Dexamethasone, Explained

Here’s what to know about the president’s steroid treatment for Covid-19

Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog
2 min readOct 5, 2020

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White House physician Sean Conley, DO, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump is now taking the steroid dexamethasone as part of his treatment for Covid-19. Here’s what’s known about the drug.

How does it work?

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Alexandra Sifferlin
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that