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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #9

In last week's newsletter, we shared with you how companies and governments are racing to find treatments against COVID-19. This week, we are back with a new fact-check on the discovery of a popular, low-cost drug that can help patients with severe cases of COVID-19. We also explain how this drug works to help this category of patients.

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New fact-checks

COVID-19: Dexamethasone is effective in treating severe cases
On June 16, 2020, an article in the newspaper La Presse stated that "a new drug would reduce mortality related to COVID-19". 

In case you missed it

Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted
An article by l’Agence France Presse/TVA Nouvelles dated September 10, 2020 states that clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 had been suspended.

More and more evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective against COVID-19
Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been alternatively praised and rejected.

Emergence of an inflammatory disease potentially related to COVID-19
An article on Yahoo News reports a potential link between a childhood inflammatory disease and COVID-19.

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