How Covid-19 spread through France while doctors' warnings were ignored

By , , Alexander Abdelilah, Guillaume Krempp and Robert Schmidt (We Report)

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It was on January 28th that Lucie (not her real name), who worked in a chartered accountant’s practice in central France, first complained of feeling tired. She had developed a cough, suffered headaches and had lost her sense of taste. Three days later she consulted her family doctor, whose diagnostic was that she had contracted a severe form of flu, and told her to rest.