Asthma drug seems effective for Covid-19 pneumonia
Japanese doctors say an asthma drug appears to be effective in reducing symptoms of coronavirus patients who developed pneumonia.
A medical team at Ashigarakami hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture treated patients who became ill aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. They have announced the results of their study on the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases' website.
Their report says three patients were given an asthma drug called Ciclesonide, a steroid inhalant to suppress the immune system.