New Steroid Studies Are a Missed Opportunity for Concrete Answers About Covid-19 Treatment

While the data suggests a benefit from the drugs, the research was cut short

A member of staff at a pharmacy in London holds a packet of anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone. Credit: Yui Mok — PA Images / Getty Images

In June, scientists in England trumpeted good news about Covid-19: A simple steroid called dexamethasone reduced the death rate by 36% in people with severe cases of Covid-19 who were…

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