European cure trials have ONE non-French patient

The European Discovery programme was expected to test four medicines on 3,200 patients in eight countries and the first results were due in early May

A European medical collaboration to test potential Covid-19 cures has only one patient outside of France – in Luxembourg.

The European Discovery programme was expected to test four medicines on 3,200 patients in eight countries and the first results were due in early May. However, while France, which initiated it, has recruited 741 patients, other countries have not yet left the starting blocks.

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Italy and Spain were set to be the main partners but have focused instead on a study by the World Health Organisation, called Solidarity, which is ...

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