Didier Raoult and the Covid-19: chronicle of 18 months of shattering outings

While two of his supervisory bodies invoke the age limit to end his role at the head of the IHU Mediterranean, return to the main predictions of this controversial scientist.

Discredited by his peers, marginalized in the scientific community, Didier Raoult is today asked by two of his supervisory authorities to leave in the coming weeks the Marseille University Hospital Institute (IHU) which he created and directs. since 2016 in order to retire.

Before February 2020, he was still a complete stranger in France. Now, Didier Raoult is an emblematic figure of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the media or on his YouTube channel, the 69-year-old professor of medicine has continued to be noticed by his hazardous predictions, his contradictions and his strong positions, often against the scientific consensus.

Very charismatic, the scientist can however still be proud of an infallible support from part of the population and from certain media and political figures. As an example, his last video posted on Youtube on August 17, entitled “Vaccine and variant

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