“A virus that feasts” – Release

While watching the videos from Florida, where religious maniacs denounce the health authorities by explaining that wearing a mask is an attack on their divine capacity to breathe, some of us laughed nervously. Others nodded: “This country is completely barred.” It will not have taken a month to understand that we have nothing to envy […]

“Understanding the effect of confinement on living conditions”

Articulate health data and social conditions: since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, no study had been launched to jointly assess the two aspects of the epidemic, and even less on the scale of the whole population. Co-led by sociologist Nathalie Bajos, director of research at Inserm, and Josiane Warszawski, epidemiologist at Inserm, […]

few business failures in France, a misleading statistic

The wave of business failures that were feared in the aftermath of the economic tsunami caused by the Covid-19 did not occur. At least not yet. This is the main finding established by the company Altares which unveiled, Wednesday, April 29, the figures recorded for the beginning of April, fifteen days after the government’s decision […]

Is it true that nicotine users contract Covid-19 less?

Hello, Many case studies demonstrate this unequivocally: smokers who contract Covid-19 have a greatly increased risk of developing severe forms of the disease. In this work, we find that the proportion of smokers is two to four times higher in severely ill patients than in those with a moderate form of the disease. On the […]

“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 […]