WHO ending hydroxychloroquine trial for COVID-19

Clay Curtis
July 5, 2020

The organisation further added that it's Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) platform also picked up a media report on a programme of the International Society for Infectious Diseases about the same cluster of cases of pneumonia from an unknown cause, in Wuhan. "The Country Office notified the International Health Regulations (IHR) focal point in the WHO Western Pacific Regional Office about the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission media statement of the cases and provided a translation of it", the organisation said in a statement.

"The WHO quietly updated its "Timeline of WHO's response to COVID-19" on Tuesday following the House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans' mid-June Interim Report on Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic (led by ranking member and China task force Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas), which concluded that "despite public reporting to the contrary".

The new details were released in a new timeline of events published by the World Health Organization on Saturday.

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Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organised by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on 3 July 2020 at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva.

Soon, the WHO's epidemic information service also took note of another report in the US-based worldwide epidemiological surveillance network, ProMed, that mentioned about new cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, whose cause was unknown. The initial timeline on WHO's website stated that on December 31 the "Wuhan Municipal Health Commission, China, reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province". US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also earlier said that the virus might have originated in a laboratory in China. "If the health system stops coping, more people will die", Ryan warned, while emphasizing on following precautions, contact-tracing, and testing. The US is the largest contributor to the global agency. And we expect initially two experts from headquarters here to join our country team.

The Solidarity Trial started out in five parts looking at potential treatment for the coronavirus: standard care; remdesivir; the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine; the HIV drugs lopinavir/ritonavir; and lopanivir/ritonavir combined with interferon.

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