3 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Research finds corticosteroids could help

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 3 September 2020

Fewer patients die and less ICU support is needed when patients with Covid-19 are given corticosteroids.

That's according to new research published today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dr Colin McArthur is an intensivist and researcher at Auckland City Hospital, who leads the trial in New Zealand and is a co-author of the World Health Organisation meta-analysis published on Thursday.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.