America's coronavirus epidemic has hit a new peak, and public health officials say nearly half of newly reported cases are occurring among adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Now, experts are encouraging young Americans to socially distance—warning that Covid-19 poses serious risks even for young and healthy people.
Earlier this month, researchers issued a press release announcing that a low-cost steroid called dexamethasone reduced the risk of death among patients with severe cases of Covid-19, though they didn't release the full study backing their claim until days later. Now that the full study has been published, scientists are finding that the drug may cause "more harm than good" in some patients, Roni Caryn Rabin reports for the New York Times.
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