©2020 AEA3 WEB
Image default

The breakthough medicines that could change the course of Covid

Dexamethasone demonstrates power of large-scale, randomised trials in finding effective medicines

  • Coronavirus – latest updates
  • See all our coronavirus coverage

It remains one of the most dramatically successful outcomes in the battle against Covid-19. A cheap treatment for inflammation was found to save lives of seriously ill patients while a trio of much-touted therapies were shown to have no effect.

It is now estimated that the discovery of the effectiveness of the drug dexamethasone has saved around 650,000 lives across the world, according to Professor Martin Landray, a founder of the Recovery programme – the world’s largest randomised Covid-19 drugs trial – which revealed the medicine’s anti-Covid properties last summer. “In the UK alone, dexamethasone has already prevented more than 12,000 deaths,” he told the Observer.

Continue reading…

Related posts

Friday briefing: Covid testing in England schools in doubt


Coronavirus live news: EU rollout of Pfizer vaccine may be disrupted by supply issues, BioNTech warns


Trump holds packed rally after Covid diagnosis as he struggles in polls


Your ads here. Click here