Systemic corticosteroids (CS) are known to potently dampen immune inflammation. Like in inflammatory rheumatic diseases, CS might serve as a “bridge” to specific efficient antiviral therapy for COVID-19.
by Africa CDC
In Africa, the number of COVID-19 cases and impacted countries has been increasing steadily. As of 12 March 2020, 129 cases have been diagnosed in 12 countries, with one death recorded. The experience in countries outside Africa is that, after initial cases are diagnosed, community transmission occurs rapidly.