Where are we in the race for the Covid-19 drug?

Where are we in the race for the Covid-19 drug?

Dominique Costagliola is Deputy Director of the Pierre-Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (Sorbonne University, Inserm). Member of the French Academy of Sciences, she is a member of the scientific board of the REACTing consortium. She gives an update on Covid-19 therapies still in the pipeline. The results of the studies that have been conducted

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Coronavirus: These clay-footed giants

India, the United States, Brazil and South Africa are currently experiencing the largest increases in the number of Covid-19 cases since the beginning of July. These four economic giants are still far from having reached the "peak" of the pandemic, according to experts. State of play. United States The United States, 328 million

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German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

German Green MEPs promote CRISPR and genetic engineering in agriculture

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A group of German Green MEPs supports the use of genetic engineering techniques, which they believe could make a significant contribution to sustainable development. This is a novel approach that runs counter to the position that environmentalists usually take on this subject. In a forum on 10 June, the 22 signatories - who

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The dilemma of tracing and freedom

The dilemma of tracing and freedom

The need to trace the circulation of Covid-19 exposes to the four corners of the world the contradiction between two problems at the antipodes of each other. How can the dizzying dilemma between public health and fundamental freedoms be resolved? Restrictions on movement, limitation of gatherings, applications for tracing individual movements, drones of

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Covid-19: Is it over or not?

Covid-19: Is it over or not?

Resuscitation, death, contamination... Almost 15 days after deconfinement, these indicators are rather positive. However, the authorities judge that it is too early to draw conclusions. And this, despite the opinion of scientists who no longer hesitate to say that the Covid-19 epidemic is behind us. Especially since there is news

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The invisible pandemic

The invisible pandemic

Everyone will be exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2, and most people will be infected. Johan Giesecke, the epidemiologist behind Sweden's non-containment strategy, explains in an article published in the medical journal The Lancet the value of choosing herd immunity in his country. He

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Health emergency: Freedom trapped

Freedom trapped

This coronavirus will have been the revelation of all possible transgressions. Who would have thought only three months ago that a virus from the end of the world would have been able to lock up half of humanity, stop the economy, empty cities, empty shops, and make it rain - in defiance of all the

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