Didier Raoult

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Prof Didier Raoult, who has been prescribing hydroxychloroquine to Covid-19 patients for several months, attacked the Lancet study on its use as “a completely delirious fantasy”. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP

France on Wednesday banned physicians from prescribing hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19, five days after the British medical journal t(...)

A researcher works on virus replication in order to development a vaccine for Covid-19, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Douglas Magno/Getty

The global rush to produce vaccines and treatments against Covid-19 cannot be allowed proceed without adequate scientific scrutiny, according to leadi(...)

Two months after the first cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in France, and more than 1,300 deaths later, the epidemic has not peaked yet. Photograph: Stephane De Sakutin / AFP

My friend’s children, a daughter and son-in-law in their 40s, are holed up in their apartment, aching, coughing and barely able to move or look after (...)

Professor Didier Raoult, the maverick virologist who says chloroquine cures coronavirus

We could know within two weeks whether Professor Didier Raoult, the French virologist who heads the Mediterranean infectious and tropical disease inst(...)