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“Humanity has always lived with viruses”
From the black plague to the Spanish flu, Ebola and now Covid-19, our societies have weathered a number of severe health crises, as historian Anne Rasmussen recounts.
COVID-19: How Are Epidemic Models Designed?
Epidemiology is based on models and simulations of contaminations affecting society. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, citizens are anxiously awaiting and scrutinising each new scientific...
Vaccine Hesitancy: is France the World Champion?
Distrust of certain vaccines may reflect much broader problems, such as confidence in the French healthcare system. That is the view of the sociologist Jeremy Ward, who has looked at the reasons for...
A Multi-faceted Approach to HIV Prevention
Ahead of the 9th International Conference on HIV Research which ended last week in Paris, UNAIDS published its latest figures on the epidemic. 1 million people died of AIDS in 2016, and 1.8 million...
Fighting HIV on All Fronts
A permanent cure for AIDS is now the prime objective of scientists who are tracking the virus’s “reservoir cells” and immersing themselves in its molecular mechanisms… Serious leads for the...
A Sedentary Lifestyle is the Sworn Enemy of our Health
How Many Sexes Are There?
Chantal Abergel, Viruses under her Skin
CNRS 2020 Innovation Medallists
“We need to rethink the balance between humans and non-humans”
Has confinement turned us into hikikomori?