Jul 14, 2022
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Last spring, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of Country Email List the left-wing La France Insumisa (LFI) movement in the National Assembly, hastily endorsed Professor Didier Raoult , who strongly pushed for the use of hydroxychloroquine as , a drug Country Email List against malaria, as a cure for covid-19, and even maintained that he himself would take the drug if he contracted the disease . The use of hydroxychloroquine was quickly discredited by the international medical community . Figures from the French left such as Mélenchon and several Country Email List officials from La France Insumisa have expressed their fierce opposition to compulsory vaccination for those. Working in the health sector and are all too Country Email List ready to empathize with those who have chosen not to vaccinate. However, this (in theory understandable) caution misses a crucial point, which is that getting vaccinated is the fastest and Country Email List most effective way to put the pandemic behind us. Furthermore, this delay can be seen as supporting the amorphous grouping of those who oppose the health passport, who are often anti -vaccines . The escalation of rhetoric This opposition to the health passport has given rise to many confused Country Email List protests from the left. High-profile interventions in recent weeks have included articles bringing together figures from the left and far right. For example, in the Libération newspaper of Country Email List last August 6 , Sébastien Jumel (French Communist Party, PCF) and François Ruffin (LFI) joined François-Xavier Bellamy, a parliamentarian from the center-right Republican Party who is involved in Country Email List an organization that opposes same-sex marriage, La Manif Pour Tous (The Demonstration for All, as a response to »marriage for all»). There have also been demagogic apocalyptic claims by Country Email List left-wing intellectuals (for example, an article by Jean-Francois Bayart in Mediapart magazine on July 20.