A letter from France: covid pass, strikes, revolts, and a crumbling country

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Received by The Buzz from a member of the French Resistance…

Here in France it has gone to the extreme with the “Health” Pass.

On 21 July – all restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and any leisure activities like sporting events, theatres, cinemas, museums, were closed to anyone without “the pass” and all staff at these places are mandated to get the jab to keep their job.

It is now a six-month prison sentence if you are caught inside any of these places without the pass (the man who slapped the president in the face got only three months prison time).

Business owners will get a fine of 45,000 euros and a one year prison sentence if they do not comply with the use of “the pass” and force all their employees to get the jab. (If you know France, you can commit murder and have less of a sentence).

So the result?

All the low paid employees quit, they can make more on welfare here (for now).

We can still technically “get take out food” but I just tried last night and every restaurant in our town (that is dine in with take out) has closed their doors due to the lack of staff.

As of last week all doctors, nurses and health industry workers have been mandated to get the jab or lose their license, practice, job, business etc (all health care here is Govt paid positions and there are no private healthcare doctors or hospitals etc.)

Since the healthcare system is state run and funded, it has been run into the ground.

All the good doctors left France five years ago, all the hospitals look like they are third world hospitals since there is no money to repair them, half of the equipment doesn’t work and not every hospital is stocked with supplies needed for daily needs (masks, gels, disposable gowns etc).

For five years nurses have been understaffed and doing double the work because the healthcare system is nearly bankrupt…. So add to this the mandatory jab. So the result?

Well they took to the streets by the millions and now all the hospitals just lost another 50% of staff capacity. My doctor just went into early retirement (aka he quit) and I have yet to find a replacement.

As of August 1 all large malls, retail stores and grocery store owners and their staff need to be jabbed and the health pass is required to enter for employees and customers.

This would be the equivalent to closing all Targets, Walmarts, Costcos, Home Depots, and all major grocery stores. (basically any building over 20,000 square meters) to those without “the pass”.

Result? August 15 truckers will be going on strike nationwide; blocking all access roads in and out of Paris.

Yesterday an entire airport in Northern France closed due to the majority of staff quitting. As of September 15 all public areas and access will be off limits.

No farmers markets, no parks, no national parks, lakes, rivers, beaches, recreation areas, campsites etc. and no gathering over 100 people, no churches, no weddings, etc.

As of October 1 all small vendors such as, delis, pizza trucks, sandwich shops, butchers, bakers, vegetable stands etc.

So as of October 1 I will only be able to purchase food by internet and pick up (if allowed). Food shortages, truckers strike, hospitals and airports shutting down unemployment going through the roof.

It’s going to be a bumpy ride folks. Is it me or does all this seem a bit extreme for a “pass” that isn’t exactly working? America, England, Australia, New Zealand, you’d better wake up!

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