Covid-19 and Dexamethasone: Some hope for serious patients

A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients.

June 18, 2020 by Newsclick

A randomised and controlled clinical study conducted in the UK has found that the readily available steroid drug, Dexamethasone, could be a game changer in treating critically ill COVID-19 patients. It found that administering dexamethasone could reduce deaths by one-third in patients under ventilators, the press statement of the study said on June 16. Satyajit Rath talks to Prabir on the issue.

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