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Researchers have designed a staggering 1,200 clinical trials aimed at testing treatment and prevention strategies against Covid-19 since the start of January, but a new STAT analysis shows the effort has been marked by disorder and disorganization, with huge financial resources wasted. For instance, one in every six trials was designed to study the decades-old malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, which have been shown to have no benefit in hospitalized patients.

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