First Covid-19 Drug That Could Save Lives Discovered

Dexamethasone reduces mortality in the most critical patients, according to the results of a trial with thousands of patients.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Six months after the outbreak of the worst pandemic in the 21st century, which has killed nearly half a million people worldwide, researchers in the United Kingdom claim to have found the first treatment able to prevent deaths from Covid-19: dexamethasone.

The steering committee of the Recovery clinical trial, conducted in the United Kingdom with over 11,000 patients, said on Tuesday that the drug reduces mortality among very critical patients, who need assisted breathing, and also among those who need oxygen. The drug has not shown benefits among patients with milder cases of Covid . . .

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