Karine explains that she cannot be vaccinated. She does not want to spread out, evokes medical secrecy, but says that she does not fit in any box provided by the regional health agency. “Due to my medical history, I cannot get the vaccine. The ARS has set a very strict framework with regard to vaccination. And I do not come within that framework. There is a list that is very specific. In my case it does not correspond to these rare diseases. There is a dead end. It is not listed“.
Karine Joubert takes note of the situation and leaves her office in Saint-Jean-Soleymieux on the evening of September 14. A firm that she had launched last June with a young colleague, supported by the town hall, who had renovated a room for 20,000 euros.
This Friday, the practice will be permanently closed, in cessation of activity. A blow for this project, for life and activity in the village and for the patients who had followed Karine from her former practice in Montbrison: “There was a lot of emotion from the patients. They do not understand. They saw me work: from the start I have always taken a lot of precautions. I did not take this lightly at all. I can see the impact that the virus can have. There is a misunderstanding of what is going on“.
After 26 years of physiotherapy, Karine hangs up the gown, without anger, but with sadness. “I blame no one. I don’t think it’s easy at the political level right now to run a country when something like this happens. And it’s not by resenting anyone that that’s going to fix things. On the other hand, I really, sincerely think that from something like that, we can grow up by helping each other, by listening to each other, by trying to find solutions together. And in fact, this is not what happens“.
Karine is in the process of creating her training company for companies for the management of stress and emotions in the workplace.