The search for drugs and vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus is in full swing around the world. On a regular basis, there are reports that give rise to hope that an active substance has been found. However, much of this hope is the dashed time and again. Researchers at the University of Oxford have now had to admit that clinical trials with a potential corona vaccine have so far been rather disappointing. (As reported by IO here.) Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended tests with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (which had been touted in some quarters as a potential miracle cure) after the medication evidently did more harm than good.
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