Monkey pox: a collective of 200 personalities requests a commission of inquiry in the Senate

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200 political figures, associations and citizens met to demand a senatorial commission of inquiry into the government’s strategy against monkeypox. They signed a column in the Huffpost.

With nearly 2,000 cases recorded in France, the monkeypox epidemic continues to grow. Since a group of 200 politicians, associations and citizens asked for a senatorial commission of inquiry on the government strategy concerning the vaccination strategy against monkeypox. A forum was created and distributed by the Huffpost.

What is a commission of inquiry?

A commission of inquiry may be proposed by the deputies. “Commissions of inquiry may be created within each assembly to be created under the conditions provided for by law, information elements” provides article 51-2 of the Constitution. Its purpose is to control and inform about the actions of the government. It can have legal consequences. If during their investigations it has brought to light criminal facts, the information collected will be transmitted to the Ministry of Justice.

In question: “the extreme slowness of starting an information and vaccination campaign”

In this column published on the Huffpost, the signatories deplore “the extreme slowness in setting up an information and vaccination campaign (…), even though we consider today all the expertise, knowledge and human will on the ground necessary to respond quickly and effectively to these health emergencies”.

They also question “the lack of transparent information by the government on the number of vaccines available (…) on future orders, their date of availability”. This would come, for them, from a stigmatization of the LGBT + community and “endangers the health of people”.

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Several important personalities

This forum was signed by several important personalities to “defend the principle of health democracy”. Among them, we can cite Michèle Rubirola, former mayor of Marseille and now Marseille’s first deputy for public health, Florence Rigal, president of Médecins du Monde and Antoine Chassagnoux, president of Act-Up Paris. You can find the complete list at this address.

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