“The Elite of “Wartime” Medicine”, William Genieys and Matthias Brunn (Sciences Po, France)

The former Minister of Health and professor of medicine, Philippe Douste-Blazy and a number of his colleagues, have launched the #NePerdonsPlusDeTemps campaign on social media, calling for the generalization of the treatment of COVID-19 with chloroquine. This request brought by eminent specialists takes up the strategy promoted by professor Didier Raoult since mid-March. Media, social networks and politicians have seized the controversy and turned it into a question of the scientific protocols of medicine. How did we collectively get passionate about elitist and incomprehensible rules?

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