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The coronavirus has “an exceptional character which can be compared to the plague pandemic of 1347”, indicated this April 23 the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon.
The coronavirus pandemic has “An exceptional character” and “Can be compared to the plague pandemic of 1347 or that of the Spanish influenza pandemic in 1917”, declared the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon, interviewed on April 23 by videoconference by the fact-finding mission of the National Assembly.
Jérôme Salomon: “The coronavirus has an exceptional character which can be compared to the plague pandemic of 1347” pic.twitter.com/a9avRCNA8d
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“To illustrate this, three months ago, on January 23, there was no case of Covid-19 in France”, he said.
“It is the first time in the history of the world that all the countries have been affected at the same time in three months,” he added.
The fact-finding mission of the National Assembly on the impact, management and consequences in all its dimensions of the Covid-19 epidemic, which interviews Jérôme Salomon and the director of care provision, Katia Julienne , was created on March 17 by the conference of Presidents. Its objective is to monitor the pandemic and its fallout over time.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 21,000 people have already died in France from the Covid-19, with more than 157,000 confirmed cases. France is currently the fourth most affected country after the United States, Spain and Italy.