It has been the subject of many controversies since the start of the coronavirus epidemic. Microbiologist Didier Raoult, whose delivered Covid-19 War Notebooks will be published on Thursday 11 February 2021 published by Michel Lafon, gave an interview to Figaro Magazine on newsstands Friday, February 5, 2021. On this occasion, the polemic microbiologist who claims to be a pioneer of the scientific community, spoke in particular on the search for the vaccine against the virus which continues to strike France.
While the vaccination campaign was launched Sunday, December 27, 2021, with the product developed by the Pfizer and BioNTech laboratories, the infectious disease specialist declares: "We face a pandemic by combining everything that can be used: good practices, drugs deemed useful. If we want to add vaccines, that's one more weapon in a strategy that is always multidimensional. " However, not all age groups should be vaccinated, he said: "If the vaccine can help a number of cases, especially the elderly, so much the better. If we propose to vaccinate young people, I do not find that reasonable. "
"You have to be very careful"
Didier Raoult remains on his guard. The one who has already shared his skepticism about vaccines, during previous speeches, persists and signs. "There was the surprise of the messenger RNA. I'm not against good surprises," he rejoices before tempering: "You have to be very careful, and I'm not the only one." For the director of the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire Méditerranée infection in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), the arrival of the vaccine is far from being a miracle solution. "Vaccines designed for emerging diseases for thirty years are not working well", he emphasizes. And to conclude: "Covid-19 is not a very immunizing disease, nor is the flu. I remind you that for the flu, we have the vaccine again every year. You can't say the flu is gone because of the flu shot! " Statements that could raise new reactions …
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