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Title
MEDIA | KOMO-TV: Experimental drug helps doctor recover
Date
04/09/2020
Article

The doctor at EvergreenHealth who got coronavirus has recovered.

Dr. Ryan Padgett was the first emergency physician to fall critically ill from the coronavirus. In mid-March, he contracted the virus from treating patients. He was then transferred from Evergreen to Swedish, where he was put on a ventilator and given and experimental drug called actemra. It’s a medication typically used for rheumatoid arthritis.

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