What they’re saying: President Emmanuel Macron called for unity after visiting a hospital in French Polynesia and noted some people were “in the business of irrational, sometimes cynical, manipulative mobilization,” over measures designed to protect people, per AP. It initially applies to all adults who wish to “enter restaurants, trains, planes and some other public venues,” AP notes. It will expand to anyone over age 12 from Sept. 30.”The rules can be applied through Nov. 15, depending on the virus situation,” AP reports.Legislators set a Sept. 15 vaccination deadline for all health workers, who face suspension if they fail to comply with the requirement.
“What is your freedom worth if you say to me ‘I don’t want to be vaccinated,’ but tomorrow you infect your father, your mother or myself?’” he said. The big picture: The “health pass” requires people show online or paper proof of vaccination, or evidence that they have recently recovered from the coronavirus or display a recent negative test.
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