April 16, 2021

“Zero Covid”: a challenge to overcome to emerge from a exhausting crisis


DECRYPTION – Right now the government’s only strategy seems to be to buy time. The risk is to have to reconfigure the country before the summer …

After a year, the results of the French strategy against the Covid are inglorious. We have had two periods of confinement, several months of curfew, with a major economic impact, and despite this, the toll has just exceeded 80,000 deaths. The future is not very bright, since despite the arrival of vaccines we have been living since the beginning of the year under the threat of re-containment. And if the first blocking of the country had been accepted by a very strong majority, this is no longer the case at all today: the French are psychologically worn out by this alternation between total confinement and semi-liberty which no longer seems to want to take end.

Right now, the government’s sole focus seems to be to buy time while waiting for the sunny days to return and the vaccination to end the crisis. Vaccines are indeed our best chance to come out, but at the current rate it won’t be for several months, not to mention the emergence of new ones.

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