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Promotion of Covid-19 pseudoscience by Indian government criticised as pandemic rages


Questionable therapies under study or promoted include prayer, breathing exercises and herbal medicines

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US onboard with effort to waive global Covid-19 vaccine patents


Biden administration says pandemic calls for ‘extraordinary measures’ to relinquish IP protections, but pharma and biotech sectors push back

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The value of media hype for science


Overexcited news reports engage the public with complex scientific issues

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future: Virology, Epidemiology, Translational Toxicology and Therapeutics

Introduction: the coronavirus pandemic and the future

This series of Chemistry World reports is part of a forth coming e-book and hardback to be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The book was motivated by a desire on the part of the editors and the authors to produce a body of information on the new and deadly coronavirus about which the world was largely uninformed and for which it was totally unprepared. 

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Originally developed to treat flu and marketed in Japan as Avigan, promising Covid-19 trial results have seen countries stockpiling this medication by the millions

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