With Macron buried in a hotly contested race for re-election to a second five-year term in April, his comments could seem dangerously impolitic to American ears.
So when Macron spent more than two hours with the French daily Le Parisien, he did not mince words.
Until now, entry into any restaurant, bar, nightclub, stadium, movie theater or most other indoor venues required a person to present a “sanitary pass” to show they'd either been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid.
Some 74 percent of French people have been fully vaccinated versus 62 percent in the United States.
As Macron put it on Tuesday, “When my freedoms threaten those of others, I become someone irresponsible.
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