'I'm late for my Covid vaccine' says 88-year-old Frenchman caught driving at 191 km/h

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'I'm late for my Covid vaccine' says 88-year-old Frenchman caught driving at 191 km/h

An 88-year-old man caught speeding at a breakneck 191 kilometres per hour on a French country road told officers that he was late for his Covid-19 vaccine appointment, police said.


The speed limit on the road where he was picked up on Thursday is 110 kilometres per hour, police in the eastern French Bas-Rhin département said on Facebook.

The driver, a local, "gave as a reason for his speeding that he was late for his Covid vaccine", it said.

Officers confiscated the man's driving licence and impounded his car.

"For everyone's safety, let's comply with speed limits, even after more than 60 years with a driving licence," the post said.

France's sluggish vaccine rollout has been the cause of much frustration among those groups who are currently eligible - mainly the over 75s, healthcare workers and people with serious health conditions.

READ ALSO 6 reasons why France's vaccine rollout has been so slow

The strategy is showing results, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, with the rate of new infections among over 80-year-olds falling, although has been rising in other age groups.


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Anonymous 2021/02/27 08:28
A very good comment Daniela. People seem to be under the impression that the vaccine stops one from getting it like the Polio vaccine did, it doesn't. Of course then we get onto the crazy situation of having vaccine passports. Perhaps the people that don't want the vaccine will have to have an arm tattoo and wear a yellow icon or even be put into camps like members of my family experienced eighty years ago.
Daniela.Provvedi_305595 2021/02/26 19:15
Here are 12 important questions and answers before considering getting vaccinated: ●"If I get vaccinated can I stop wearing a mask(s)?" Government: "NO" ●"If I get vaccinated will the restaurants, bars, schools, fitness clubs, hair salons, etc. reopen and will people be able to get back to work like normal? Government: "NO" ●"If I get vaccinated will I be resistant to Covid?" Government: "Maybe. We don't know exactly, but probably not." ●"If I get vaccinated, at least I won't be contagious to others - right?" Government: "NO. the vaccine doesn’t stop transmission." ●"If I get vaccinated, how long will the vaccine last?" Government: "No one knows. All Covid "vaccines" are still in the experimental stage." ● "If I get vaccinated, can I stop social distancing?" Government: "NO" ● "If my parents, grandparents and myself all get vaccinated can we hug each other again?" Government: "NO" ● "So what's the benefit of getting vaccinated?" Government: "Hoping that the virus won't kill you." ●"Are you sure the vaccine won't injure or kill me?" Government: "NO" ●"If statistically the virus won't kill me (99.7% survival rate), why should I get vaccinated?" Government: "To protect others." ●"So if I get vaccinated, I can protect 100% of people I come in contact with?" Government: "NO" ● "If I experience a severe adverse reaction, long term effects (still unknown) or die from the vaccine will I (or my family) be compensated from the vaccine manufacture or the Government?" Government: "NO - the government and vaccine manufactures have 100% zero liability regarding this experimental drug" So to summarize, the Covid19 "vaccine"... Does not provide immunity. Does not eliminate the virus. Does not prevent death. Does not guarantee you won’t get it. Does not stop you from passing it on to others. Does not eliminate the need for travel bans. Does not eliminate the need for business closures. Does not eliminate the need for lockdowns. Does not eliminate the need for masking. If after reading this you still decide to get the "vaccine"...GOOD LUCK & DON'T SAY YOU WEREN'T WARNED. And people who question this lunacy are called “crazy”.
Anonymous 2021/02/26 17:55
Very slow progress. Here in the UK they have already vaccinated every over 65 year old who wants it. France & Germany seem to be way behind the curve and why oh why are they not using the Oxford Astra Zeneca for over 65 when its safe?
Anonymous 2021/02/26 15:58
Seems a fair enough reason.

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