PATIENT ZERO

a detailed investigation to get to patient zero
  • Publishing Company:

    GLENAT

  • Imprint:

  • Format:

    ONE SHOT

  • Creator(s):

    RAPHAëLLE BACQUÉ (STORY)

    RIANE CHEMIN (STORY)

    RENAUD SAINT-CRICQ (ART)

    NICOBY (ART)

  • Number of Pages:

    96

  • Cover price:

    € 17.50

  • Publication Date:

    february 2021

  • Age:

    YOUNG ADULT, ADULT

  • Fiction/Non-Fiction

    NON-FICTION

  • Genre:

    , INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, COVID 19,

  • Summary:

    On February 25, 2020, the intensive care unit at La Salpêtrière hospital, in Paris, is in shock: Dominique Varoteaux, 61, infected with this new virus from China, has just died of a massive pulmonary embolism. At the Ministry of Health, the battle is underway: “Case 17” is the first French victim of Covid-19 which, in China, has already killed 2,700. However, neither he nor his relatives have returned from a risk zone, China or Italy. Earlier, another patient also tested positive. The two men had never crossed paths but they both live in the Oise. Two similar cases in the same day, a few kilometers apart … In a few hours, this department in the north of Paris becomes the first French cluster of the coronavirus. While all the French media are flocking to the Oise, epidemiologists and the services of the Ministry of Health are embarking on an almost impossible challenge: tracing the trail of patient zero, this carrier of the virus who, without knowing it, introduced the Covid-19 in the Oise and contaminated France. Real detective work.
    Based on a meticulous journalistic investigation, Patient Zero is the documented account of the beginnings of contamination in France, which takes on the appearance of a thriller … Patients, families, caregivers, elected officials, researchers tell of panic, failures and mobilization in the face of this virus which has changed the world. With skill and in a perfectly mastered drawn language, Renaud Saint-Cricq and Nicoby, take us behind the scenes of one of the most serious health crises in history.

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