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Hydroxychloroquine not effective in preventing COVID-19

Foto: AFP Hydroxychloroquine not effective in preventing COVID-19 in people exposed to virus, new Canadian-led study finds. Taking hydroxychloroquine shortly after being exposed to Covid-19 does not help prevent infection in a statistically meaningful way, scientists reported Wednesday (June 3) following a clinical trial. The medicine has been touted by US President Donald Trump, who

By Admin|2020-06-04T08:29:44+00:00June 4th, 2020|News|0 Comments

WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine / Dutch workers on mink farms could be first humans infected by animals

Read full article on The Straits Times GENEVA • The World Health Organisation (WHO) has suspended the testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 patients because of safety concerns, according to its director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Hydroxycholoroquine has been touted by US President Donald Trump and others as a possible treatment for the disease

By Admin|2020-05-26T22:30:55+00:00May 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

DNI believes virus “was not manmade or genetically modified”

The office of the director of national intelligence has released an unusual statement saying officials do not believe coronavirus was manmade, echoing many health experts. “The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified,” the statement reads. The statement added, “The IC will continue

By Admin|2020-04-30T16:44:05+00:00April 30th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Coronavirus: Outcry after Trump suggests injecting disinfectant as treatment

Read full article on the BBC US President Donald Trump has been lambasted by the medical community after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body. He also appeared to propose irradiating patients' bodies with UV light, an idea dismissed by a doctor at the briefing. Another of his

By Admin|2020-04-24T07:38:28+00:00April 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

More testing needed before states implement Trump’s reopening guidance, experts say.

See news report on ABC News. While the White House on Friday insisted that the United States has the testing capacity to begin reopening the economy in certain states, under the administration's new guidelines, some public health experts warned that the country still lacks adequate testing to track and contain potential coronavirus outbreaks.

By Admin|2020-04-21T21:08:08+00:00April 18th, 2020|News|0 Comments