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Covid-19 : Cessons la politique de la peur

« Nous ne voulons plus être gouvernés par la peur » appellent 35 chercheurs, universitaires et sommités médicales dans une tribune publiée par le Parisien aujourd’hui 10 septembre. Les signataires critiquent la communication du gouvernement sur la crise du Covid, qu’ils jugent trop anxiogène, relevant davantage de l’affichage d’une « posture protectrice

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Misery of the government through fear and disproportion

Following Jean-François Toussaint, who in the same magazine began to denounce the collateral damage of blind containment instead of targeting, and Alessandro Baricco, who dared to use the iconoclastic word "disproportion" to characterize anti-coronavirus measures, let us hope that it is still possible that fear will give way.

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Assessment of the State management of Covid-19: the drifts of verticality

State management of Covid-19: severe verticality drifts

The health crisis has been going on for four months. The danger of an epidemic seems to be receding but the human, social and economic damage is revealing itself every day. Already the first assessments of our country's attitude during the crisis are taking shape. The Montaigne Institute has just published a detailed report analysing the action taken by our country during the crisis.

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women in action

Women on the move

In our post-viral world, major issues concerning the environment, education, and international relations arise. UNESCO has invited leading women thinkers, specialists in fields ranging from climatology to international relations, physics and African studies, to express their vision of the challenges and opportunities.

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Crises, metaphors and risk management

Metaphors often allow for a better understanding of as many risk or hazard situations as possible, as in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic. They appear in almost every area of our lives, even penetrating research laboratories and playing a central role in

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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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Désarrois

For weeks we have been witnessing a series of "world reversals". The Covid19 pandemic comes to us from China. Is it the result of a transfer from animals to humans, a scientific error, or a "virological war"? Whatever the outcome of the "we are at war"...

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Deconfinement: Children talking to adults

Some kids have everything, some kids have almost nothing. In France, as in other countries, not everyone experiences confinement in the same way, of course, so great is the diversity of the regions. Many, well housed, will see family ties grow stronger. Others, large families in small spaces, are waiting with their children to be reunited.

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Under house arrest, by Christophe Rioux

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Faced with the coronavirus and the containment that it causes, Gallimard publishes one or two "Crisis leaflets" every day, free of charge, signed by some of the House's leading figures such as Erik Orsenna, Sylvain Tesson, Cynthia Fleury, Régis Debray and Danièle Sallenave, in order to reflect on the questions raised by the epidemic.

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