The results of the randomized trials have also been published in a report this week.
Researchers have been terming it a breakthrough because of its life-saving properties. While the usage of Dexamethasone cut down deaths in complicated cases which required ventilation by 1/3rd, in other cases needing just oxygen support, the mortality rate was cut down by 1/5th. They also added that the drug should be immediately brought into use in hospitals and medical care as a “standard” medicine to curb the virus pandemic which has affected close to 7.94 million people all over the world. United States, Brazil, India are some of the worst-affected countries by COVID-19 currently.
One of the researchers involved in the randomized drug trial, Peter Horby said:
“Dexamethasone is the only drug that’s so far shown to reduce mortality – and it reduces it significantly.”