What is dexamethasone, the new drug being used to treat COVID-19?

What is dexamethasone, the new drug being used to treat COVID-19?

Dexamethasone, a cheap, widely-available steroid, is the latest drug touted by experts in the UK as a possible treatment for COVID-19, with evidence suggesting that it can successfully reduce deaths from the virus by up to one third in severely-ill patients.

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Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has outlined her vision of Europe’s future ahead of taking over the rotating EU presidency, saying the pandemic will be a ‘stress test’ for the bloc. The presidency is responsible for directing the Council’s work on legislation, ensuring cohesion between member states and supervising the continuity of the EU agenda.

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'The time for action is now': Boris Johnson's planned review on racism criticised

'The time for action is now': Boris Johnson's planned review on racism criticised

Britain’s main opposition party and an anti-racism charity have criticised the government’s proposal to set up a commission to examine racial inequalities, stressing that multiple reviews have already been conducted.

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