Germany: Christian Drosten, a very discreet “mister corona”

“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 … Read more

Oil crisis: “The Americans should accept quotas”

Patrice Geoffron is a professor of economics at Paris-Dauphine University and director of the Center for Geopolitics of Energy and Raw Materials. Read also Speculation, saturated storageā€¦ Why the barrel of oil fell below zero dollar Nothing seems to prevent a fall in world oil prices. How did we get here ? The health crisis … Read more

Covid-19: the return of the welfare state?

Grandstand. The partial confinement of Europe has revived the idea that capitalism is definitely a very fragile system and that the welfare state is back. In fact, the flaw in our economic system revealed by the tragedy of the coronavirus is unfortunately simple: if an infected person is able to infect several others in a … Read more