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Steroids Reduce Deaths In Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients

Steroids Reduce Deaths In Severely Ill COVID-19 Patients 1

A new analysis from the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that cheap, widely available steroid drugs help reduce deaths among severely ill coronavirus patients, shedding more light on the path to treating the virus.

The analysis, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday, looked at seven clinical trials involving 1703 patients. It found that steroids such as dexamethasone helped reduce mortality in seriously ill patients.

The findings confirmed an earlier study in June, which concluded that the drugs reduced deaths in seriously ill patients by one third.

Read more at The Hill.

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