He’s getting rattled. President Macron today scolded the people of France for whingeing about Covid and always thinking they know better.

“There have always been 66 million coaches of the French football team,” he told an audience of scientists in the Paris suburb of Sarclay that had gathered to hear him announce a national investment plan in quantum technologies.

“Then, thanks to the Covid-19 health crisis, there were 66 million epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists. Now, with the appearance of the vaccine, we have 66 million public prosecutors.”

How this went down with his listeners was not disclosed. Perhaps the jury is still out. But it seems logical to assume that not all were in agreement with the speaker.