Randomized trial: Dexamethasone reduces covid deaths 1/3

Discussion in 'Covid-19 News/Info' started by vote Republican, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Silver Member

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    I wonder if this will reduce the conspiracy theory nonsense about the drug companies driving this research based on the profits of a particular drug:

    "Results of trials announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases, reduced death rates by around a third among the most severely ill Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital.

    The results suggest the drug should immediately become standard care in patients with severe cases of the pandemic disease, said the researchers who led the trials.

    “This is a result that shows that if patients who have Covid-19 and are on ventilators or are on oxygen are given dexamethasone, it will save lives, and it will do so at a remarkably low cost,” said Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor co-leading the trial, known as the RECOVERY trial.

    “It’s going to be very hard for any drug really to replace this, given that for less than 50 pounds ($63.26), you can treat eight patients and save a life,” he told reporters in an online briefing.

    His co-lead investigator, Peter Horby, said dexamethasone was “the only drug that’s so far shown to reduce mortality - and it reduces it significantly.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/16/steroid-dexamethasone-reduces-deaths-from-severe-covid-19-trial.html
     
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    Trump's next fixation. Or would be if he was still interested in this pandemic, but he's moved on.
     

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    Not a chance. You can't fix stupid.
     
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    MB-G26 Ornery & Irreverent Lifetime Member

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    Steroids... D.U.H. I figured.
     
  5. 686 AR15 G17Fan

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    So there's solid evidence that a drug helps the sickest and all you can do is bash Trump ?

    WOW
     
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    That is great news. Let's hope the results hold up as it gains wider use.
     
  7. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    This is only useful for the sickest patients in the hospital, to late to be a preventative.
     
  8. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Silver Member

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    Correct. So for now we have mitigating behaviors as one preventative and hope for an effective vaccine sooner rather than later.