The former minister of François Hollande, Frédéric Cuvillier, deplores a lack of consultation with local elected officials and feels that his department is being singled out.
How did you react when you learned that your department was the only one to be affected by a weekend lockdown?
It is misunderstanding.
Why should we be the only ones, when there were 20 departments under surveillance, some of which have incidence rates close to ours?
We have been singled out even though we are already among the departments the least well treated in terms of vaccination: Pas-de-Calais is 8 points below the national average for people over 75 years old receiving their first injection. .
We are 20 points away from the rest of the country for nursing homes.
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The government claims to have consulted local elected officials ...
It's wrong !
There were certainly audio conferences with the prefect, but the option of confinement was mentioned as a hypothesis of last resort, not as a privileged avenue.
For weeks now, we have been alerting the public authorities to the risks posed by delays in vaccination in our territory.
At the beginning of February, I alerted the prefect, the regional prefect, the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister and even beyond
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Isn't that a good way to protect your people?
We are a territory of 1.5 million inhabitants.
With a very responsible population.
Here, we are far from the scenes of crowds that we have seen elsewhere on television ... I recognize that the task is difficult for the governors and I do not want to argue for free but I find that the delays in vaccines are taking place. to be masked by a form of sanction confinement, which puts our territory in the dock.
This is unacceptable.