In this essay, Michel Goldman discusses the lessons from the pandemic that should influence medicine as a whole. After tracing the evolution of anti-infective strategies, he explains how the study of rare diseases contributes to the emergence of a more precise medicine, centered on the patient. He then underlines the contribution of collective intelligence to advances in medical science before addressing the essential question of access to innovation, and concludes by emphasizing the need to maintain the human relationship at the heart of the medical profession.

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