3,000 Health Care Workers In France Have Been Suspended For Not Getting A COVID Shot


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Medical staff members tend to COVID-19 patients at the AP-HP Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris in April.

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Thousands Protest Against France’s Coronavirus Health Pass As Stricter Rules Loom

In recent months, France has seen mass demonstrations, turning out thousands of protesters who oppose the government’s vaccine policies — including a «health pass» system introduced by President Emmanuel Macron — that they believe violates the rights of people who refuse to be inoculated.

As many as 200,000 marched one weekend last month and tens of thousands filled the streets for other weekend marches in some of France’s largest cities, including Montpellier along the French Riviera, Bordeaux in the west and Strasbourg near the German border.


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The French Rush For Vaccines After They’re Told They’ll Need Them To Go To Cafes

Macron’s health pass, which began to be introduced in July, would require anyone wanting to enter a restaurant, large shopping mall, theater or long-distance train to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

This story originally published in the Morning Edition live blog.

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