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French president’s COVID diagnosis inspires accusations of hypocrisy

French President Emmanuel Macron, 42, tested positive for COVID-19 this Thursday after displaying “mild” symptoms of the disease related to the Wuhan coronavirus. According to the French government’s spokesman, Gabriel Attal, who gave an update on the president’s condition on Thursday evening, Macron has a “slight” fever, a bad cough, and severe fatigue. He has gone into isolation, and not only he: at a time when the French are being encouraged to telecommute, avoid contacts as much as possible, and observe an 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. curfew under the threat of heavy fines, Macron has a long list of “contacts” who are now deemed to be at risk of infection.

While some mainstream media are touting the image of a “responsible” president making sure to stay away from public gatherings, identify his so-called “contact cases,” and use the unpopular “TousAntiCovid” contact tracing app, social media and an increasing number of public figures have reacted with anger, as Macron has clearly not obeyed the stringent rules he personally presented to the French before the very partial deconfinement that took place here on December 15, when the lockdown was replaced by the nationwide curfew (with the exception of Christmas Eve, thank God).

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