Young YOU: 5 facts about Covid-19 drug Dexamethasone

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Study shows medicine prevents Covid-19 deaths.

A large research study in Britain has found that a certain type of medicine helps to prevent the death of people who are seriously ill with Covid-19. The medicine, dexamethasone, helps prevent inflammation.

Inflammation is the pain or swelling that occurs when the body fights an injury or illness.

The researchers administered the medicine to Covid-19 patients who were struggling to breathe and on ventilators or needed extra oxygen. Dexamethasone reduced deaths in patients on ventilators by up to one-third, saving one more out of every eight people on a ventilator than when dexamethasone wasn’t used.

Check out the full video below for more cool facts about dexamethasone.