Covid-19 roundup: An old, cheap steroid proves to be a major boon to coronavirus patients; BARDA puts $85M behind Regeneron antibody effort
Researchers today spotlighted data from a clinical study offering the first hard evidence that a treatment can save the lives of patients suffering from Covid-19.
The old generic dexamethasone was tied to a one-third reduction of deaths among ventilated patients with a one-fifth reduction in mortality among a group getting oxygen. There was no benefit for patients who did not require respiratory assistance.
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