What's behind Macron's bold bet on a Covid health pass

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is betting his political future on a nationwide Covid health pass. Approaching the launch of his campaign for re-election to a second five-year term next April, Macron went on nationwide television on the eve of France’s national holiday of Bastille Day with a series of some of the world’s most stringent anti-pandemic edicts — an effort to stifle the surging Delta variant, he said, and fend off a fourth Covid wave.