As the coronavirus epidemic keeps on spreading in France, a genuine power struggle is occurring between information and lack of information, planting seeds of doubt in the French people. The pending launch of the vaccination campaign is leading to doubts and some people fear a lack of transparency from the government.
To halt the French’s mistrust in these uncertain times and to convince skeptics, the government has announced mid-December a strategy expected to restore faith. A group of citizens will be set up from January 4, 2021 to accompany the vaccine campaign in France. To do so, 35 representative French will be randomly selected. A useful strategy according to Emmanuel Rusch – head of the National Health Conference – interviewed this Saturday December 19, 2020 by France Info, as he regrets this measure has not been set up earlier.
This Sunday January 3, 2021, JDD details the group of citizens: all participants will have to answer the following question: "Do you intend to get vaccinated in 2021 against Covid-19" on a scale from 1 to 5. Then, from January 16, 2021, they will take part in a reflection and proposition stage that will take place until the end of the vaccine campaign.
Furthermore, the Elysée has announced a platform devoted to citizen consultation will soon be available.