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The Lancet casts doubt over hydroxychloroquine study

The Lancet casts doubt over hydroxychloroquine study
health

The Lancet has issued an "expression of concern" over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine it published that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment for COVID-19.In

Ex-Colombia president Uribe faces spying probe: court

Ex-Colombia president Uribe faces spying probe: court
politics

Colombia's Supreme Court on Tuesday announced it is opening an investigation into former president Alvaro Uribe in connection with illegal military spying on journalists and politicians.A preliminary investigation has been opened against Uribe "as the possib

South Korea approves remdesivir for virus patients

South Korea approves remdesivir for virus patients
health

South Korea on Wednesday issued an emergency authorisation for the anti-viral drug remdesivir to be used to treat coronavirus patients, paving the way for imports.The US authorised the emergency use of remdesivir in hospitals at the start of May, followed by J

Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis

Mexican zoo saves animals endangered by virus crisis
health

Kira, a two and a half year-old tiger, arrived at a zoo in Mexico's northeast in April after her owner could no longer feed her due to the coronavirus-induced economic collapse.The imposing 130-kilogram tigress was sedated and transported in a cage by truck t