The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is particularly combative against those who have not wanted to be vaccinated, whom he blames for making it difficult for everyone to come out of the crisis, and warns that they will continue to pressure them and that he really wants to screw them up.
In an interview published this Tuesday by The Parisian In which he uses a particularly casual tone and with very colloquial terms that have quickly provoked strong reactions, Macron recalls that with the measures to limit the social life of the unvaccinated through the introduction of the health certificate, more than 90% have been convinced to prick.
“There is still a small refractory minority. How is it reduced? It is reduced, sorry to put it that way, annoying even more. I am not to piss off the French. I rant all day against the Administration when it blocks them. Well, to the not vaccinated I really want to annoy them. And we will continue to do so until the end, “said the French president.
The controversial French verb used by the head of state, “emmerder”, is very colloquial and, depending on the context, can also be translated as pissing off, making life impossible or fucking.
His words come in the middle of the processing of a bill from his Government that will require the presentation of a vaccination certificate (showing the complete pattern) for the vast majority of activities that now require a health certificate.
In other words, you will no longer be able to go to a bar, a restaurant, the cinema, a show, a stadium, nor can you travel by long-distance public transport with a simple negative test, but it will be imperative to have been immunized.
Macron justifies not having opted for the mandatory vaccination for mainly practical reasons. “I am not going to put them in prison, I am not going to forcibly vaccinate them,” he says.
In addition, he insists on the problem that would arise to control compliance with that obligation and the sanctions: “Am I going to force people to get vaccinated? Am I going to imprison them and then vaccinate them?”
The French president recalls that hospitals mainly arrive with covid patients who have not wanted to be vaccinated and that also has consequences on other patients and generates a feeling in the population against them.
That is why he charges against “the immense moral fault” of those who oppose the vaccine since “they come to undermine the solidity of a nation. When my freedom comes to threaten that of others, I become irresponsible. And already irresponsible. He is not a citizen. “
Macron, on the other hand, makes his intentions clearer for the presidential elections next April, for which he has not yet formalized his candidacy, something that is being highly criticized from the opposition, which reproaches him for using his position to to campaign.
“There is no false suspense. I am looking forward to it. As long as the sanitary conditions that allow it are in place and I have clarified this matter with me and regarding the political equation, I will say whatever it is with the same freedom because I do not want to prohibit myself. I have always been free, it is what has allowed me to do things “, affirms the French president.