In a confidential note, Bercy gives the information that provoked the blow of Emmanuel Macron’s face.
France’s vaccination campaign is clearly turning into a debacle, revealing “the downgrading and organizational and technological impoverishment” of our country, as Antoine Lévy, a French economist and doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, points out.
According to a confidential note from Bercy, France has “lost 30% of its vaccination doses due to a lack of freezing logistics”.
It is known that France chose the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, which requires the injection of two doses, unlike the British who chose another vaccine, that of AstraZeneca, which requires the injection of only one dose. However, the vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNtech must be kept at a temperature below -70° to remain effective. This requires storage facilities and extensive logistics.
No call for tenders yet
France received 1.6 million doses out of the 200 million pre-ordered. However, to our knowledge, the tender for the transport of the vaccines has not yet been awarded. One of the reasons is that we do not have enough compliant freezers.
Hence the delays in the vaccination campaign since last week. And the President of the Republic’s shouting, reported in particular by the Journal du Dimanche, for whom Emmanuel Macron denounced the “rhythm of family walks” of this vaccination campaign. France can and must win this war,” thundered the President. She will win it… I make war in the morning, at noon, in the evening and at night. And I expect the same commitment from everyone. But right now, things are not going well. …] It must change quickly and strongly and it will change quickly and strongly. »
It’s about time!
La vaccination débutera dans toute l’Europe ce dimanche 27 décembre : elle commencera dans un petit nombre d’établissements pour personnes âgées, en région Parisienne et en Bourgogne Franche-Comté, et s’élargira progressivement à toute la France en janvier. @TF1LeJT pic.twitter.com/bnITpG1K9Q
— Olivier Véran (@olivierveran) December 22, 2020