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— (Reuters) (5/29) May 31, 2020
Exclusive: Sanofi stops enrolling COVID-19 patients in hydroxychloroquine trials amid safety concerns
"The moves come after the World Health Organization paused its large trial of hydroxychloroquine after the British journal The Lancet reported patients getting the drug had increased death rates and irregular heartbeats. "
— (Reuters) (5/29) (Email) (Pocket)
Could taking hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus be more harmful than helpful?
ShutterstockA paper published in The Lancet has cast fresh controversy on the use of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19. The study’s authors reported they were "unable to confirm a benefit" of using the drug, while also finding COVID-19 patients in hospital treated with hydroxychloroquine were more likely to die or suffer life-threatening heart rhythm complications. The publication prompted the World Health Organisation to suspend its testing of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, while a similar Australian trial has paused recruitment.
— Ric Day, Professor Of Clinical Pharmacology, Unsw (The Conversation) (5/29) (Email) (Pocket)
— (Washington Post) (5/29) May 30, 2020
CNN crew arrested as fires rage in Minneapolis; Trump calls protesters ‘THUGS,’ suggests looting will lead to ‘shooting’
"As protests over the death of George Floyd intensified in Minneapolis on Thursday night, President Trump slammed the demonstrators as "THUGS" on Twitter, threatening military intervention if the situation worsens and suggesting more looting would lead to "shooting.""
— (Washington Post) (5/29) (Email) (Pocket)
In a Divided Nation, a Call to Finally Protect Black Lives Reaches a Fever Pitch
"This is what pushed anti-police brutality demonstrators out into Union Square in New York City on Thursday night; what led protesters to breach the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus; what called dozens in Phoenix to chant "I can’t breathe" in the faces of police armed with pepper spray and rubber bullets. This is why Martin Luther King III reminded the public of his father’s famous words yesterday, as the names of the dead were chanted, spray painted, and hashtagged around the country—"the riot is the language of the unheard.""
— Anne Branigin On The Root, Shared By Riley Macleod To Kotaku (Kotaku) (5/29) (Email) (Pocket)