Dexamethasone cuts Covid-19 death rate by a third

Why doesn’t the media report more often on the proven successful use of the steroid dexamethasone in fighting Covid-19?

To prolong the panic, perhaps?

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Low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone could be a major breakthrough in the battle against the coronavirus, according to health experts in the United Kingdom. They say the drug could cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators and a fifth for those requiring oxygen.

Cut the death risk by a third! 

The BBC reported that had the drug had been used to treat patients in the UK from the start of the pandemic, up to 5,000 lives could have been saved.

About 19 out of 20 patients with coronavirus recover without being admitted to a hospital. Most of those who are admitted recover, but some need oxygen or mechanical ventilation. These are the high-risk patients whom dexamethasone appears to help.

Looked at another way, this means that a full 95 percent of patients with the vrus recover without hospitalization, and of the 5 percent who are hospitalized, most of them also recover. Of the remaining few who are placed on ventilators, dexamethasone cuts their death rate by a third.

“(Dexamethasone) will save lives, and it will do so at a remarkably low cost,” said Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor and co-leader of the trial.

A generic steroid widely used in other diseases to reduce inflammation

His co-lead investigator, Peter Horby, said dexamethasone – a generic steroid widely used in other diseases to reduce inflammation – is “the only drug that’s so far shown to reduce mortality – and it reduces it significantly.”

Reduces mortality significantly!

This is fantastic news! It should be headlined every day! But no. Since the first major breakthrough was announced, nary a mention.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53061281

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/steroid-dexamethasone-reduces-deaths-among-patients-with-severe-covid-19-trial-shows/ar-BB15yOUf?li=BBnb7Kz

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/16/low-dose-steroid-treatment-hailed-as-major-breakthrough-in-fighting-coronavirus/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=daily&utm_campaign=20200616


6 thoughts on “Dexamethasone cuts Covid-19 death rate by a third”

  1. Maybe because Fauci doesn’t have any stock in it? Maybe because it’s not expensive, so it’s not helping the pharmaceutical execs? Or as you said, maybe it would help relieve the panic?…

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  2. According to Arab News a very old Ethiopian monk (although I have my doubts regarding his age of 114 years), who was seriously ill having COVID-19, was successfully treated with dexamethasone. In a poor country like Ethiopia they treat and cure very sick people with dexamethasone, in the so-called developed world people die because dexamethasone is not being used. And the MSM keeps quiet about it.’
    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1696371/offbeat
    https://www.arabnews.com/sites/default/files/styles/n_670_395/public/2020/06/27/2165456-642623726.jpg?itok=svh9TJyi

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  3. figures i saw said if 47% of intubated patients died before
    using dexameth then only….32% would die, using it
    its an improvement but its not miraculous, it really helps stop/reduce the autoimmune cytokine response which added to the meds used on respirators is whats knocking the stuffing out of the very ill.
    whats odd is they avoided slamming it for heart issues too..
    like arrythmias(common in steroids as it gives the body a bitof a kickstart, I cant take more than 10mg doses for a day or two or my A fib starts up;-( and as rhuematoid arthritic theres times i need cortisones)

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  4. If someone with whatever this respiratory ailment is were treated properly at the start, they wouldn’t need a ventilator. No one in the MSM EVER speaks of boosting immunity and resistance. Now, let’s say I got it: I would start with ozone and/or or peroxide treatment and add a high-dose vitamin C drip. I would also use colloidal/nano silver in a nebulizer. If that didn’t work, I would try HCQ/Zinc (which only has 70 years of safe usage and about a 90% success rate given a lack of major comorbidity or major obesity). If none of that worked, I would still never allow a ventilator since CPAP and/or BiPAP are far more efficacious.

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