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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'.
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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’.
Donald Trump wears a mask while visiting Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on July 11. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg

Experts warned against using HCQ for Covid because I recommended it, Trump says

Trump has repeatedly promoted HCQ even though a number of studies have shown that it is not an effective treatment for Covid-19, and can have serious side effects.
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Now French, German studies say HCQ doesn’t prevent, treat Covid in primates, human lung cells

Both peer-reviewed studies published in Nature tested HCQ as pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis or prevention and treatment of Covid-19 infection.
India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

AIIMS Delhi and Raipur doctors question ICMR study that showed HCQ can curb Covid risk

In two separate correspondences, doctors of AIIMS, New Delhi and Raipur have raised doubts on the methodology of the ICMR study published in May.
Health workers in protective suits at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi on 15 June 2020 | Manvender Vashist | PTI

Fewer fatalities, better understanding of treatments — News around Covid is getting better

In episode 525 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta says 6 weeks ago, doctors had no gun to fire at the virus. Today, they have a machine gun with a choice of many 'bullets'.
A laboratory technician collects vials of patient swabs during coronavirus detection testing at a laboratory

WHO now halts trials of anti-HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir as possible Covid treatment

WHO said it will stop the trials of the HIV drug combo as part of its Solidarity Trial after it showed little impact on hospitalised Covid-19 patients.
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First official figures on Covid among healthcare workers in India — 1,073 cases until 23 May

ICMR study on preventive effect of HCQ has broken the government’s silence so far on the prevalence of Covid-19 among healthcare workers.
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Not sure if HCQ works but adverse effects don’t seem to be a problem, say Indian doctors

The anti-malarial drug HCQ was left out of the WHO Solidarity trial and the USFDA emergency use list this week. Doctors in India say they don’t see any major side-effects from its use.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
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Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.