“Which virologist do you trust the most?” asked the tabloid Bild to its readers on April 3. The 60,000 participants in the survey did not hesitate: Christian Drosten is the undisputed champion, the favorite of the public. At 48, the director of the virology department of the Berlin University Hospital of Charity already has an impressive career behind him, just crowned with an award from the German Research Foundation. Drosten was recognized for his “exceptional achievements for science and society in the face of a dramatic evolution of the pandemic ”.
He is one of the most listened to scientists in Germany. By the government, but also the general public. He intervenes several times a week in a very popular radio program, tackling all types of subjects: does the virus spread through the air? Are children as contagious as they say? Begun on February 26, the show is at its 34e episode, and always
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Johanna Luyssen correspondent in Berlin