A health worker prepares a dose of Sputnik-V vaccine against Covid-19, at the Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), in La Paz, on August 11, 2021. (Photo by JORGE BERNAL / AFP)

WHO announces 3 new drugs for COVID-19 clinical trials

Three new candidate drugs are being tested in the latest phase of global Solidarity clinical trials to find effective treatments against COVID-19, the World Health Organisation...
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Hydroxychloroquine sits on a shelf at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. - US President Donald Trump announced May 18 he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19. (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP)

French doctor to face charges over hydroxychloroquine claims

A controversial French professor who touts the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment -- without evidence, scientists say -- will appear before a disciplinary panel charged with ethics breaches, an order
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Immanuel Adadevoh

Two different Stellas

There is a medical doctor called Stella Immanuel who is making some noisy waves in the United States now. She reminds us of another doctor, also called Stella but of stellar qualities
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Stella Immanuel

Something about this Stella

Stella is not a Nigerian. She is from Cameroun. This was the first reaction I got on social media when the “ satanic” video of this irrepressible medical doctor, Stella Immanuel, went
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Dr Stella Immanuel has drawn attention to a little-known group calling themselves ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’. Photo: Twitter

Aliens and ‘reptilians’: US viral video doctor’s odd beliefs

A Houston physician who praised hydroxychloroquine as a miracle coronavirus cure in a viral video retweeted by President Donald Trump blames gynaecological problems on sex with evil spirits and believes the US
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures as he speaks to supporters while holding a banana in his hand in the garden of the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, on July 24, 2020. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Bolsonaro says he tested negative for COVID-19, two weeks after diagnosis

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Saturday he has tested negative for the new coronavirus more than two weeks after being diagnosed on July 7, attributing his recovery
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro makes a heart's shape with his hands to supporters from the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia, on July 20, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus, again

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for the new coronavirus, his office announced Wednesday, saying he would extend his two-week quarantine
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