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Chloroquine and confinement: Can maverick clinical trials out of Marseille lead to breakthrough?

By France24
27 March 2020   |   7:00 am
In the race to counter coronavirus, Dr Sterghios Moschos and Jean-Jacques Zambrowski weigh the pros and cons of chloroquine treatment and warn François Picard about the dangers of untested remedies.

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