Crime Agnès Buzyn facing the deputies: "I fully accept the decisions that have been taken"
Coronavirus: Agnès Buzyn before the Committee of Inquiry of the Assembly this Tuesday
The committee of inquiry convened all the ex-ministers of health for the period 2003-2011 © Christophe Archambault / AP / SIPA Agnes Buzyn , during the second round of the municipal elections in Paris, June 28, 2020. MASKS - The commission of inquiry convened all the former health ministers for the period 2003-2011 While the epidemic of coronavirus seems to be calming down in France, now is the time for explanations.
On January 23, she assured that France was "extremely well prepared" for the coronavirus epidemic. Five months and 29,813 dead later, Agnès Buzyn was interviewed in the Assembly by members eager to "learn the lessons" from the health crisis. Far from admitting failures, the former Minister of Health assumed responsibility for managing the crisis. She said:
"I fully accept the decisions that have been made by my services and by my ministry. "
" You cannot say that I did not anticipate. And I will not let you say that my services did not anticipate, "she insisted before the committee of inquiry of the National Assembly, adding:
Agnès Buzyn before the deputies: the burning questions to which she will have to answer
The former Minister of Health is expected by the deputies at 5 pm, in order to justify himself in particular on the preparation of France in the face of the risks of pandemic. © Lucas BARIOULET / AFP The former Minister of Health Agnès Buzyn will have to justify himself this Tuesday before the committee of inquiry of the National Assembly on the management of the coronavirus crisis.
" I never underestimated the risk. "" In advance "
According to the former minister," anticipation "in France in the face of the coronavirus epidemic was" out of all proportion with other European countries "and" always in advance "in relation to the alerts of International organisations. "You cannot say that we have not been reactive," she said, detailing the decisions taken in early January, when the World Health Organization (WHO) did not declare the emergency. international than January 30th.
Agnès Buzyn has been heard for 5 hours by the parliamentary committee of inquiry. A hearing broadcast live by the Assembly:
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The former Minister of Health answered questions from MPs two days after his bitter election defeat municipal - with 13.3% of the vote, Agnès Buzyn.
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© BFM TV Rachida Dati, Anne Hidalgo and Agnès Buzyn this Thursday evening in the BFMTV studio for the last municipal debate, in partnership with Le Parisian. Postponed for 24 hours, a time threatened a few handfuls of minutes from the three shots, the last municipal debate in Paris took place this Thursday evening on the set of BFM TV, in partnership with Le Parisien. In the middle, Anne Hidalgo, outgoing mayor PS, rather well placed to keep her chair on Sunday evening of the second round.
Agnès Buzyn had left the government in a hurry on February 16 to wear the colors of the LREM majority in the capital. Hadn't she anticipated health risks? In"I was crying because I knew that the tsunami wave was before us. delivered to the "World", the day after the first round of municipal elections, she explained her tears during the handover with Olivier Véran, on February 17:
Then she came back to her words: "There was no start of the epidemic when I left," she said on June 3 on RMC.
Tuesday evening, before the commission of inquiry, she justified her departure from the government. "At the time there were twelve cases in France, six imported from China and a cluster of Contamines-Montjoie which had been completely circumscribed", she underlined, also declaring:"I am leaving the ministry with the feeling that I did the right preparation. »Why the shortage of masks?
And if Agnès Buzyn gave the alert at the end of December, why did France lack protective masks? In early 2020, this stock was reduced to 117 million surgical masks for adults, 40 million pediatric masks, and no more reserves of FFP2.
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It is the 163 councilors from Paris, sent by the district councils, who will elect the mayor of the capital. In Paris, the outgoing mayor, Anne Hidalgo (PS), allied with EELV, emerged largely victorious from the triangle that opposed her to the LR candidate, Rachida Dati, and to the LRM candidate, Agnès Buzyn. But in the capital - as in Marseille and Lyon - the election is indirect.
However, a letter from the public health agency France recommended in 2018 to replenish the stock of masks to the tune of one billion units. Agnes Buzyn indicated that she was not aware of this letter:
"No, I am not aware of the letter, it was not addressed to me. "
She also said she was unaware that the masks were out of date: "This did not go back to the minister. "When asked if I was the one who decided to destroy the masks, the answer is no," she also said, while assuming the decision of her departments: "Santé publique France says they don't comply. How could I have appeared before you if I had returned expired stocks to the circuit? "
The deputies have planned to hear all the predecessors of Agnès Buzyn since 2005: Marisol Touraine and Roselyne Bachelot Wednesday, Xavier Bertrand Thursday.
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© Copyright 2020, L'Obs In Levallois-Perret, the page of the Balkany couple is definitely turned. Sentenced to ten years of ineligibility for tax fraud, neither Patrick nor Isabelle could stand for re-election. It was ultimately their former chief of staff, Agnès Pottier-Dumas, who largely won with almost 46% of the vote, ahead of the best enemy of the Balkany, Arnaud de Courson (33%), as well as the radical candidate Lies Messatfa (21%).