Controversial prof lambasts French Covid-19 strategy

Controversial prof Didier Raoult speaking to the Assemblée Nationale on June 24. The professor lambasted the French Covid-19 strategy.
Professor Didier Raoult says the government had the means to do more Covid-19 tests in France at the start of the crisis.

Infectious disease specialist Didier Raoult criticised the French government and its advisory body le Conseil Scientifique for their handling of the Covid-19 crisis, specifically the lack of Covid-19 tests done in France.

Professor Raoult was interviewed in the Assemblée Nationale yesterday (June 24) as part of an investigation into how the Covid-19 crisis was handled in France.

He went as far as to accuse the government's scientific advisory body, le Conseil Scientifique, of being “totally bankrupt” for a variety of reasons, including failing to make decisions based on science, being slow to investigate possible solutions and not making Covid-19 tests widely available earlier in the crisis.

He also said health Minister Olivier Véran had been “poorly supported” by advisors and criticised the government “screening” strategy, put in place in the first few weeks of the ...

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