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La sécurité sanitaire au village. La crise du Covid-19 vue d’en bas

Abstract : This article examines the ways in which crisis management was organized and experienced in a rural area of France’s Grand-Est region, which was classified as a high-alert “red zone”. The analysis is based on a survey conducted from the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic in March 2020, until July, and focuses on the reception of health measures, on local mobilization with its share of mutual help, fears, and tensions, and on actions led by health professionals practising within a coordinated structure. The survey findings show that, while the legitimacy of the health measures was not challenged, the modalities of their application were criticized from an organizational and moral standpoint. The crisis highlighted the extent to which primary healthcare procedures in this rural setting rely on a web of social ties that was put to the test by a police-based response perceived as stressful and, at times, inappropriate. The territory’s main healthcare facility was a place of support and dialogue for healthcare professionals, as well as a relay that facilitated the reception of messages from government authorities. A kind of de-sectorization of healthcare emerged from the forms of solidarity that were activated.
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Lucie Michel, François-Xavier Schweyer. La sécurité sanitaire au village. La crise du Covid-19 vue d’en bas. Revue française des affaires sociales, La documentation française, 2021, pp.13-35. ⟨10.3917/rfas.212.0013⟩. ⟨hal-03323199⟩



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