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A file photo of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

AIIMS Bhubaneswar finds deworming drug ivermectin, used in Delhi to treat Covid, is effective

The national treatment guidelines for Covid do not include the drug due to lack of enough evidence, say officials.
A man wearing a protective suit crosses a street in Queens, New York City on May 15 | Representational image | Bloomberg

Not just Covid, doctors in US are also fighting ‘infodemic’

Scientific inquiry over the months has revealed a lot about how Covid spreads & how to treat it. Yet, patients reject that evidence, sometimes at the expense of their own health.
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Research on Covid drugs driven by ‘hype and anecdote’, not information, UK journal says

An analysis published in British Medical Journal noted that Covid-19 drugs research has 'exposed important flaws and failures in the current evidence ecosystem'.
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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.
India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

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.
A woman is tested for Covid-19 in Bengaluru | Representational image | PTI file photo

HCQ reduces death risk upto 30% in hospitalised Covid patients, says new study

From risks of obesity to how nitric oxide can help pregnant Covid-19 patients, ThePrint brings you the latest research on the novel coronavirus.
A pack of Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate medication | Bloomberg

Hydroxychloroquine shouldn’t be used for Covid treatment, even in trials, US body recommends

Infectious Diseases Society of America issues new medical guidelines, toughening stance against antimalarial dug HCQ, which was widely touted by President Trump as a way to deal with Covid.
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Researchers smell a rat, say expensive remdesivir getting ‘subtle push’ over HCQ in studies

Researchers affiliated with a US hospital and a Telangana firm say there might be something fishy about risks associated with remdesivir ‘getting played down’.

Instagram takes down Madonna’s posts for spreading Covid conspiracy theories, misinformation

Throughout the pandemic, Madonna has been posting video 'diaries' about her life under lockdown and coronavirus. Some of them have triggering backlash for her 'insensitivity'.
US doctor Stella Immanuel | Twitter | @stella_immanuel

US doctor claims HCQ works as Covid cure and masks not necessary, Trump retweets video

Stella Immanuel has a history of making bizarre claims. She had blamed gynecological problems on sex with evil spirits & said the US govt is run not by humans but by ‘reptilians’.

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Representational image | Modes of digital payments in India | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How the pandemic can help make digital currencies truly global

We know that digital cash will be a direct claim on a central bank, just like its physical counterpart. But there the similarity ends.
Representational image | Modes of digital payments in India | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

How the pandemic can help make digital currencies truly global

We know that digital cash will be a direct claim on a central bank, just like its physical counterpart. But there the similarity ends.

Defence

Dhanush artillery guns | Ministry of Defence

Army plans to buy 2,000 gun-towing vehicles to move medium guns on hilly & desert terrain 

The vehicles will replace the Kraz and Scania GTVs that are in use for the Russian-era 130 mm towed field guns and the Swedish Bofors guns respectively.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.