On the eve of the launch of the 32nd Yellow Pieces operation, Brigitte Macron answered questions from Anne-Claire Coudray, on TF1, January 17, 2021. She returned in particular to her personal experience of Covid-19 and said "understand and share"the impatience of the French in the face of this never-ending crisis. The president of the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France made a media appearance, a few hours before the launch of the French solidarity campaign that is the annual operation of the Yellow Pieces. Brigitte Macron, who succeeded Bernadette Chirac at the head of the foundation in 2019, had tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2020. "I was sick, I was treated, I had mid-form. But everything was fine. We recovered", says Brigitte Macron. The First Lady went through a situation she describes as"anxiety inducing": "Loss of taste, loss of smell, fatigue, migraines … It is above all that it allowed me to understand how anxiety-provoking it can be, especially around the sixth day. We say to ourselves: 'I'm breathing less well, what's going to happen ? '"
The 60-year-old spoke about another sensitive topic: vaccines. Since the start of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19, which began on December 27, 2020, many questions keep coming back. The first lady has thus announced that she will go "right now" to get vaccinated. "When the doctor tells me that I can go. Because I think when we got him, you have to wait three months or you have to wait until you have no or very few antibodies. Me, I treat myself and I vaccinate myself", specifies the former French teacher. "I trust medicine, no problem."
"This impatience, I understand it and I share it."
What does she think of the criticisms made of the government on the management of the health crisis? Again, she clearly answers: "What is happening to us in France, in Europe, in the world, is completely new. How do you want us not to be a little scared, anxious, faced with everything that is happening? […] So this impatience, I understand it and I share it. "
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