analyzing. Why attach, like a fetish, to a date or number, when a catastrophe unfolds, day after day, death after death, for more than a year?
At least 100,000 people have died from Covid-19 in France. And paradoxically, saying the magnitude of this number must first be emphasized, as repeated by the epidemiologist Dominique Costagliola, whose profession represents their numbers, and behind them, ” there are people “. The routine of the daily check-ups, powerful and hypnotic pathological, should not seduce us the human tragedies they cover: a dying being – even if it is old, fragile, and even fat, we tend to remember it in the face of the sarcasm that sometimes appears – it is a sad family, loved ones, a failed medical team , Memory and promise vanishes.
Notice that 100,000 people have died here to ask the origin of this planetary catastrophe: a virus, a solid particle, appearing in Asia, and all of our lives are being held hostage. Whether SARS-CoV-2 has a “natural” origin and reached us due to undue mixing with bats, or whether it was a “leak” from the laboratory, the conclusion is not much different: becoming a master and owner of nature implies responsibilities to be fully adopted Be it climate, biodiversity, or a microscopic factor.
Arrogance and “French genius”
To confirm that 100,000 people died in France is to ask if it could have been otherwise. As of April 12, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, which has been reported to the population, the cumulative death rate from Covid-19 in our country is 8% higher than that in Sweden, while in Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom it is respectively 14% and 16% and 28% higher. But it’s 55% stronger here than in Germany, Australians have 40 times fewer Covid-19 deaths than the French, and New Zealanders 270 times fewer …
Does the arrogance that some people attribute to us have any basis? When the “French genius” watched Italy combat the virus, early 2020, as if it were a country suffering from health problems. When we did the same a year later, the UK confronted us with a different formula, without drawing further lessons for ourselves.
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