Coronavirus, a constituent urgently

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On various occasions, this journal has dealt with the need to no longer rely consultancy on individuals but on a sort of “constituent”. This is bound to be proper to the current emergency. Two weeks ago, France put up its Conseil Scientific. Far from experts permeable by politics, it is a team whose work will be officially published. Eleven leading figures from medicine, infectious disease, intensive care, virology, epidemiology, emergency diseases. Chaired by Jean-François Delfraissy, immunologist and president of the Comité Consultatif National d’Éthique, the équipe also includes Simon Cauchemez (mathematical models of epidemics, Institut Pasteur), the sociologist Daniel Benamouzig, and Laëtitia Atlani-Duault who coordinates the Scientific “Change Program. globaux et risques infectieux émergents”.

What about Italy with its strong politicization, as well as about other EU countries