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Health worker and volunteer Paulo Roberto Oliveira receives a COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the Sao Lucas Hospital, in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil on August 08, 2020. - The vaccine trial is being carried out in Brazil in partnership with Brazilian Research Institute Butanta. (Photo by SILVIO AVILA / AFP)
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In race for vaccine, safety trumps speed

The halting of clinical trials for one of the most advanced experimental Covid-19 vaccines shows the importance of safety in developing new medicines, experts say
Unikinon chloroquine pills are seen in packaging at the Uni-pharma pharmaceutical company in a northern suburb of Athens, on June 5, 2020, where chloroquine pills are produced. - The company was able to activate an old license to manufacture this controversial drug, which in the 1990s was exported to Africa for the treatment of malaria. Despite the controversy, production and trials of chloroquine are carried on. The scientific community and public opinion are reeling from the withdrawal of the disputed study in the journal The Lancet on the use of chloroquine. But in Greece, where the manufacture of this drug resumed during the pandemic, the controversy is almost non-existent. (Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP)
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Amid global controversy, Greece moves forward with chloroquine

Seemingly unaffected by the controversy in the global scientific community, Greece has resumed production of chloroquine to treat cases of coronavirus and is conducting clinical trials
Medical staff at the IHU Mediterranee Infection Institute in Marseille, France, display packets of Nivaquine tablets, containing chloroquine, and Plaqueril, containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus, on February 26, 2020. Photo: Gerard Julien / AFP
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Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent
A veterinarian wearing a face mask examines a cat at "ZooAcademy" veterinary clinic in Moscow on April 21, 2020, during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)
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From housecats to humans: Europe’s vets deploy in COVID-19 crisis

Europe's vets are stepping in to help save human lives as the coronavirus outbreak stretches medical facilities and staffing to the limit
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