skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
  • Home
  • keyboard_arrow_right En inglés
  • keyboard_arrow_rightPodcasts
  • keyboard_arrow_right
  • keyboard_arrow_right Can we trust the hype over steroids as a coronavirus treatment?

En inglés

Can we trust the hype over steroids as a coronavirus treatment?

Coronacast 17 de junio de 2020 16

share close

You might have seen the headlines over the past day or two about the drug dexamethasone, which claims to be a major breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic.

The drug is a cheap and widely used steroid, and reduced death rates by about a third among the most severely ill COVID-19 patients in hospital.

But news of the drug’s success in trials came not from a peer-reviewed scientific paper, but instead via press release and snippets on Twitter.

So how much can we trust the results?

On today’s show:

* What is dexamethasone and why is it being touted as a coronavirus treatment?

* Beijing has been battling with a fresh outbreak of the new coronavirus. What’s going on?

Tagged as: , .

Rate it
Previous episode
Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Este sitio usa Akismet para reducir el spam. Aprende cómo se procesan los datos de tus comentarios.