World  /  Published 16.06.20

US revokes use of malaria drugs

The US Food and Drug administration on Monday revoked the emergency use authorisation of the antimalarial drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, to treat Covid-19, saying the drugs are 'unlikely' ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 15.06.20

The nonscience of Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have thrown the world into a bottomless pit. Only a handful of countries have been able to see a ray of light — and they have used thoroughly scientific methods to man...
By Amitabha Nandy in

India  /  Published 14.06.20

Advice against HCQ in severe cases

India’s department of health research on Saturday recommended against the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine on patients with severe coronavirus disease and introduced three still-experimen...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Collateral damage

Politics has become part of the pandemic discourse. In the United States of America, anybody against a lockdown is identified as a Donald Trump supporter because he has opposed the lockdown. We are no...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Record spike of 9,851 cases in 24 hrs, tally now 2,26,770

Elderly man commits suicide over fear of contracting virusThe fear of contracting Covid-19 infection allegedly led a 65-year-old man to commit suicide in Maharashtra's Beed district, police said on Fr...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.06.20

Trial casts doubts on malaria drug’s ability to prevent Covid

The anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine cannot prevent coronavirus infection, US and Canadian researchers said on Wednesday after the first rigorous trial that has cast fresh doubts on India’s dec...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.06.20

India-born doctor and team retract HCQ risk paper

An India-born cardiologist in the US and his colleagues on Thursday retracted their paper that had claimed hydroxychloroquine treatment increases the risk of death among patients with coronavirus dise...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 01.06.20

Brazil gets HCQ doses from US

The US has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti...
By Reuters in Washington

India  /  Published 31.05.20

Questions cloud study on HCQ

Healthcare workers who take six or more doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) enjoy “high” protection against the coronavirus infection, India’s health research agency claimed in a study published o...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.05.20

Advice: Stop using HCQ for Covid

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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