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Most children have mild form of Covid-19, face minute risk of death, Lancet study finds

Carried out by an international team of researchers from the UK and European nations including Spain and Austria, the study involved 582 patients aged 3 to 18 years. 

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.

HCQ farce has tragic consequences as precious time studying treatments has been lost

The danger now is that if a severe flare-up in Covid infections were to strike, we would still lack clear evidence of any existing, cheap treatment.
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The Lancet, world’s most credible medical journal whose trust has been hit by HCQ scandal

‘The Lancet’ retracted a key study that linked anti-malarial drug HCQ to increased risk of death and irregularity in heart rhythms in coronavirus patients.
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‘Star’ cardiologist Mehra & data doctor Desai — story of Indian experts behind HCQ scandal

Mandeep R. Mehra, who graduated from a medical college in Maharashtra, is now a professor at Harvard, while Sapan S. Desai founded the data analytics firm Surgisphere.
India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Lancet withdraws controversial study linking HCQ to higher Covid death risk over data issues

Three of the four authors of the study apologised to The Lancet's editors and readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience their published findings may have caused.

Lancet alert: ‘Serious scientific questions’ raised on HCQ study that led to WHO trial pause

Questions have been raised on the Lancet HCQ study over dataset and methodology. Another journal has issued similar concern over a study that used same data.

Why researchers are questioning Lancet study that linked HCQ to higher Covid death risk

More than a hundred scientists have raised questions about the dataset used in the study published by The Lancet, which led to WHO halting all trials of HCQ.
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WHO megatrials and chest CTs for asymptomatic people — top 5 developments on COVID-19

From potential vaccines to chat bot help, ThePrint brings you the top developments on the coronavirus pandemic from across the world.

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India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
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India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.

Defence

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Defence ministry approves purchase of 33 fighter aircraft for IAF, 248 indigenous missiles

The defence ministry cleared the purchase of platforms and equipment to the tune of Rs 38,900 crore for the armed forces.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.