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Researchers at Oxford University in the UK announced last week that a low-dose steroid treatment—which costs about $6 per dose and is widely available—can reduce the risk of death by one-third for patients on ventilators, and by one-fifth for those on oxygen.

Doctors typically use the drug, called dexamethasone, to reduce inflammation in their patients. It is an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, including asthma, arthritis, and even some skin problems. It seems to help coronavirus patients by reducing the damage of cytokine storms, a condition where the immune system goes into overdrive and attacks healthy tissue as it tries to fight the virus.

“It’s a major breakthrough,” the chief investigator, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases Peter Horby, told the BBC. “This is the only drug so far that has been shown to reduce mortality—and it reduces it significantly.”

Via @bbcnews

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  1. Rubbish, it must not b used without docs prescriptions. It’s actually a mafia bringing one thing after the other as a cure n making profits as ppl r already in panic.

  2. The UK government has approved dexamethasone to be available on the NHS, following clinical trials proving its efficacy at reducing the risk of death for COVID-19 patients. The mortality rate of those with Covid-19 who end up on a ventilator is above 40 per cent, but this figure was reduced by a third among those prescribed dexamethasone.It also cuts the risk of death by a fifth for those on oxygen and was described by researchers as “statistically significant”.

    Based on the results, one death would be prevented by treatment of around eight patients on ventilators, or around one in every 25 patients requiring oxygen alone.

    The results was hailed a “major breakthrough” in the fight against Covid-19 by scientists and politicians alike.The trial found dexamethasone had no benefit in those patients who were in hospital with Covid-19, but whose lungs were working sufficiently well not to need oxygen or a ventilator. The Government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said during Downing Street press conference that the steroid does not stop people from catching coronavirus.

    Researchers warned it has not been studied in patients in the community, and people should not be taking dexamethasone for Covid-19.But, the drug is readily available in hospitals and should now become “standard of care” in Covid-19 patients on ventilators or oxygen, according to researchers.

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