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WHO panel advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) expert panel has advised against the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19). Hydroxychloroquine The WHO in a statement on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 stated that the drug was no longer a research priority, noting that resources should focus on other more promising drugs to prevent COVID-19. It said: “The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not ...

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WHO discontinues trial of hydroxychloroquine treatment for COVID-19 patients

Hydroxychloroquine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has discontinued the use of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir in its global trial for treatment of COVID-19 as recommended by the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee. Hydroxychloroquine The UN health agency, in a statement, stated that the Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalised patients. “The committee ...

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COVID-19: U.S. governors threaten to shut back down as hydroxychloroquine is axed

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Some governors in the U.S. are threatening to shut their states back down as covid-19 cases and hospitalisations climb. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York The increase in cases is not necessarily because of increased testing, it was gathered. In some places, cases and hospitalisations are on the rise even as testing rates fall. In six states, the seven-day ...

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France bans hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 amid safety concerns

Emmanuel Macron

The French government on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. Emmanuel Macron, President of France Report says the move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ...

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Covid-19: Why hydroxychloroquine trial was suspended – WHO

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that it announced a “temporary pause” in its solidarity trial on the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients as a precautionary measure. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images WHO director-general made the announcement at a media briefing ...

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