We were blessed with a flying visit by three "mosquitaires" on Sunday in the guise of the PM, Mons. Villepin, the overseas and the health ministers.
We have now been promisd lots of money.
Someone is going to profit, but will it actually help?
The BBC is now headlining articles on the "disease island" which doesn't exactly sit comfortably alongside other more pleasing descriptions.
Tourism is down 60%, but then given that bird flu has arrived in France it will at least reduce the chances of it being transported here via that route.
There, life is not all that bad.