This unprecedented series in eight magazine episodes “1:15 p.m. on Sunday” (Twitter, #1:15 p.m.), signed Florent Muller, Yann L’Hénoret, Romain Potocki, Frédéric Capron, Matthieu Parmentier and Matthieu Houël, tells of major investigations into viruses carried out around the world. Since the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the French have been passionate about epidemiology, becoming aware in particular that something as small as a virus could hinder the progress of the world.
This invisible threat naturally did not originate with the last pandemic. There have even been several alerts in the past, which have led to exciting scientific investigations to flush out the culprit, understand where it comes from, try to stop its spread. It’s a race against time led by virus hunters that often looks like a thriller strewn with pitfalls.
In search of the intermediary animal
Never has a virus, the Covid-19 coronavirus, inspired such a large number of scientific articles, never has research made such an effort to develop vaccines in record time… And yet, two and a half years after its appearance in China, many mysteries remain about its origin.
It is not only the reservoir animal that interests researchers but also the one through which the virus passes to humans, the intermediary animal, which can transport the virus thousands of kilometers away, in the regions the most unexpected…
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