Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: hydroxychloroquine

ICMR drops Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine from clinical guidelines for Covid management

Issuing a set of revised guidelines, ICMR advised that Remedesivir should be used only in select Covid patients and use of Tocilizumab should also be in specific circumstances.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.