Arthritis drug may cut Covid hospital deaths by half

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Published on February 12, 2021 by

A drug that is normally given to people with arthritis could help save lives in the treatment of Covid 19.

A major trial shows that when Tocilizumab is combined with the steroid Dexamethasone it can cut by up to half the number of patients dying in hospital.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical editor Fergus Walsh.

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