If someone can translate this please. Thanks!
When you have nurses on the streets like this it’s game over, unless you next step is to start the killing your own people using conventional means.
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At the vaccination center of Dax, mistrust, discomfort and swastikas: “We are no longer dealing with the convinced”
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Special Envoy in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes) - Yann Thompson
Posted the 07/31/2021 07:40 AMUpdate the 07/31/2021 15:21
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A man receives his first injection of the Covid-19 vaccine on July 28, 2021, in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes). (YANN THOMPSON / FRANCEINFO)
Since the announcement of the extension of the health pass to fight against Covid-19, the staff of the Saint-Paul-lès-Dax center, in the Landes, vaccinates a denser but also more upset public.
This summer again, the Covid-19 got the better of the famous Landes festivals of Dax . Pandemic requires, the taurine feria has given way to a vaccine fury in the neighboring town of Saint-Paul-lès-Dax, where needles are planted rather than banderillas. Even without a red scarf, or “olé” in the stands, the public is there. “As soon as Emmanuel Macron announced the extension of the health pass , on July 12, we went from 400 to 1,300 injections per day” , reports Gauthier Fremy, the general coordinator of the vaccination center managed by the Dax hospital. . After two weeks of hyperactivity, the rate dropped to 700 or 800 daily bites, the initial capacity of the place.
The future vaccinated who come to the reception, Wednesday July 28, are not at the party. A highlighter in one hand, the list of appointments in the other, Maryse Lopes sees one of her friends arrive, her face closed.
"Are you okay, Anne-Marie?
- I don’t want to be vaccinated. I am forced to. What will happen to me in a few years, with this vaccine laid in a few months ? "
Anne-Marie Silva is a cashier in a supermarket near Dax. "We are in contact with the public and my director thinks that vaccination will become compulsory for the staff, explains the forties. I was the last recalcitrant of the team. Might as well do it now, that we do not talk about it any more. "
She fears that she will regret it. “If something weird happens to me, I’ll always wonder if it’s not about the vaccine.” Next door, his 18- year-old daughter , Eva, fatalistic : “If it happens, it happens.”
Consent but not too much
While walking on the green linoleum of what is normally the Félix-Arnaudin cultural space, visitors believe they have landed in a humanitarian camp. A row of beige plastic chairs watch a row of white boxes, intended for pre-injection consultations. Then chairs again, then vaccination boxes, then chairs, before going out. Shy photos of Landes and Basque landscapes struggle to brighten up the whole.
More attentive to the frame than to the words of the doctor in front of her, Edwige Carlier finds the time long in the box.
“I am clearly there by obligation, because of the pressure of the vaccinated.”
Edwige Carlier, came for his first injection
“At work, people judge me and do not understand my arguments , confides this 46- year-old bank employee . You know, I saw the life of a friend of my mother’s destroyed by multiple sclerosis. hepatitis B vaccine [the causal link has never been established] to be the cause. I don’t want to go through the same thing. "
A bit annoyed, her daughters, Inès and Lou, try to reason with her. “I trust medicine more,” admits the eldest, 19 years old. With around thirty PCR tests on the clock, this great traveler intends to stop her collection of swabs there. Her 16-year-old sister hopes above all not to “screw up” like her whole high school class last year because of the distance learning courses.
Not far away, a student with dyed orange hair pleads with the health pass. A few days earlier, his gang had to turn around in front of a bowling alley. All were vaccinated except him. “It’s boring.” Before him, an older lady shows up for her second injection. “I didn’t want to do it, but hey, we’re going on vacation. After the first dose, my heart went ‘tit tac tac tac tac’. Ohlala, I was not well at all.”
“Many don’t care about the pandemic”
Times change, so do the vaccinated. “At the beginning of the year, people came to be vaccinated after having matured their decision , observes Aurélia Chebanier, a 40-year-old liberal nurse. There, they feel constrained and abrupt, without having made this personal journey. do we explain the benefits of vaccination sufficiently well? "
Enthusiasm in the face of the injection has dropped by three tones, confirms her neighbor in the box, Carole Boiselle, a retired hospital nurse.
“Before, people would cry out for doses. Now they shoot their mouths to the ground.”
Carole Boiselle, member of the vaccination team
The staff evokes with nostalgia “the grandpas and the grannies” who came to be vaccinated, certainly “with long sleeves and three layers of clothes”, but with a smile. Thanks rained down, "as if we had won them the moon . "
Users wait before the opening of the vaccination center in Saint-Paul-lès-Dax (Landes), July 28, 2021. (YANN THOMPSON / FRANCEINFO)
Now, at the time of flip-flops and t-shirts, those vaccinated from the heart of summer “often don’t give a damn about the pandemic” and devote their saliva to slandering the government. Caregivers adapt their speech. "I give a little biology course to those who are afraid of being transformed into GMOs, to explain to them that messenger RNA will not go into their DNA ", illustrates Evelyne Claverie, a retired country doctor.
“This mistrust strengthens my motivation. I want to convince these people and that it will emulate around them.”
