Infectious Diseases

Hydroxychloroquine Study Did Not Meet 'Expected Standard'

1 month ago   |   By Medscape

The paper that appears to have triggered the Trump administration's obsession with hydroxychloroquine as a treatment COVID-19 has received a statement of concern from the publishers of the journal.
Medscape Infectious Diseases
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Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 8, 2020

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19
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EFORT issues official statement on COVID-19 concerning 2020 Congress in Vienna

1 month ago   |   By Healio

This official statement was issued by the EFORT Head Office in Rolle, Switzerland on 6 April 2020:
On 10 March 2020, the EFORT Board still felt optimistic that the 21st EFORT Annual Congress could take place as planned. Today, also, the Austrian Federal Chancellery shared its measures for a successive reopening of activities, whereas it announced that no events would be allowed to take place until at least the end of June .
The EFORT Board always considers the safety and health of all participants, sponsors, service providers and staff to be its absolute priority. At this stage, we
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