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UK: Dexamethasone Proves First Life-saving Drug For COVID-19

UK: Dexamethasone Proves First Life-saving Drug For COVID-19

According to Medical experts in The Uk, Dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with Coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus.

The drug is a part of the world’s biggest trial tests among other existing treatments to see if they also work for Coronavirus. It cut the risk of death of patients on ventilators by a third and a fifth for patients on oxygen.

Dexamethasone could be of huge benefit in poorer countries with high numbers of COVID-19 patients. The Uk government has 200,000 courses of the drug in its stockpile and has said the NHS will make the drug available to patients.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of The Uk said there was a genuine cause to celebrate “ a remarkable British achievement. We have taken steps to ensure we have enough supplies, even in the event of a second peak.”

Dexamethasone would save lives around the world says Prof. Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England.

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