Medicine | New research suggests that, for many patients, an asthma medication could promote COVID-19 recovery
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 2/18/21, 12:31 pm
Finding effective medical treatments for COVID-19 has been a slog, but researchers are finally making progress. Last year, U.K. researchers demonstrated that the steroid dexamethasone can help patients who have severe cases of COVID-19. Dexamethasone was ineffective in less severe stages of the disease, but scientific detective work has now identified a related steroid that can help prevent the worst cases.