Capitol storming
The remote confrontation with Joe Biden will not take place: former President Donald Trump did an about-face on Tuesday and gave up giving a press conference on Thursday, exactly one year after his supporters stormed the Capitol. In a press release published on Tuesday, the Republican assures that he will speak on January 15, at a meeting in Arizona.
He rises again against the “fraud” which according to him, and without him providing any proof, tainted the last presidential election won by Joe Biden. ” The crime of the century ! writes Donald Trump, his Democratic opponent ahead of seven million votes. The ex-businessman does not provide a clear explanation for the cancellation of the press conference he was planning from his luxurious residence in Florida. He says give up “in the light” of the parliamentary committee “biased and dishonest” who investigates his role and that of those close to him in this attack which traumatized America.
The announcement of this event, which would have coincided with a moment of meditation by the American Congress in Washington, was received as yet another provocation by critics of the former president. But the prospect of this speech also seemed to embarrass the Republican camp, over which Donald Trump nevertheless has immense influence. The majority of supporters of the conservative party adhere in fact to the thesis of the ” flight “of the last presidential election that he peddles.
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