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Low-cost steroid could reduce COVID-19 death rate

A study involving thousands of COVID-19 patients in Britain suggests that a low-cost steroid drug known as dexamethasone could significantly reduce the death rate for those sick enough to require respiratory support.

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By Alan Boyle

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