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Aspirin, common anti-inflammatory drugs may prevent COVID-19 deaths

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In a recent study published in Emergent Materials, researchers found common anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin can help treat the most harmful outcomes of COVID-19.

The study is from the University of Alberta. One author is Ayman El-Kadi.

Most people infected with SARS-CoV-2 recover without serious symptoms. However, some patients develop inflammation in the lungs, causing coughing and shortness of breath, and a few develop hyper inflammation that can lead to organ failure and death.

Men, people over the age of 60 and those with metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes are known to be more vulnerable to this hyperinflammation.

COVID-19 can interfere with their natural immune response, causing their bodies to produce more inflammatory molecules than anti-inflammatory molecules.

In the study, the team aimed to prevent the molecules that promote inflammation or increase the molecules that have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Rather than developing new compounds to treat COVID-19, which can be very costly, they repurposed existing drugs and use them to reduce or prevent the inflammation that is the cause of mortality.

The team warned in a previous paper that anti-inflammatory medicines are not recommended early in the course of a COVID-19 infection because they can interfere with the body’s ability to fight the virus, but they might be useful later if hyper inflammation takes over.

They pointed out that these drugs may have fewer side effects than other front-runner COVID-19 treatments such as remdesivir and dexamethasone.

Along with aspirin, the study lists five other drugs that might be repurposed: the cholesterol drug fenofibrate, the antifungal fluconazole, an antibacterial agent called isoniazid, the nutritional supplement resveratrol and 2-methoxyestradiol, an experimental drug that has been used to treat breast cancer, ovarian cancer and rheumatoid arthritis.

The researchers recommend that clinical trials be carried out to assess the impact of these drugs on COVID-19 inflammatory disease.

They would also like to see trials to deliver the drugs using nanoparticles that can be targeted within a patient’s body.

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Neo Supreme

Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory. Also bromelain (found in pineapples), ginger, vitamin D, garlic and tomatoes. There are plenty of other natural items, that are not pharmaceuticals. Most people don't know about how diet affects the bodies ability to prevent and be rid of ailments and diseases.


So aspirin, something the majority of people have in their homes could treat Covid? Yet you mandate vaccines for something that has a 99.97% survival rate and can be treated with aspirin!!! How does this make sense at all. This just further tells us it’s political AF.


Remdesevir destroys your kidneys. I have a nurse friend that works in dialysis and they are destroying people's kidneys with Remdesevir. Best to stay away from the hospitals. They are the ones killing people, not Covid. Sticking everyone on Ventilators when they shouldn't be. Buy yourself a nebulizer and treat yourself at home with breathing treatments. Treat it early like the flu. Take aspirin for fever and try to get some Ivermectin. Also, Quercetin works great.. I take it along with supplements. It is for respiratory and immune system. Feel better than I have felt in years.


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