A new study out of England found that the low-cost steroid dexamethasone showed promised in reducing COVID-19 deaths in severely ill patients:

“Probably the best news we have had so far in this pandemic”:

“The steroid reduced deaths by 35% in COVID-19 patients who needed treatment with breathing machines and by 20% in those only needing supplemental oxygen” but it did not help “less ill patients”:

“For patients on ventilators it cut death risk from 40% to 28%. For patients needing oxygen it cut death risk from 25% to 20%”:

We’ll note that the WHO has some explaining to do. Again:

And there are other steroid drugs being tested now:

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