As the pandemic continues to force nations to prepare for a second wave researchers in the UK have found that dexamethasone, a 60-year-old anti-inflammatory medicine, reduces the death rate of patients who are ventilators by a third and by a fifth among those who are on oxygen. People critically ill due to Covid-19 experienced dexamethasone’s benefits.
Dexamethasone also brought relief to the UK’s government who faced criticism for handling the pandemic. In South America, Brazil has reported a record increase in the number of cases reported daily. While hospitalizations and Covid-19 deaths decrease in New York, 2.12 million people continue to be affected by coronavirus in the US. Delhi and Maharashtra struggle to curb the contagion as cases continue to rise in these mega-cities.