Coronavirus (746) From BBC world service: Coronavirus: first life-saving drug

17 June, 2020

Widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus: https://portal.internationalgme.org/neweventres [*see note below]

Have a great day,

David

HIFA profile: David Cawthorpe is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. His professional interests include: Human Development, Developmental Psychopathology, and Delivery of low bandwidth medical education curriculum. cawthord AT ucalgary.ca

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): For the benefit ofg those who may not have immediate web access, this BBC news article is titled 'Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug' and states 'A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say. The drug is part of the world's biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus. It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth....]