Didier Raoult is in the top 20 in the ranking of best-selling books By Laura Carreño-Müller
Infectiologist controversial, Didier Raoult, however, one of the top 20 best-selling books, as stated by TV5 Monde this Friday, may 15. A success due to his last published work in full containment.
When the pandemic coronavirus was gaining ground, triggering a health crisis unprecedented in France, a man has emerged as a leading figure of the fight against this viral disease. For several weeks, and Didier Raoult, infectiologist renamed in his discipline and director of IHU Méditerranée infection Marseille advocates tirelessly and who wants to hear the benefits of chloroquine against the Covid-19. A position which is controversial from all sides. But if it is not unanimous, the teacher can claim to be part of the top 20 best selling books of the magazine specialized in the edition GfK/Livres Hebdo.
This Friday, may 15, our colleagues from TV5 Monde reveals that Didier Raoult figure in the 17th position of this record made shortly before the re-opening of the bookshops and in first place of the category Test. A small victory that he owes his latest book,” Epidemics: the real dangers and false alarms, released on 27 march – and, therefore, full containment – editions Michel Lafon. In this book of 90 pages, written in one month after the infectiologist of 68 years and pulled in 12 000 copies, the professor traces the history of the more recent epidemics, the Ebola outbreaks of the H1N1 virus, and up to the coronavirus. He says the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine against the Covid-19.
Didier Raoult under the fire of criticism
Visionary in the eyes of some (who even go so far as to honor him through the art of tattoo) but controversial to his critics, Didier Raoult wipes away a multitude of critics since its first appearance on the front of the stage and media policy. Because if the hopes converge around him in the image of those of Laeticia Hallyday or Laura Tenoudji and Christian Estrosi, others are reluctant to share their indignation, revolted by the eccentricity of the infectiologist.
“But he shuts his mouth and that he is a doctor. It stops everywhere, I’m a genius ! There is tired… He is tired of people like him…“, yelled at the officers include Daniel Cohn-Bendit on the antenna of LCI in the month of march. Other political personalities such as Roselyne Bachelot and even the minister of Solidarity, Health and Olivier Véran do not hesitate to the crop.
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