the Drug dexamethasone should as soon as possible mass-produced and distributed the world over.
this is the sound of the call Monday from the world health organisation's chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
the Announcement comes after a team of british researchers has demonstrated a marked effect, when the agent used in the treatment of critically ill coronapatienter.
- Although it is preliminary data, gives the latest results, which show that the steroidet dexamethasone has life-saving potential for critically ill Covid-19-patients, a cause for celebration, says WHO chief.
A team of researchers has recently tested the remedy on more than 2000 critically ill patients hospitalized with coronavirus.
Among the patients, who could only breathe with the help of a ventilator, reduced the midlet mortality by 35 percent.
And although it is still early in the process, calls on the WHO the head is already to put the time in the large production facilities.
- The next challenge is to increase production and quickly distribute dexamethasone equally the world over with a focus on the places that are hardest hit, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
the Demand has already risen sharply after the uk trials have shown dexamethasons clear effect.
- Fortunately, there is talk about an inexpensive medicine, and there are many manufacturers of dexamethasone at the world, which can increase the production.
Dexamethasone has been on the market for over 60 years and is usually used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
There is yet no proof that the product has any effect on patients with mild symptoms. Therefore, calls Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that it is only used for critical ill patients.
While coronaepidemien is in retreat in several places in Europe, the situation is different elsewhere in the world.
The past day is recorded 183.000 new smittetilfælde worldwide, which is the record.
Particularly Brazil, the USA and India stands for many of the new smittetilfælde.
- It seems that we reach a new and grim record every day. In some countries, we see a rapid increase in the number of infected and deaths, " says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.