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Do not prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID: France

Paris, France | AFP | The French government said Wednesday that doctors should no longer prescribe hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, an unproven and potentially harmful treatment for the disease nonetheless promoted by US President Donald Trump. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned …

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Virus pushes science and its controversies centre stage

Paris, France | AFP |  Hydroxychloroquine, double-blind studies, convalescent plasma, herd immunity — the coronavirus pandemic has thrust the language of science into public view as never before. Having escaped the confines of the laboratory, these and other once-obscure terms are fast becoming part of household parlance. But familiarity with the …

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Huge European rescue plans, vaccine hopes fuel virus optimism

Washington, United States | AFP |  A half-trillion-euro European fund laid out by France and Germany sparked optimism Monday about fighting economic fallout from the coronavirus, as did encouraging early results on vaccine research by a US biotech firm. Global markets surged as Europe pushed towards normality with major landmarks reopening …

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Hydroxychloroquine fails in largest COVID-19 drugs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that has been touted as a game changer in treatment of Corona Virus Disease COVID-19 has failed in another trial, the biggest so  far to be conducted globally. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists led by a …

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