The vaccination campaign in France against Covid-19 has started slowly for almost a week.
A little too slowly for some, which prompted the President of the Republic to publicly demand an acceleration during his vows.
Annoyed by international comparisons, Emmanuel Macron mobilized the government to accelerate the dissemination of the vaccine.
"I will not let (...) an unjustified slowness take hold", declared the President of the Republic during the traditional presidential greetings, Thursday evening.
If the hope for 2021 is the vaccine, then it is urgent not to wait according to Emmanuel Macron.
However, only a few hundred vaccinations against the coronavirus have taken place in France since the start of the week, against tens of thousands in Germany.
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Faced with this observation, Emmanuel Macron "looks at the international comparisons and he is not happy", told Europe 1 one participant in the Defense Council on Tuesday.
Thursday evening, the President of the Republic therefore affirmed: "Every Frenchman who wishes it must be able to be vaccinated", to put his plan into execution.
End-of-year truce shortened for ministers
This is why certain ministers must mobilize in the midst of the end of the year truce.
Barely two hours before the presidential vows, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran announced that caregivers over the age of 50 will be able to be vaccinated from Monday and that vaccination centers will open from the beginning of February.
For his part, the government spokesman, Gabriel Attal, ultimately did not go to Chad with the Prime Minister, Jean Castex.
But he will make a television appearance to quell the controversy.
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The president therefore summons his troops to accelerate.
There is no longer any question of assuming a specifically French slowness, at the risk that the hope of the vaccine will turn into a huge fiasco.