Steroid Drug Breakthrough for Serious Cases of COVID-19
A steroid, dexamethasone, is the first drug shown to help save severely ill coronavirus patients, according to scientists in Britain.
Dr. Steven O’Day, M.D., Executive Director of the Saint John’s Cancer Institute and Cancer Clinic, and Director of Providence Los Angeles Regional Research, was interviewed by Michael Brownlee from NBC 4, about Britain’s new study as a promising breakthrough for the treatment of severely ill coronavirus patients. Dr. O’Day believes this treatment should only be used for the sickest patients, suffering “massive inflammation” of the lungs. He cautions, it’s not appropriate for patients with early stage infections or milder symptoms as misuse in early infection may kill T-cells and allow the virus to further progress.