HEALTH: On BFMTV, the leader of France Insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon said this Sunday that he did not yet know if he would be vaccinated or not
“This vaccine does not reassure me”, said Sunday on BFMTV Jean-Luc Mélenchon about the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which is beginning to be deployed around the world to fight against Covid-19, while acknowledging that he did not “know not ”and was“ not a doctor ”.
“A vaccine that is manufactured at -60 ° … You and I, we know nothing about vaccines, but we know at least two-three things about frozen food,” said the leader of La France Insoumise , in the program “BFM Politique”. “This vaccine which depends on such a cold chain, it worries me, because the slightest break, you will not see it before seeing the effects”, he added.
“I am not an epidemiologist”
In addition, this vaccine “results from a process that is not the one we knew […] Messenger RNA, we keep our fingers crossed that this is the good idea, but in the meantime, we are not. sure, ”continued the member for Bouches-du-Rhône about the method used by Pfizer and Moderna.
“So this vaccine does not reassure me, but I say it quietly: I do not know, I am not a doctor, I am not an epidemiologist”, admitted Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “I just know that a certain number of conditions do not seem to me to be respected”. Asked whether he will be vaccinated himself, the 2022 presidential candidate replied that he had “not yet posed the problem”. “I will do what seems right to me, no doubt what my doctor, whom I trust, will tell me.”
“It is not my role to go and wreak havoc”
But for him, the vaccine is “the last step in relation to the emergency”. “It’s not my role to go and wreak havoc, but I don’t quite like what’s going on. We don’t really see what the French health plan is, ”said Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
“We are running behind a vaccine made in the United States of America”, but for him it is first necessary to know “what is the plan to have the treatments and the drugs to treat the sick” of the Covid.