8:02 p.m., January 20, 2022
Guest of Punchline on Europe 1 following the announcement of the timetable for lifting health restrictions, doctor Jamil Rahmani, head of the intensive care unit at the Franco-British hospital, judges that these decisions are “more political than health”. He even goes so far as to consider them as “risk taking” on the part of the executive.
End of gauges, outdoor masks, reopening of nightclubs… Prime Minister Jean Castex unveiled the timetable for lifting health restrictions to fight against Covid-19 on Thursday. A return to life “as before” which must be done in two stages, after the entry into force of the vaccination pass, scheduled for February 2 and 16. But this announcement comes as the country experiences its daily case record, with 525,000 new infected.
“These measures are more political than health”
Which makes doctor Jamil Rahmani, head of the intensive care unit at the Franco-British hospital, say that “these measures are more political than health”. For this specialist, lifting the restrictions at this stage even constitutes “taking a risk”. “There is a continuous increase in conventional hospitalizations and a decrease in resuscitation,” he recalls. “So you have to be extremely careful, you have to tell people who are not vaccinated to do it, because vaccination protects effectively and very importantly.”
Continue to wear the mask where “where there are a lot of people”
As for the lifting of the obligation to wear a mask outdoors scheduled for February 2 by the government, the doctor once again calls for caution and seems to want to go slower than the executive. “You have to tell people […] to protect yourself with the mask in places where there are a lot of people because the risk of contamination is very high with this Omicron variant.”
Source From: Europe1