Evelyne Claverie, member of the medical team
Was reluctance inevitable? “Rather than brutally impose the pass during the holidays, we should have left more time for people,” said another volunteer from the center, Laure Gautier-Felizot, 50, an oncologist at Dax hospital. “They have been deprived of everything for months, they finally wanted to get out, and here they are with their backs to the wall. Obviously, things get stuck.”
A man arrested after threats
Sometimes the spirits heat up. On busy days, the wait at the entrance may have exceeded an hour and users have lost patience. One of them had to be called to order for having entered the center by the exit, in the hope of a priority injection. Once in front of the consultation boxes, “some growled and looked at you to make you understand that things were not going fast enough” , describes Laure Gautier-Felizot.
Nurses were confronted with requests for “false vaccinations” , aimed at obtaining the certificate without going through the injection box .
“Since we no longer deal with the convinced, the public is more and more difficult. It is worrying.”
Gauthier Fremy, coordinator of the vaccination center
The tension reached a peak a week after the announcements of Emmanuel Macron. Swastikas, some upside down, have been discovered outside. A man then threatened a journalist from France Bleu Gascogne and broke into the reception of the center to insult the staff, accused of “killing people” . Arrested shortly after, a 69-year-old retiree admitted to the facts. “He would have lost his mother as part of the Covid and suffers, according to the psychiatrist expert, from pathological mourning” , specifies a judicial source. He is due to appear in court this fall.
Since the events, a security guard has been posted at the entrance. “All this worries me for the reception staff,” admits Maïté Héricotte, a 68-year-old retired nurse. “The young woman who found herself in front of this gentleman was afraid. She said to herself that if he had had a knife or a gun, she could have gone through it.” Her colleague Carole Boiselle adds, without fear: “When we see that people are killed in attacks, we say to ourselves that it could also happen to us.”
“A lot of discomforts linked to anxiety”
“Are you okay, kitten?” At the sight of the waiting syringe, a teenage girl has just collapsed in her mother’s arms. A reclining chair is dispatched to the box. Once lying down, the unfortunate woman is led to a calm and ventilated space. “I’m sorry, I slapped you in front of your mother, you would have seen her eyes!” the teasing Bérénice Farthouat, student nurse, in front of the hilarious and compassionate mother. “Do you know the recommendation of the Regional Health Agency? For each vaccinated child, a free McDo… and McFlurry supplement if uneasy!”
Like grumpy adults, fearful teens are one of the new things for the summer. In the center previously set up in Dax, a miner fell face down on the ground. He left with a broken tooth, reports a nurse. “Young people have a lot of discomfort linked to anxiety,” confirms Gauthier Fremy, the 24-year-old coordinator. " It’s not serious but it can be very communicative."
“The other day, we had a teenager who fell. Behind, four others made dominoes when they saw her.”
Gauthier Fremy, coordinator of the vaccination center
Here is a 13-year-old college girl in her turn in a wheelchair. “She felt bad a few minutes after the injection”, unroll her parents, Cédric and Marina Gomes. “It was the stress that subsided. And then she hadn’t had breakfast.” With a shot of orange juice and spray, the young girl, Carla, finds her way back: “But, mom, I thought it was like a blood test, on an empty stomach.”
Adults also fear the bite . "I had a man in his forties, panicked, who stuck his hand to his arm as soon as I approached, says Maïté Héricotte. His 7 or 8 year old daughter said to him: 'Dad, it’s nothing. Nothing to do, he left without his vaccine, poor man. "
“We lack volunteers”
Built into one side of the multipurpose room, the refreshment bar has been converted into a dose preparation room. Forget the sangria, “these are funny dishes that are served here,” warns Anne-Marie Cazaunau, one of the nurses behind the counter. “If some people doubt it, I assure you that it is good for the health.”
Despite 12-hour days, the band of retired nurses takes pleasure in meeting in this working atmosphere. "Even with the doctors, we get along well and we feel respected, appreciates one of them. I have never known such good relations in my career!"
Two nurses prepare doses of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine on July 28, 2021, at the Saint-Paul-lès-Dax vaccination center. (YANN THOMPSON / FRANCEINFO)
Lassitude gains more doctors, less numerous, who follow one another on shifts of four hours. One of them, exhausted, stopped to breathe, according to the supervision. "I’m fed up with it ," says Laurence Caunègre, a general practitioner from the public health center of Dax hospital. “There is a lack of volunteers and it is always the same who are called.”
“I answer present because I could not admit that the center is closing for lack of doctors.”
Laurence Caunègre, member of the medical team
Doctors’ vacancies are not yet all filled in August. Faced with the risk of understaffing, the Regional Health Agency has just revised its rules. A medical hotline could now suffice, which alarms the nursing corps, which threatens to withdraw.
Despite the fatigue, the team sticks together and fine-tunes its device. Early openings have taken place to welcome people with mental disabilities, for whom the pace and hubbub of the center are not adapted. “We also did vaccination outside, on the lawn, for people with autism,” adds the center manager, Gauthier Fremy.
