Science: A cheap steroid is the first drug shown to reduce death in COVID-19 patients

Science: A cheap steroid is the first drug shown to reduce death in COVID-19 patients. “After months of dire news about the spread of the novel coronavirus and a mounting global death toll, a glimmer of hope arrived today: Researchers announced that dexamethasone, a cheap, widely available corticosteroid, significantly reduced deaths of severely sick COVID-19 patients in a major clinical trial. Although full trial data have not yet been released, several outside commentators hailed the result as a ‘breakthrough.'”

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