Dexamethasone being used to treat COVID-19

June 22, 2020

South Africa has an ample supply of this drug.

It has become apparent that Dexamethasone can be used to treat COVID-19. Almost 35% fewer deaths have occurred because this drug has been given to critically ill coronavirus patients. It appears that the drug only has beneficial effects when given to those who are critically ill. It does not seem to make any real difference when given to patients with mild symptoms. Aspen has confirmed that there is an ample supply of the drug available in the country. The Department of Health has listed the drug as recommended medication for patients who are on ventilators.