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Jean-David Zeitoun: “Our life expectancy has been decreasing for three years”


INTERVIEW - The epidemiologist dissects with forceful examples how human activities produce more and more diseases.

After the success of

The Great Extension, History of Human Health

, published in 2021, the eminent clinical epidemiologist Jean-David Zeitoun calls, in his new book

The suicide of the species

(Denoël), for a political leap to repress the pathogenic industries that force our society to spend ever more to treat the ills they cause.

For the gastroenterologist, it is urgent to stop this spiral which is causing our species to die in slow motion.


"It is through revolt that life deserves to be lived"

, you write.

Are you a rebel?

Jean-David ZEITOUN.-

I borrow these words from Albert Camus.

And even if he speaks in a different context, I believe that everyone should feel revolted by the current contradiction: producing more and more risks while always making more efforts to mitigate their damage.

Collapsologist trend?

I am not saying there is a collapse in health but a real decline largely caused by industrial activities…

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Source: lefigaro

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