October 28, 2021

Ten million people vaccinated against Covid-19: why this first step is crucial


ANALYSIS – Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday that he hoped to “exceed” this threshold in mid-April, despite the industrial difficulties encountered by pharmaceutical companies.

Ten million vaccinated in mid-April? That 15% of French people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in mid-April, a target posted by Prime Minister Jean Castex on Saturday March 13, may seem very modest. Especially if we consider that it will be the number of people who have received at least one dose and not that of people who have been fully vaccinated. Even more modest if we consider that to date, 59% of Israelis have already received at least one dose, and 34% of the British. In one month, a period which promises to be very harsh in terms of health, will France reach only less than half of the objective already achieved today by the United Kingdom? The feeling of failure, which can broadly be applied to almost all Member States of the European Union, is quite dominant.

And yet, this figure of “ 10 million vaccinated Is not trivial, far from it. Remember that there are indeed two effects sought by the vaccination campaign:

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