COVID-19 compared to a cold: Legault statement causes discomfort

A statement by Prime Minister François Legault who compared COVID-19 to a cold for vaccinated people on Monday does not pass among opposition parties in Quebec.

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His opponents accuse the Prime Minister of having sought to minimize the sixth wave that is currently hitting Quebec.

François Legault then declared that vaccination “helps”. “I experienced it last week, even if you catch it, it gives you a cold, more or less,” he said.

“We can’t minimize this case by saying: It’s a cold. Me, I do not know anyone who died of a cold, then I had colds in life, I never picked myself up in intensive care, underlined the united deputy Vincent Marissal. It is a jovialism that is not up to par with the institution of the Prime Minister, which must nevertheless stay the course and not lower its guard. »

Liberal Monsef Derraji also deplored “a shortcut” from the prime minister. “I don’t know, after two years of a pandemic, what made the Prime Minister say that COVID was a cold? he says.

For the parliamentary leader of the Parti Québécois, Joël Arseneault, the Prime Minister has sought to trivialize the pandemic.

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