Found to cut deaths by up to one-third.
A team of researchers in England has discovered that dexamethasone, an affordable, widely available steroid shows promise in improving survival outcomes in COVID-19 patients.
Dexamethasone, a common steroid used to treat inflammation, was found to cut deaths by up to one-third in a study of more than 6,000 severely ill patients. More than 2,100 received the drug.
The British government has authorized its use among some patients. However, it remains unclear how beneficial the treatment may be for less severe COVID-19 cases. Further, it has not been peer-reviewed or replicated in other studies.
“This is a significant improvement in the available therapeutic options that we have,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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August 8, 2020 at 07:16PM