Covid: why virus sequencing is essential in the fight against the epidemic

Posted on Feb 23, 2019 2021 at 11:10Updated Feb 23, 2019 2021 at 11:31 Sequencing the coronavirus genome: the operation is crucial to controlling the Covid-19 epidemic, by spotting the appearance of new strains. Unlike several of its European neighbors, like the United Kingdom or Denmark, France does very little. What does this technique consist … Read more

Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants: Senegal and Congo supplant France (Raoult)

Didier Raoult, professor at IHU Marseille. According to Professor Didier Raoult, France is struggling to identify variants of SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19. The second European economy is ranked 31st out of 70 countries according to the rate of genomic sequencing compared to the number of cases of infections, says the Marseille professor citing a report from … Read more