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Hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir fail to reduce COVID-19 mortality ― WHO

…Confirms 212,326 new diagnoses in a day  By Sola Ogundipe & Chioma Obinna The World Health Organization, WHO, weekend said it has discontinued the hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19 following the result of its interim trial which showed that the drugs produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 patients
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WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

By Chioma Obinna The World Health Organisation, WHO has again halted the trial of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms despite a new study finding it made coronavirus patients 50 per cent less likely to die. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. In a press statement, WHO
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Experts lose enthusiasm for chloroquine treatment promoted by Trump

Senegal to continue chloroquine virus treatment

Senegal will continue treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a senior health official said on Wednesday, despite recent evidence that the anti-malarial drug is harmful. Authorities in the West African state opted to provide consenting patients with the drug early on during its coronavirus outbreak, citing promising clinical results. Chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine have been
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