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Comedians pay tribute to the deaths of the Covid by reading the testimonies of their families


Julie Gayet, Francis Weber, Andréa Bescond… About thirty actors responded to the call of the Holding your hand collective for “more humanity” towards the sick and their loved ones.

Recall that there were lives behind the daily death toll from Covid.

This is the hope of Stéphanie Bataille, whose father succumbed to the epidemic in January.

Julie Gayet, Jacques Weber, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Catherine Frot, Andréa Bescond ... About thirty actors responded to his call to name some of the more than 90,000 dead from Covid-19 in France.

In front of the camera, each read the testimony written by the family.

The videos were posted to YouTube on March 17, a year after the first lockdown began.

To read also: Stéphanie Bataille: "Our thirty testimonies of the ordeal of families, read by actors"

Stéphanie Bataille explains to France Info that her objective with this project is to "

put people back at the center of crisis management


The actress was traumatized that she was unable to visit her father while he was hospitalized in a Covid unit.

By creating a dedicated email address, she collected testimonials from people who went through the same ordeal.

As a result, in a few weeks, more than a thousand responses reached him.

To read also:

Stéphanie Bataille: "I did not have the right to see my father again, while he called out loudly for me"


All these people who left were banned from visiting, from contemplation

," explains Stéphanie Bataille to France Info.


were also banned from funerals for most

. "

The actress regrets that the health protocol governing funeral services for the dead of Covid is so strict and rapid that it deprives families of "

goodbye to the face


Read also: Deaths of Covid-19: when the families of victims denounce a "sorting" in the hospital

Stéphanie Bataille, who notes that many relatives are "

lost and idle

", also participated in the creation of Tenir ta main, an association aimed at "

restoring humanity

" to Covid patients.

She has also launched a petition, in which she demands that relatives be allowed to visit them in the hospital or in nursing homes.


I ask (...) that families can visit their loved ones whatever the cause of their hospitalization, and that hospitals provide them with the necessary effects so that it can be done without risk

", she writes in this text. which gathered more than 40,000 signatures.

Stéphanie Bataille calls for better support for the sick and "to

pay tribute to the tens of thousands of victims who left alone and in unworthy conditions


To date, no national tribute ceremony is planned in France.

In other countries tributes have already taken place.

National day of commemoration on March 11 in Canada, memorial in Florida, ten days of national mourning in Spain ...

"Discussions are underway concerning the establishment of a day dedicated to the memory of those who were carried away. by this scourge ”

, indicated the Elysee in a letter addressed to associations.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2021-03-18

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