Latest research on coronavirus - 9 March 2020

We take a look at three journals papers COVID-19 that investigate the use of corticosteroids, surface contamination and the need to keep young people out of EDs
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Medical Journal of Australia: Can corticosteroids be used to treat COVID-19?

Treating patients who have mild COVID-19 with corticosteroids has little impact on their illness, Chinese research finds.

In the observational study, 11 out of the 31 patients, in hospitals in Wuhu, Anhui province, received 40mg methylprednisolone once or twice a day, for an average of five days.

The researchers found no

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