Ann Clin Virol | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Short Communication | Open Access

The Lesson of the COVID-19 Syndemic from France: One’s Health

Vincent Richard

Institute Pasteur, Direction Internationale, Paris, France

*Correspondance to: Vincent Richard 

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The COVID-19 health crisis has enabled us to reflect on the evolution of our health care systems and the need to adapt them to future pandemics. It has also made us aware that, in addition to biological life, there is a “biographical life” for which everyone is responsible, not only for their own sake, but also for that of our collective well-being. This would contribute to the reduction of global inequities. The crisis has highlighted the shortcomings of health care systems on national and global levels and the need for a less diplomatic and more operational vision of global public health.


COVID-19; syndemic; Health democracy; global public health


Richard V. The Lesson of the COVID-19 Syndemic from France: One’s Health. Ann Clin Virol. 2023; 3(1): 1007.

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