A study has shown that this cheap over-the-counter drug can reduce your chances of contracting a severe COVID-19 infection.
New research has found that this cheap over-the-counter drug can reduce your chances of contracting a COVID-19 infection.
A team of researchers analyzed the data of 10,477 individuals who tested for COVID-19 in Israel between the dates of February 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020. The study results were published in The FEBS Journal and stated that the use of aspirin was associated with a 29% lower likelihood of COVID-19 infection compared to people who don’t use aspirin.
The researchers found that among COVID-19 positive patients, aspirin use was significantly lower when compared to COVID-19-negative individuals. Additionally, the researchers found that aspirin use reduced the recovery time of patients by two to three days, depending on the patients’ pre-existing health conditions.
Prof. Eli Magen from the Barzilai Medical Center, who led the study, said, “This observation of the possible beneficial effect of low doses of aspirin on COVID-19 infection is preliminary but seems very promising.”
Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University, said, “The present study sought to better understand the potential favorable effects of aspirin in aiding the human immune system battle COVID-19. We intend to investigate a larger cohort of patients and in randomized clinical trials.”