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Researchers Retract Study Warning About ChloroquineThe authors of a well-publicized study that indicated taking chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatments could be unsafe no longer stand behind their work. The medical journal the Lancet said the authors asked that their paper be retracted, Stat News reports. "We can no longer vouch for the veracity of...
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FILE - This April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. A retraction in the journal Lancet on Thursday, June 4, 2020  involved a May 22 report on  hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs long used for preventing or treating malaria but whose safety and effectiveness for COVID-19 are unknown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retractedSeveral authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report
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In this Monday, June 1, 2020 photo, people walk past a terrace bar with local customers in Barcelona downtown. Spain's strict lockdown that it is now scaling back managed to eventually control a COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed at least 27,000 lives. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virusA second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms
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FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, is a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington officials say they believe they have recovered about half of the up to $650 million in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
Washington state gets back millions in stolen jobless aid Washington officials say they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles greets members of the public as he leaves the RSC or Royal Shakespeare Company, in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, during his tour of Warwickshire and the West Midlands. Prince Charles in a interview with Sky News on Thursday June 4, 2020, said he missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and also acknowledged that he had not seen his father, Prince Philip, for many weeks. (Jacob King/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Prince Charles misses hugging his family amid virus lockdownPrince Charles says he has missed giving his family members a hug during the long weeks of lockdown because of the COVID-19 outbreak
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A man reacts as heath worker to collect a sample for coronavirus testing during the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 at Tembisa township in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa's hotspot limits most testing to above age 55South Africa’s worst hotspot for the coronavirus is no longer testing most people under age 55 as it tries to clear a backlog of 27,000 tests amid a shortage of kits
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Organ grinders who make money from pedestrians' tips wait for public transportation after receiving boxes of donated groceries in Mexico City, Thursday, June 4, 2020. CADENA, a non-profit, civil organization dedicated to assisting during emergencies and disasters around the world, delivered groceries to hundreds of organ grinders who have lost their source of income due to restrictions amid the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
UK vaccine summit calls for freely available virus vaccineThe British government has hosted a vaccine summit that raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as expert wrestled with the difficult question of how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, part of the Orlando area in Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
The Latest: 2nd prison worker with coronavirus dies in CalifOfficials in California say a second state prison employee has died after testing positive for the coronavirus
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Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears?Can I get COVID-19 through my eyes or ears
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People wear face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they line up at the Social Security office for claiming unemployment benefit in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Thailand's state planning agency, the National Economic and Social Development Council, estimated last week that as many as 8.4 million people could end up unemployed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New ZealandCanberra Airport has opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travel
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Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirusA full autopsy of George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, has been released and provides several clinical details, including that Floyd had previously tested positive for coronavirus
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