Could the Covid-19 epidemic have started in the United States, as Beijing suggests?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – “The United States owe an explanation to the international community” on two epidemic episodes that took place in 2019, argues the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Is it credible? THE QUESTION. Chinese and Americans are surrendering blow for blow. On May 26, Joe Biden relaunched the trail of […]

a “heat dome” probably made worse by climate change

Exceptional temperatures peaking at 49.5 ° C were recorded near Vancouver, reminiscent of the heat peaks that hit mainland Europe in the summer of 2019. The exceptional heat wave affecting northwestern North America is expected to last at least until the end of the week, warned the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday (June 29), […]

producers and distributors of opiates for the first time before juries

Producers and distributors of opiates met Tuesday, June 29 for the first time before a jury to answer for their responsibility for the devastation caused by these pain-relieving drugs, at the origin of more than 500,000 overdoses in 20 years in the United States . “This dossier deals with a subject: corporate greed.” This is […]

How Sars-CoV-2 weakens the structure of the respiratory epithelium

The virus breaks the bonds between cells by hijacking the function of a specific protein. Developing treatments against Covid requires a detailed understanding of how the virus infects its host and then spreads there quickly and in high proportions. To better understand how Sars-CoV-2 disrupts the functioning of the lungs, American researchers have managed to […]

Unesco highlights the decline in French research budgets

The United Nations agency provides a detailed portrait of global research in a report. Published every five years, the latest Unesco report on science in the world confirms the sad observation of many French researchers on the “Pauperization” of their profession. Can this trend be reversed with the 2021-2030 programming law initiated by Frédérique Vidal, […]

the pressure decreases further in the hospital

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. While only 24 patients with a severe form of Covid-19 have been admitted to hospital in France, the epidemic is starting again in Moscow (Russia). Only 102 new hospitalizations in France […]

US could reinstate ‘national monument’ boundaries reduced by Trump

US Home Secretary Deb Haaland advises Joe Biden to restore the boundaries of three former “national monuments” reduced by Donald Trump in 2017. In a document kept secret, but viewed by the American media, Home Secretary Deb Haaland advises Joe Biden to reestablish the boundaries of three national monuments: Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah […]

New hopes for the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer

DECRYPTION – Combining next-generation hormone therapy with standard therapy greatly improves prognosis. A radioactive molecule has been shown to be very effective against the most resistant forms. With around 50,000 cases per year, prostate cancer represents a quarter of male cancers in France. “If today most of the localized forms are treated well, the prognosis […]

the number of patients in the hospital remains stable

UPDATE ON THE SITUATION – New measures, new reports and highlights: Le Figaro takes stock of the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. In France, the indicators remain stable, while the British health authorities warn about the transmissibility of the Delta variant (new name of the Indian variant). Stabilization of the number […]

a “torrent of water” flows through the streets of Reims

Violent thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains caused flooding in some streets of Reims on Friday afternoon, without however causing injuries. Violent thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rains flooded some streets and buildings in Reims on Friday afternoon and affected other parts of the Marne department, without causing injuries, learned from the prefecture, which opened a crisis […]