can the epidemic end?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – At this beginning of deconfinement, contradictory points of view are emerging on a possible end of the epidemic. Professor Raoult is considering it for “soon”. WHO raises the possibility that it “never happens”. The best solution to ensure the disappearance of a virus is to find a vaccine. AFP / LUDOVIC […]

up to 2% of patients with adverse cardiac effects

DECRYPTION – Coronavirus infection is believed to favor the development of heart rhythm disturbances associated with taking the medication. Originally used as an antimalarial, hydroxychloroquine is also indicated for the treatment of lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Its efficacy in the treatment of Covid-19 is the subject of controversy. 333175002 / baranq – stock.adobe.com At the […]

No preventive effect demonstrated for hydroxychloroquine

DECRYPTION – The presumed protective effect of the anti-malarial does not seem strong enough to prevent the onset of the disease in populations suffering from autoimmune diseases who take it every day. Hydroxychloroquine pills. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP The promises of hydroxychloroquine, whose antiviral effect in vitro against Sars-CoV-2 had raised many hopes, are far […]

Chloroquine: “In this case, the state did not play its role”

Professor Bernard Begaud, pharmacologist, former president of the University of Bordeaux, chaired the monitoring committee for clinical trials within the French Medicines Agency (ANSM) for more than fifteen years. He returns for Release on chloroquine, and points to the inconsistency and lack of coordination of the trials in progress. After three months of waiting, do […]

Didier Raoult is right to speak of “fake news” about an American study?

Researchers have questioned the effectiveness of chloroquine. The French infectiologist refers to a study “closer to scientific fraud than a reasonable analysis”. “Passion prevails over scientific analysis,” writes Raoult. Gérard Julien / AFP THE QUESTION. The chloroquine debate continues to escalate. On Wednesday evening, Professor Didier Raoult, first defender of the hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin (HCQ-AZ) cocktail to […]

“The great inventory of flagrant untruths about chloroquine”

End of February 2020. The first Frenchman who had not recently traveled abroad died in the Oise. For doctors worried about what’s going on in China, this is the red alert. Despite posters posted by Agnès Buzyn at airports, the coronavirus has entered French territory. No one knew at the time how it would be […]

“The elephant in the room” – Liberation

This diary started just before confinement, four weeks ago, and yet I barely touched on “The elephant in the room”, “The elephant in the room”. This English expression indicates an important, obvious, possibly risky subject, of which everyone notes the existence but which nobody dares to mention, for fear of the consequences. Our elephant is […]

Coronavirus: the ultras “say no to a premature resumption of football”

“The ultras are the trade unionists of popular football”, explained to Release sports historian Sébastien Louis. In this health crisis, they also seem to be the guarantors of the health of spectators as much as the guardians of temples who only make sense with people in their spans. In a press release published on Monday, […]

Within LREM, the lone fight of MP Martine Wonner

PORTRAIT – Alongside several doctors, this parliamentarian, a psychiatrist by profession, is calling for the repeal of decrees limiting the use of chloroquine. Through Yolande Baldeweck Martine Wonner. Marie Magnin / Hans Lucas via AFP “For three hours, Emmanuel Macron learned about the latest results obtained by the P team in Marseiller Raoult », rejoices […]