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The crisis of representative democracy (2)

The discovery of the people as political actors as we know them today is a product of the revolutions of the eighteenth century. Democracy opens up the prospect of the plurality and change of the people, for with each new generation and each new experience, the people change. ...

Democratic representation and its crisis (1)

Modern democracy is a political form characterised by representation and by the principle of popular sovereignty. It requires a lively exchange between representatives and the represented, between the state and civil society, in order to express and implement the will of the people. But if this exchange is interrupted or becomes...

Lettre ouverte aux enfants et à leurs parents

Je suis pédiatre et, à ce titre, j’ai vu progressivement se dégrader autour de moi l’état de bien-être psychoaffectif des enfants et des parents, alors même que la santé physique des enfants était bien conservée et que, dans leur grande majorité, ils n’étaient pas malades : la peur, l’anxiété,...

The egg, Corona and some news about vaccinations

A year ago, a remarkable article appeared in the British Medical Journal [1]. I wrote about it in more detail in my column in Karger Compass Pneumonology. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health rehabilitated the egg as a food after more than 50 years of research. No:...

Right to Selfdetermination and Monopoly of the Profession

Editor’s Note Here is an email from one of our readers to the medical college in the context of the trial against Dr. Benoît Ochs and for which he gave us permission to publish on our website. Nelly Antoine for the Expressis-Verbis Team Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of...

Dr. Benoît Ochs

16 June 2021 was a special day for the Expressis-Verbis team and, on a more symbolic level, perhaps also for the health policy situation in Luxembourg. A general practitioner, caught between his professional conscience and a world of directives that opposed his medical convictions, made the decision to follow...

Professor Didier Raoult, emblem of a French-style resistance

“I don’t think we should manage crises through fear”. Prof. Dr. Didier Raoult, during an interview (16 April 2021) on BFMTV witgh Bruce Toussaint “Who is this guy?” I asked myself on 22 March 2020, the day I first discovered Professor Didier Raoult through a video sent to me...

Effective medicines against Covid-19 from daily practice

Even after more than a year of experience with Covid-19 disease, there is often a general feeling of powerlessness due to the conviction that no drugs exist against this disease. Indeed, provisional approval of a novel vaccine is only permissible if there are no effective drugs on the market....

Pandemic 2020?

Population data for Luxembourg, ordered by age and sex, can be downloaded from https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/population-demography-migration-projections/data/database. Death figures from 1980 to today, ordered by age and sex, are available at https://gd.lu/dXhZ0q.   I’ve dived into these two data series, to gain a clearer understanding of the extent of the so-called pandemic,...

Ferngesteuerter Journalismus

Wie sich die Wissenschaftskommunikation ins Vorfeld der Medien verlagert. Ein Gastbeitrag von Prof.Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl Die Wissenschaftskommunikation professionalisiert sich. Sie verlagert sich aber auch immer mehr ins Vorfeld des Journalismus, in die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Und der Journalismus wird der Flut von PR-Meldungen, die täglich in die Redaktionen gespült wird, schon...