On the night of Tuesday 12 to Wednesday 13 July, the National Assembly rejected a key article of the bill on the Covid-19 epidemic, providing for the possibility of reinstating the health pass for “extra-hexagonal” travel. This article 2 of the “health watch and security” bill was rejected by 219 votes to 195.
The staff of the Parliament and the European Elected Officials, also forced by the health pass, are aware of the serious drift. “The rights of European citizens are threatened. The health pass is unscientific and must be abandoned: it creates a false sense of security,” said elected officials during a press conference.
Viewpoint. While health care personnel must have received at least one dose of vaccine by September 15, 2021, under penalty of sanctions, and the health pass has been mandatory since August 9, Dr. Christophe Grangeon, an emergency physician and forensic scientist in New Caledonia, explains why these measures have a political rather than a health justification.