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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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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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After the coronavirus, the heat wave?

After the coronavirus, the heat wave?

While we were well confined, in fear that a nasty virus would send us ad patres, global warming was quietly continuing its progression. We didn't realize it too much, deprived of the freedom to go outside, but the thermometer showed, in this month of April, some

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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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Covid-19, a disease of the anthropocene and biodiversity

The coronavirus pandemic still raises many questions about its origin as well as its health impacts. Its complexity stems from its entanglement in a human ecosystem in the throes of upheaval: climate disruption, pollution, chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, which aggravate the effects of Covid-19. What's more, the pandemic

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Beirut

Corona weather: Beirut in despair

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The coronavirus pandemic has led half of humanity to change their way of life. People in every country adopted the protective measures they considered most appropriate or within their reach in the face of unexpected risk. Each of us looks at the coronavirus through the lens of

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Letter to my grandchildren

On Tuesday, May 12th, I should be at school... eight weeks after I left you in shock and awe. I should be in school and I don't know what our school will be like then... Will there be white marks drawn in front of each class, one metre apart so that

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How containment disturbs our perception of space-time

How containment disturbs our perception of space-time

For the physicist-philosopher Etienne Klein, confinement upsets our conception of space-time. It is true that the time of physics does not change: one minute always lasts sixty seconds, but it is our perception of time that changes in this confined space where everything becomes softer, without rhythm, a time

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Coming out of confinement: will we give up democratic mobilisation?

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister will present the framework for the government's plan to break out of containment. It would be neither understandable nor acceptable that the field expertise gained from the Covid-19 test should not be considered an indispensable resource in the argumentation of post-containment policy decisions. No tangible signs, beyond

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The 'Instits' question

May 11, 2020 is the date set by the government for the gradual reopening of schools. In a note of 20 April (1), the Scientific Council recommends to the government the reopening of schools and establishments in September, indicating in another specific opinion that the decision to

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