Macron’s gamble: Should France have locked down sooner?
FRANCE24, 02 Apr 2021
Did Emmanuel Macron's January gamble pay off as he still claimsThe French president insists he was right to leave schools and businesses open after a post-Christmas spike in Covid-19 cases. Now, fueled by contagious new variants, the so-called third wave forcing the government to cut classroom time and move up Easter vacation. We ask about Macron's all-but-in name new national lockdown, his timetable for vaccinations and a promise the nation's grand reopening in full will be for mid-July. On that score, we compare with European neighbors grappling with the same unenviable dilemmas. Finally, how do you turn a crisis into an opportunity?
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