“I have the impression of participating in something important,” says doctor Evelyne Claverie. She “blocked” her entire summer “until the end of September” for the vaccine fight. In October, she will finally offer herself a cut. Health pass in hand, direction Italy, to celebrate his wedding anniversary in Capri. The refrain she will whistle for is already known: the Covid is not over.
This is the best summary of the legal situation in France. By a bunch of legal heavyweights in French constitutional law. The short summary is that health passes tear up the constitution, remove very basic human rights, and claim legal powers which the neither the parliament or president actually have. Or every had. Except under Vichy that is.
Macron basically told all state workers they must be vaccinated or else be fired. Except the police that is. The police unions made it quite clear that most members would refuse to be vaccinated. The health workers have been loudest in the backlash because in France unlike other countries the health workers unions have a long history of taking to the streets.
What is starting to be noticed by the people in power is that Macron’s totalitarian policies have united the left and the right. All the big demos have large contingents of both LR and FI marchers side by side. The hard core right and the hard core left. The last time the hard left and hard right had the same enemy in power was Vichy.
Thats why you are seeing so many Macron = Vichy Petain references.
Whats interesting about the policing of demos now is that the CRS now dont care about optics. During the gilets jaunes marches the CRS and other riot police kitted out so as not to look too Totalitarian Thugs. Most of the snatch squads were in plain clothes. The last few weeks in Paris the CRS was kitted out in the full body armor robotcop look and the snatch squads acted in the most brutal and intimidating way possible. This tells me that both the prefet de police and Minister are scared. That the situation could very quickly spiral out of control. When you think you are in control you use very light touch tactics for crowd and riot control.
One of the reason why the French media is given quite a bit of fairly even handed coverage to the health pass revolt is not only because it has such wide political support but media outlets that are just parroting the government narrative are having their journalists attacked on the streets. A bunch of AP guys got attacked, as did some guys from France 1. Its a pity the BFM-TV guys got caught up in attacks on journalists as they have been pretty good in their coverage and in studio talking heads.
Fire-fighters Join In
Seen on telegram about France:
YOU NEED TO READ THIS TO PREPARE FOR WHAT’S COMING
Here in France it has gone to the extreme with the “Health” Pass. Last week on the 21st ALL restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and any leisure activities like sporting events, theaters, cinemas, museums, were closed to anyone without “the pass” and all staff at these places are mandated to get the jab to keep their job.
It is now a 6 Month prison sentence if you are caught inside any of these places without the pass (the man who slapped the president in the face got only 3 months prison time). Business owners will get a fine of 45,000 euros and 1 year prison sentance if they do not comply with the use of “the pass” and force all their employees to get the jab. (If you know France, you can commit murder and have less of a sentence)
So the result? All the low paid employees quit, they can make more on welfare here. (for now) We can still technically “get take out food” but I just tried last night and every restaurant in our town (that is dine in with take out) has closed their doors due to the lack of staff.
As of last week ALL doctors, nurses and health industry workers have been mandated to get the jab or lose their license, practice, job, business etc. (ALL health care here is Govt paid positions and there are no private health care Doctors or Hospitals etc.)
Since the Health care system is state run and funded, it has been run into the ground. All the good doctors left France 5 Years ago, all the hospitals look like they are 3rd world hospitals since there is no money to repair them, half of the equipment doesnt work and not every hospital is stocked with supplies needed for daily needs (masks, gels, disposable gowns etc).
For 5 years Nurses have been understaffed and doing double the work because the Health care system is nearly bankrupt… So add to this the mandatory jab.
So the result? Well they took to the streets by the millions and now all the hospitals just lost another 50% of staff capacity. My doctor just went into early retirement (a.k.a. he quit) and I have yet to find a replacement.
As of Aug 1st ALL large malls, retail stores and grocery store owners and their staff need to be jabbed and the health pass is required to enter for employees and customers. This would be the equivalent to closing ALL Targets, Walmarts, Costcos, Home Depots, and all major grocery stores. (basically any building over 20,000 squre meters) to those without “the pass”.
Result.?? Aug 15th Truckers will be going on strike nation wide; Blocking all access roads in and out of Paris.
Yesterday an entire airport in Northern France closed due to the majority of staff quitting.
As of Sept 15th All public areas and access will be off limits. No farmers markets, no parks, no national parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, recreation areas, campsites etc. and no gathering over 100 people, no churches, no weddings, etc.
As of Oct 1st ALL small vendors such as, delis, pizza trucks, sandwich shops, butchers, bakers, vegatable stands etc.
So as of Oct 1st I will only be able to purchase food by internet and pick up (if allowed).
Food shortages, Truckers strike, hospitals and airports shutting down unemployment going through the roof. Its going to be a bumpy ride folks.
Is it me or does all this seem a bit extreme for a “pass” that isn’t exactly working?
America England Australia New Zealand you’d better wake up.
Thoughts on the extensions to restrictions in September/October? Has anyone heard of these yet?
Good article about France written 20 years ago. It’s a failed state in slow motion. Only thing stopping the whole thing exploding is money printing by the ECB and when the socialist magic money tree runs dry, the late 18th century will seem like a picnic. The french “intelligentsia” certainly won’t be missed imho. Reap what you sow.