UK experts say they have found another life-saving drug that can help people who are ill with COVID-19. Trials suggest the drug baricitinib can cut the risk of death by about a fifth in patients needing hospital care for severe COVID-19; it could also be used with other COVID-19 treatments to save even more lives. The UK’s National Health Service may soon recommend the drug based on these new results. There are now many drugs that can help fight COVID-19, including anti-inflammatory drugs that stop the immune system from overreacting with deadly consequences, anti-viral drugs that make it harder for the virus to replicate inside the body, and antibody therapies that mimic the immune system to attack the virus.

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