Coronapod: The divisive hydroxychloroquine study that's triggering mass confusion May 29, 2020

from Nature Podcast· ·

00:59 Chloroquine on rocky ground President Trump's preferred coronavirus treatment is the focus of a new study suggesting it could cause more harm than good, but not everybody agrees. We discuss the fallout as trials around the world are paused and countries diverge over policy advice. News: India expands use of controversial coronavirus drug amid safety concerns News: Safety fears over hyped drug hydroxychloroquine spark global confusion 12:12 Are we rushing science? Coronavirus papers are being published extremely quickly, while normally healthy scientific debate is being blown up in the world’s press. Is there a balancing act between timely research …



00:59 Chloroquine on rocky ground

President Trump's preferred coronavirus treatment is the focus of a new study suggesting it could cause more harm than good, but not everybody agrees. We discuss the fallout as trials around the world are paused and countries diverge over policy advice.

News: _ _India expands use of controversial coronavirus drug amid safety concerns

News: Safety fears over hyped drug hydroxychloroquine spark global confusion

12:12 Are we rushing science?

Coronavirus papers are being published extremely quickly, while normally healthy scientific debate is being blown up in the world’s press. Is there a balancing act between timely research and accurate messaging?

18:49 One good thing

Our hosts pick out things that have made them smile in the last week, including hedgerow brews and a trip into the past using AI.

Recipe: _ _Elderflower 'Champagne'

Video: _ _Denis Shiryaev restores historic footage with AI

22:30 The latest coronavirus research papers

Noah Baker takes a look through some of the key coronavirus papers of the last few weeks.

News: _ _Coronavirus research updates

_medRxiv: _Full genome viral sequences inform patterns of SARS-CoV-2 spread into and within Israel

Harvard Library: _ _Reductions in commuting mobility predict geographic differences in SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in New York City

Science: _ _DNA vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques


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