A low-cost, widely used anti-inflammatory drug improved survival in patients with Covid-19, the first treatment to show life-saving promise months into the pandemic.
Professor Peter Horby, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health, has said that dexamethasone is the 'only drug shown to reduce mortality'.
The NHS has been facing an extraordinary new challenge with coronavirus - learning how best to treat patients with a disease that so far has no clearly effective drug treatment or vaccine.
Scientists in Oxford are hoping to have created a million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by September.
The prime minister is announcing strict new curbs on life in the UK to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
The UK’s Prime Minister has warned the National Health Service (NHS) will be overwhelmed unless the British people act together to slow the spread of coronavirus.