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Steroids cut COVID-19 death rates, but not for everyone – here’s who benefits and who doesn’t

BY: - September 11, 2020

New studies show that treating critically ill COVID-19 patients with inexpensive steroids can cut their risk of dying from the illness by a third. The results are so clear that the World Health Organization changed its advice on Sept. 2 and now strongly recommends corticosteroids as a first-line treatment for the sickest patients. Steroids aren’t […]

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Retractions and controversies over coronavirus research show that the process of science is working

BY: - July 10, 2020

Several high-profile papers on COVID-19 research have come under fire from people in the scientific community in recent weeks. Two articles addressing the safety of certain drugs when taken by COVID-19 patients were retracted, and researchers are calling for the retraction of a third paper that evaluated behaviors that mitigate coronavirus transmission. Some people are […]