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Global cases are doubling about every 5 days.

Caixin: Covid-19 Relapse Mystery May Be Linked to Controversial Treatment, Researchers Say
Doctors led by Liu Hui Guo, a respiratory physician at Huazhong University of Science and Technology’s affiliated hospital, warn that the virus is “sly” and not fully understood in a research paper published by the Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases.
The controversial use of Glucocorticoids is also linked to cases of relapse, according to the paper. Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones that are highly effective at reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system in the treatment of Covid-19.

Though this treatment can inhibit a cytokine storm set off by the immune system in response to the virus and prevent further aggravation of lung damage, the steroid can also cause patients to retain the virus for longer periods of time, making it even harder to eliminate, the paper says.

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