“We shall not blush because of the results”. So says the message sent to parliamentarians by Prime Minister Jean Castex this Tuesday January 12, 2021. As it is time to assess the Holiday fallout amid the fight against the spread of Covid-19, the head of the government has intended to be positive. “I think we can say the French behaved well” Jean Castex reportedly said.
In a matter of hours, the Prime Minister will hold the weekly press briefing on the Covid-19 epidemic situation in France. As new restrictions are being considered the day before a decisive health Defense Council, the head of government mostly hopes to give some positive news even though the global health situation is worsening, especially in the United-Kingdom. “Our results are not amazing, but are some of the best in Europe” the Prime Minister said according to parliamentarian sources.
Concretely, what are the noticeable improvements in France in comparison with the country’s European neighbors? When one looks at the data released by the health authority, France can say they have the “lowest positivity rate in Europe” the head of government says. According to Santé publique France, as of January 11, 2021, this rate reaches 6.4%. When it comes to the number of tests performed daily, Jean Castex said France also ranks as part of the best countries in Europe.
Therefore, French Prime Minister also shines a light on how important it is to be judged based on “results” to stand out better from the current polemics, especially about vaccine. The vaccine campaign still goes on in France. A “long-distance race” former Paris 2024 Olympics coordinator says.