Macron’s COVID-19 Advisor Underestimated Pandemic

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I watched last Wednesday’s French news bulletin with a quiet bewilderment that bordered on incomprehension. The head of the governmental scientific committee, and advisor to president Macron over the COVID-19 pandemic, publicly admitted that he (and others) had underestimated the severity of the coronavirus pandemic. Jean-François Delfraissy, immunologist and chairman of the coronavirus scientific committee, […]

Coronavirus Et Responsabilité Individuelle

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Il est étrange que ce que beaucoup de gens décrient dans nos sociétés – la solitude – nous évitera probablement de flirter avec une extinction partielle. En confinant l’ensemble de la population française à deux semaines d’assignation à résidence, Emmanuel Macron a utilisé l’un des maux de la société actuelle pour que les français puissent […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic And Individual Responsibility

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It is strange that what many people decry in our societies – loneliness – will probably save us from flirting with partial extinction. In confining the whole population of France to two weeks of house arrest, Emmanuel Macron has used one of the ills of present-day society so that we can all continue living together. […]

COVID-19 And Herd Immunity – Thanks For Sharing!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If the rumours are true that Boris Johnson is seriously considering herd immunity to combat the coronavirus pandemic, let me give him a humble word of advice – don’t. During vaccination programs, the logic behind herd immunity is that if enough people are immune against a particular human-to-human transmissible infection, the rest of the population […]

Coronavirus – Ethics And Rationality In Decision-Making

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Implementation of restrictions in various European countries has made me realise to what extent we all took things for granted. Gone are the days where we could eat out, go to the cinema, or visit a museum, without thinking twice about it. But the coronavirus outbreak has also cast a shadow over my dental practice. […]

The Quipu Project: Exposing a Woman’s Darkest Hour in Peru

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Reading Time: 7 minutes During Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori’s ten years in office, from 1990 to 2000, a family planning program was launched that resulted in  272,000 women and 21,000 men being sterilised.  In 2016, Public Prosecutor Marcelita Gutiérrez, decided not to pursue the former president and several staff members of the Ministry of Health, for crimes against humanity. […]