This week the world’s first medical breakthrough in treatments for COVID-19 was confirmed by medical professionals. Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug has been proven to reduce the risk of death for patients on ventilation by as much as 35% and patients on oxygen by 20%.
Dr Tom Trinick, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, based at the Ulster Hospital said “We are absolutely delighted because it means that a third of our hospitalized, seriously ill patients with pneumonic forms of COVID-19 will live”.
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Dealing with worry in difficult times is a booklet from Health Development which may be useful to help you cope with issues arising from COVID-19. It gives practical suggestions for reducing worry in these challenging times, promotes wellbeing and provides links to key resources that people have found helpful. Please click on this link:https://youtu.be/dIYhhhqf9Gc to view a video version of the document.
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