Steroid treatment to fight coronavirus could be ‘extremely promising,’ doctor says

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NBC News medical contributor Dr. Joseph Fair, who is still recovering from his own battle with the coronavirus, tells TODAY that increased testing does not account for the spikes in coronavirus cases across several states; hospitalizations show the virus is “a bigger problem than we thought it was.” He says that a commonly used steroid drug holds out up for treating the virus: “If the data holds up, it’s extremely promising.”