Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: HCQ

Covid flip-flops, ‘friendship’ with top Chinese scientist — what Anthony Fauci emails reveal

Washington Post, Buzzfeed News and CNN accessed over 3,000 pages of emails, between January and June 2020. Documents show how the top US expert handled the pandemic.

‘Fearing Covid’, Indians are popping ivermectin, HCQ, dexamethasone — all self-prescribed

Doctors say consuming medicines not meant to be taken outside hospital settings can affect natural course of Covid treatment & lead to patients reporting additional side-effects.

HCQ could prevent Covid in those already exposed to virus, pilot study finds

The study by PGIMER, Chandigarh, found an 8.8% reduction in the risk of contracting Covid-19 in patients exposed to the virus, with the use of hydroxychloroquine.

Govt panel asks health regulator to dig out details about ‘side-effects’ of HCQ

The Subject Expert Committee has asked Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation to find more about HCQ's 'side-effects', particularly related to taste disorder and urine incontinence.

Remdesivir, HCQ, lopinavir & interferon have no effect on Covid patients — Solidarity trial

In a paper on the interim findings on the four drugs, WHO's Solidarity trial researchers in 30 countries return a clear negative.

AYUSH scientists slam IMA for calling their systems ‘unscientific’, question HCQ & remdesivir

Doctors’ body had questioned health minister for promoting AYUSH, but AYUSH scientists ask why HCQ was used despite no evidence that it’s effective.

Donald Trump’s ‘game-changer’ HCQ does not prevent Covid, another US study says

The study says ‘there was no clinical benefit’ of HCQ as ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’. India continues to use it among healthcare and frontline workers as a prophylactic drug.

Covid tests, HCQ, oxygen — Coronavirus is leading to boom in illegal darknet markets

Three major types of Covid offerings have emerged on darknet markets since late February: protective gear, medications and services that help people commit fraud.

Remdesivir to HCQ: What works against Covid-19, and what doesn’t

A physician and scientist writes about the drugs and treatments that have worked against the coronavirus, and busts some myths.

Trump’s HCQ push still keeps US door open for India’s banned Ipca Labs

US FDA Tuesday reversed its chloroquine import waiver for Ipca but still allowed it to import hydroxychloroquine into the US.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.