Olivier Véran's announcements on Wednesday evening had the effect of an electric shock.
No one expected such a tightening of measures against the Covid epidemic which is raging in France.
Beyond our collective inability to stop the circulation of the virus, this change in tone above all marks the failure of the authorities' communication strategy.
Since deconfinement, they have never succeeded in keeping the French in a state of vigilance.
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Since mid-June, the official discourse on the epidemic has lost considerably in clarity.
Every day, a press release from the Ministry of Health sent out a litany of figures on the situation of the epidemic in the world and in France without any perspective.
No charts, no dashboards, but a single key message:
"the virus continues to circulate"
Each week, an epidemiological bulletin published on Thursday evening by Public Health France, as long as a day without bread, drowns journalists under a torrent of figures.
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