Coronavirus: Politicians who've tested positive Abdelmadjid Tebboune Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was flown to Germany hospital for treatment after contracting the virus. The 74-year-old looked haggard and spent in his public appearance 47 days after testing positive. … [Read more...] about 2021 Access to Medicine Index: No profit, no pharma?
Other leaders too have embraced solutions dismissed by scientific studies. Former US President Donald Trump and Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro both stubbornly touted an antimalarial drug despite repeated studies finding it ineffective and possibly dangerous. Madagascar promoted a fruity drink as a magic cure-all. And Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko lauded vodka, trips to the sauna, and games of ice hockey as potential COVID tonics. … [Read more...] about Maduro draws flak for promoting ‘miracle’ COVID remedy