to prevent the virus from escaping immunity, you have to “hit hard and fast”

The risk is that the mutations accumulate to the point of rendering the antibodies inoperative. The deployment of vaccination campaigns all over the world is our best chance to emerge as quickly as possible from the worst health crisis of the 21st century.e century. This speed race is essential, not only to regain “the life […]

Sun, moon and stars in February 2021

starry sky View of a small part of the Milky Way in the starry night sky over the Black Lake in the Märkisch-Oderland district. Photo: Patrick Pleul / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa (Photo: dpa) Sirius, the brightest fixed star in the earthly firmament, follows a little to the east. It sparkles in a conspicuous, bluish-white light. […]

tests now available in city laboratories

Samples can be taken in most laboratories. Olivier Véran had announced it on Friday, medical biologists were only waiting for the publication of a decree. It has been done since Sunday: city laboratories can now carry out diagnostic tests for Sars-CoV-2 infection, until then reserved only for authorized hospital laboratories. Coronavirus: tests soon available in […]

the Brazilian variant suspected in the new disaster that hits the city of Manaus

STORY – While more than three quarters of residents have already encountered the virus in October, this resumption of the epidemic is very worrying. Rio de Janeiro Since last week, chaos has reigned in the city of Manaus, hit by an extremely powerful second wave of the coronavirus. This city of 2.2 million inhabitants, in […]

are we protected after the first injection?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The vaccines authorized in France require two doses, spaced several weeks apart. In terms of barrier gestures, can we let our guard down once vaccinated? THE QUESTION. For many caregivers or nursing home residents already vaccinated, as for people over 75 and those with serious risks who began to be this […]

Having plants at home improved psychological well-being during confinement

An international study coordinated by the Urban Nature and Biosystems Engineering Research Group (NATURIB) of the ETS of Agronomic Engineering of the University of Seville in Spain highlights that having plants at home positively influenced the psychological well-being of the inhabitants of the house during the confinement dictated by COVID-19. Researchers from the Hellenic Mediterranean […]

curfew, containment … Here are the departments where the epidemic is worsening

INFOGRAPHICS – Incidence rate, evolution of the number of cases … several departments are seeing their epidemic indicators start to rise again, while the government is preparing to take new measures on Thursday. The health situation is deteriorating in France, while the threat of the British variant of Covid-19, which now represents around 1% of […]

Why too much bad news harms our mental health

PSYCHOLOGY – Information received by our brain is not treated equally. Well seated in his chair, are we really passive when listening to television news? “Not at all, explains Dr Guillaume Fond, psychiatrist and researcher at the Marseille University Hospital, responsible for the expert center for Schizophrenia and resistant depression. All information is processed by […]

a test to assess the suitability of chemotherapy

A study shows that this treatment does not help in some patients with lymph node involvement. Feared for its side effects but often considered a necessary evil, chemotherapy remains the emblematic drug treatment for cancer. In recent years, it has nevertheless been the subject of studies questioning its usefulness in certain patients. Most recently, an […]