The bold claim was backed up by Dr Chris, as he revealed it’s his go-to medication. The doctor said he has taken “low dose” aspirin daily for years. What else do you need to know about the painkiller? Researchers from George Washington University found that aspirin has “lung-protective effects”. This means the drug may reduce the need for medical ventilation, ICU (intensive care unit) admission, and could prevent deaths from Covid complications.
Professor Jonathan Chow, who authored the study, said: “As we learned about the connection between blood clots and COVID-19, we knew that aspirin – used to prevent stroke and heart attack – could be important for COVID-19 patients.”
Investigating further, their research pinpoints to “an association between low-dose aspirin and decreased severity of COVID-19 and death”.
The report was based on 400 patients who were admitted to hospital in the States from March to July 2020.
Patients given low dose aspirin had a 44 percent reduced chance of needing mechanical ventilation.
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“Finding this association is a huge win for those looking to reduce risk from some of the most devastating effects of COVID-19.”
Commenting on the findings, Dr Chris explained that aspirin is an “anti-inflammatory” drug.
“It stops the inflammation inside the blood vessels that Covid does cause,” said Dr Chris.
“And it also thins the blood to prevent clotting and so, therefore, it’s cheap, simple medications we’ve had for decades and decades is having a beneficial effect.”
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