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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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For an economy of consideration

For an economy of consideration

The pandemic confronts us with reality, our interdependencies, our vulnerabilities. It reminds us that it is futile to believe in world domination. Our rightful involvement lies in the art of composing, negotiating and resonating. So it all starts with consideration. To consider this virus, what it does to us.

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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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intensive farming

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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