WHO Halts Trials of hydroxychloroquine

Tests of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a remedy for COVID-19 — touted by President Donald Trump, who said he was taking it to ward off the virus and that it had “rave reviews” — have been temporarily suspended around the world for safety reasons. The World Health Organization stopped the trials after a recent study of 96,000 coronavirus patients found the death rate for those taking hydroxychloroquine was double that of a control group. The WHO also warned against countries lifting lockdowns too quickly, as it could lead to a second peak of infections.

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