nearly 532,000 dead worldwide, explosion of cases in India

Hospitals on the brink of saturation and elected officials sounding the alarm: the outbreak of coronavirus cases continues unabated in the United States, as well as in Mexico, India, Chile, while in France , the emblematic Louvre museum will reopen its doors. Over 531,000 dead According to an AFP report from official sources, more than […]

reduced harmful substances, Pampers still in the viewfinder

Pesticides, endocrine disruptors, dioxins, PCBs, chlorinated furans, glyphosate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) … The list is long, and it is not that of the composition of a household product, but that of baby diapers . A year ago, parents of the children’s health association (APS-enfants) took the state to court for marketing toxic diapers. Their […]

reduced harmful substances, Pampers still in the viewfinder

Pesticides, endocrine disruptors, dioxins, PCBs, chlorinated furans, glyphosate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) … The list is long, and it is not that of the composition of a household product, but that of baby diapers . A year ago, parents of the children’s health association (APS-enfants) took the state to court for marketing toxic diapers. Their […]

pandemic continues to worsen, survey of 128 “clusters” in France

• More than 512,000 dead The pandemic has killed at least 514,803 people worldwide, according to a report by AFP on Thursday. The United States totals 128,028 deaths for nearly 2.7 million cases. Followed by Brazil (60,632 dead), the United Kingdom (43,906), Italy (34,788) and France (29,861). Mexico passed, with 28,510 dead, before Spain (28,363). […]

The area of ​​logged forests has jumped 49% in recent years in Europe

This increase concerns in particular the Nordic and Baltic countries, but also the Iberian peninsula. The recent expansion of the lumber markets for construction, stationery or energy has caused a sudden jump in operations. Jacques LOIC/Photononstop via AFP At a time when the European “Green Deal” advocates the preservation and restoration of forests, many countries […]

what you need to know this Wednesday, June 1

Good evening, Airbus plans to cut 5,000 jobs in France. The government denounces the extent of the plan, and the aeronautical group could mitigate the social shock. France registered 18 new deaths linked to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The committee of inquiry of the National Assembly heard this Wednesday two ex-ministers of Health, […]

40% of virus carriers from an Italian city had no symptoms

More than 40% of people living in an Italian city, tested positive for Covid-19, had no sign of disease, according to a study published Tuesday highlighting the potential for the spread of the new coronavirus. This research shows the importance of mass testing and isolation of virus carriers to contain the foci of contamination (“clusters“), […]

pandemic “far from over”, Canada is preparing “for a second wave”

Over 502,000 dead worldwide More than 502,000 dead and 10 million people infected: the Covid-19 pandemic has crossed two symbolic thresholds in recent hours. In total, the coronavirus has killed at least 502,599 people worldwide for 10.2 million officially diagnosed cases, according to an assessment made Monday evening by AFP from official sources. The United […]

Two studies launched on the persistence and resurgence of Covid-19 symptoms

Professor Dominique Salmon-Ceron, infectious disease specialist at the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Paris, announced Friday, May 22, in Le Parisien, the launch of two studies designed to study the persistence and resurgence of symptoms in patients with Covid-19, in order to better understand these phenomena observed in recent weeks by several doctors and scientists. The first […]

PCR, LAMP, Elisa, TDR… how to see clearly between the different types of tests

INFOGRAPHY – How do they work? What are the benefits and harms of each test for coronavirus? Le Figaro takes stock. STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP PCR, LAMP, Elisa, TDR… The world of biological tests is populated by obscure acronyms, which are all techniques and varied uses. Le Figaro make the point. ● PCR and […]