The World Health Organization is suggesting a new medication to treat the coronavirus. A group of researchers in the UK have found that a treatment called “Dexamethasone” is showing a positive correlation with recovering patients.
The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom, is stating that the treatment is considered the first effective medication that showed positive results on a wide range of patients. In fact, Dexamethasone medication is lowering the slope of the death toll; it gives the patients who need artificial respiration a new hope.
WHO is still looking for in-depth analysis to reflect the results in a broader range of patients. On the other hand, the researchers are still studying the interaction behaviors of the medication.
“Dexamethasone” belongs to the family of “steroids,” which are useful in reducing inflammation, and has been used in the treatment of “Steroids, which had asthma and rheumatoid arthritis in the 1960s, serve to shut down the immune system from the immune system outnumbered the destruction of platelets in people with blood disorders and problems.
Research and tests have proven its effectiveness with the new “Corona” virus where 2104 patients were given 6 milligrams of the drug once a month over the course of one month, or intravenous injection for ten days. Following the results and comparing them, the scientists found that over 28 days, the death rate was between The patients who needed ventilation via ventilators were 41%, while for those who needed oxygen, it was around 25%.