The WHO Says It’s Time to Ramp Up the World’s Dexamethasone Supply

The promising steroid is a ‘reason to celebrate’

Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog
2 min readJun 22, 2020

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In a Covid-19 press briefing on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) shared a rare bit of positive news: The cheap and widely available steroid dexamethasone has shown real promise in treating Covid-19, and now it’s time to ramp up the world’s supply.

“Although the data are still preliminary, the recent finding that the steroid dexamethasone has life-saving potential for critically ill Covid-19 patients…

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Yasmin Tayag
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.