Steroids are a cheap and readily available medication for Covid19 : Report

Studies around the world are going on Coronavirus Vaccines, symptoms, reinfection, treatment and so on.

In a recent study, an astonishing fact has come up where Scientists have confirmed that steroids can save lives in the Covid19 Pandemic. World Health Organisation have also suggested to give these steroids to severely ill patients.

In June, recovery trials were going on in the NHS hospitals which is led by Oxford University. So the reports suggested that the lives of one of the eight people who are sick from Covid19, needed a ventilator can be saved by giving one of the steroids called dexamethasone.

From studies came result that steroids hydrocortisone can also be used which are cheap enough to save lives of the patients.

According to the meta-analysis report of the results of the seven trials covering total number of 1,073 patients states that the drugs reduce the risk of death in these seriously ill patients by 20%.

Jonathan Sterne, professor of medicine and epidemiology at Bristol University “Steroids are a cheap and readily available medication, and our analysis has confirmed that they are effective in reducing deaths amongst the people most severely affected by Covid-19.

The results were consistent across the trials and show benefit regardless of age or sex.”

“The drugs are already being widely used. In May, about 7-8% of Covid hospital patients were getting dexamethasone, and by the end of June it was about 55%,” said Landray.

The NHS chief executive, Sir Simon Stevens, said, “One of the distinctive benefits of having our NHS is that we’ve been able to mobilise quickly and at scale to help researchers test and develop proven coronavirus treatments. Just as we did with dexamethasone, the NHS will now take immediate action to ensure that patients who could benefit from treatment with hydrocortisone do so, adding a further weapon in the armoury in the worldwide fight against Covid-19.”

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