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ICMR recalls statement that said WHO’s Solidarity Trial plans to continue testing remdesivir

Remdesivir, along with HCQ, lopinavir and interferon, have shown no benefits on Covid patients in WHO's multi-national Solidarity Trial.

Gilead questions trial design after WHO says its remdesivir is ineffective against Covid

In a statement issued Thursday, Gilead Sciences noted that Solidarity trial's interim findings on remdesivir have 'not undergone the rigorous review'.
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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.
Remdesivir has been developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences | Representational image | Pixabay

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.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the AYUSH ministry's Covid treatment protocol on 6 October 2020 | Twitter | @drharshvardhan

Ashwagandha, kadha, guduchi — Modi govt issues official ayurveda protocol for mild Covid

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Remdesivir has been developed by US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences | Representational image | Pixabay

RSS affiliate tells Modi govt to cancel remdesivir patent & act against ‘greedy’ pharma MNCs

In a letter to Modi, Swadeshi Jagran Manch requested the PM to cancel the patent on remedsivir, which it said was granted 'against the provisions of Indian Patents Act'.
Army chief Gen. M M Naravane and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on 5 October | Twitter/@IndiainMyanmar

Foreign secretary, Army chief give over 3,000 vials of Remdesivir to ‘friendly’ Myanmar

Gen. Naravane and Foreign Secretary Shringla are on a two-day visit to Myanmar with an aim to further expand ties in a range of areas including connectivity, defence and security.
US President Donald Trump leaving from White House for Walter Reed Medical Center

Why VIP treatment could do more harm than good to Trump in hospital

Disease has no regard for prestige or political power. Experimental treatments often don’t hold up with more time & study.
A file photo of Donald Trump at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland | Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg

Here’s what research says about Remdesivir, drug given to Covid-hit Donald Trump

A correspondence published in the Lancet says Remdesivir does not appear to reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral load or death rate.

Trump ‘resting comfortably’ after receiving first dose of remdesivir

Trump is not requiring any supplemental oxygen and is being treated with remdesivir for Covid-19, said the president's physician Sean Conley.

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Indian origin Senator Kamala Harris

What’s in a name? A lot, if it’s Kamala Harris

Senator David Purdue's mal-pronunciation of Harris's name is emblematic of the struggle minorities have faced while fighting for their rights in US's history.

India at the doorstep of economic revival, says RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at a book launch, Das said India followed the fiscal expansion path to deal with Covid-related challenges and govt will have to spell out a fiscal roadmap post-Covid.


Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Next military reforms should be to set up integrated theatre commands, says Army chief

Army chief General MM Naravane also said the integration of the armed forces was an inevitability as it would lead to tri-services synergy and optimisation of resources.
Illustration by Soham Sen

NDA is sacrificial horse as Modi-Shah complete their Ashwamedha & redefine Indian politics

You like Modi-Shah’s new plan, good for you. If you don’t, you will need more than viral tweets to challenge this Ashwamedha.