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UPDATE FROM THE EDITORS: We would like to inform our readers that the studies mentioned in the following text have been withdrawn at the request of the authors, Mandeep Mehra of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Frank Ruschitzka of Zurich University Hospital, and Amit Patel of the University of Utah. The publication Lancet has withdrawn Mehra’s study on Covid-19 and possible treatment of the disease with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. The New England Journal of Medicine has also withdrawn the study on a possible positive effect of antihypertensive drugs in the treatment of Covid-19. The reason in both cases was that the researchers themselves were not involved in collecting the underlying data and cannot guarantee its accuracy after doubts had arisen.

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