Researchers From Oxford University,United Kingdom,claimed to have successfully discovered a cure for Coronavirus.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation,BBC,the researchers noted that dexamethasone,which is an easily accessible drug with low cost,could help save the lives of patients seriously ill with Coronavirus.
The researchers said dexamethasone was part of the world’s biggest drug on Clinical trials of existing treatments to test its efficacy against the virus Healthforbes Media reporting.
Johnson said; “It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth. Had the drug been used to treat patients in the UK from the start of the pandemic, up to 5,000 lives could have been saved.
“The drug is already used to reduce inflammation in a range of other conditions, including arthritis, asthma and some skin conditions. And it appears to help stop some of the damage that can happen when the body’s immune system goes into overdrive as it tries to fight off Coronavirus,” the researchers said.
The BBC reports that the UK government has 200,000 courses of the drug in its stockpile and says the National Health Service will make dexamethasone available to patients.
The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said there was a genuine case to celebrate “a remarkable British scientific achievement.”
“We have taken steps to ensure we have enough supplies, even in the event of a second peak.
By Dung Donald Malou