British scientists found hydroxychloroquine “useless” for treating COVID-19

By Helene Fung Oxford University’s Professor of medicine and epidemiology, Martin Landray, announced on Friday (local time) that they have decided to stop a large trial exploring the use of anti- malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, because they “concluded there is no evidence of a beneficial effect”. Professor Landray went as far…

Donald Trump calls for “immediate trial” for impeachment

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump responded to the impeachment vote on this week, and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s delay in handing the impeachment to the Senate until she finds out how Republicans would manage the proceeding, by calling for an immediate Senate trial on Twitter. In the same series of tweets,…

Islamic State supporters sentenced to death in Morocco

By Helene Fung A court in Morocco has sentenced three Islamic State supporters to death after an 11-week-long trial of 24 suspects, for killing and beheading 24 year old Danish student Louise Vesteranger Jespersen and 28 year old Norwegian Maren Ueland, who were on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains last December. Twenty-five…