PODCAST | When bad science puts lives at risk

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PODCAST | When bad science puts lives at risk

What happens when a pandemic strikes and your lifesaving drug is suddenly unavailable?

Senior science reporter

It all began with a flawed study in France which touted hydroxychloroquine as some type of miracle cure for Covid-19. 

That, coupled with political pressure from United States president Donald Trump, meant that the invalid results of the study spread across the world, causing a mad rush for the drug.

Daniella Djan, who was born in Ghana but raised in South Africa, had her life turned upside in the wake of this as she uses hydroxychloroquine to help alleviate the excruciating symptoms of Lupus...

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