Covid-19: on the trail of the enigmatic “patient zero”

What if the coronavirus epidemic had started in France well before the end of January? “The first cases of Covid-19? We will surely have surprises ”, says Professor William Dab, former director general of health. “The first cases surely occurred well before the start of 2020, contrary to what we initially thought, abounds Dominique Costagliola, […]

Virtual tours (28) The Château de Chantilly and its gardens

The Château de Chantilly surrounded by its gardens and park (Photo Domaine de Chantilly / Web) It was in the 17th century that Louis II of Bourbon, known as the Grand Condé, had the park of the Château de Chantilly landscaped, with a riot of resources, on an old swamp that had to be drained. […]

in Crépy-en-Valois, the school served as an incubator for the epidemic

A study explores the path of the virus within the establishment and families. No death has been observed in the population of the Crépy-en-Valois high school, the very first “cluster” in France of the coronavirus epidemic. FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP The Crépy-en-Valois high school, north of Paris, was the first cluster in the coronavirus epidemic […]

Covid-19: which departments deplore the most deaths?

Question asked on 03/26/2020 There is a more recent version of this article, readable here Hello, You asked us which departments were the most seriously affected by the new coronavirus. In a map dated Wednesday, Public Health France (which reports to the Ministry of Health) identifies the number of deaths in hospitals due to Covid-19 […]

“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 […]

Coronavirus: French cinemas should remain open

Despite the “Braking measures” of the Covid-19 announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday, and in particular the ban on gatherings of more than one hundred people, cinemas should remain open in France – except in special cases. “The text [du gouvernement] has not yet appeared, but it is believed that this ban applies […]

is the Creil military base responsible for the cases in the Oise?

The military personnel who ensured the repatriation of 193 French nationals from Wuhan came from this base. The entrance to the Creil military base, where around 15 people are said to have been infected. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP THE QUESTION. With at least 99 confirmed cases in this department, the Oise is currently the […]

Coronavirus: France is preparing for the third phase of the epidemic

The switch to phase 3 (maximum health alert threshold) of the Chinese viral pneumonia epidemic is just a matter of days. Despite efforts by health authorities to contain it since the end of January, the Covid-19 is actively circulating far beyond clusters (grouping of cases linked by a chain of contamination) identified in the Oise […]

Coronavirus: “Do you have symptoms? Have you traveled recently? ”

It is 10:26 a.m. in Romainville (Seine-Saint-Denis) and the milestone of a thousand calls to the toll-free information number on the coronavirus is already on the way to being crossed, barely 90 minutes after the opening of the service. This Thursday, February 27 promises to be charged for the thirty operators, headsets screwed on the […]