Many people take a low-dosage aspirin because they had a heart attack or stroke. Aspirin is a blood thinner and reduces clotting. Doctors recommend aspirin for their patients with coronary artery disease, especially those having received stents.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/in-depth/daily-aspirin-therapy/art-20046797. Lately, aspirin has been recommended for older adults with diabetes or hypertension to reduce the risk of a heart attack. What about using aspirin as a blood thinner to reduce clots for COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms?
Coronavirus patients have a high risk of death from blood clots. Another observation from hospital analyses of COVID-19 patients is their blood is unusually stickier than non-hospitalized patients. A downside is there is an increased risk of bleeding for patients being treated with aspirin.
Aspirin is low-cost, readily available, and has a proven track record for reducing blood clots. Why not study its efficacy to treat patients with the pandemic virus?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/aspirin-may-reduce-deaths-in-severe-covid-19. A small study of just over 400 patients was done retroactively. Patients from several hospitals had health records confirming their use of aspirin before and after being admitted to the hospitals. About one quarter had taken low-dose aspirin the week before entering the hospital or during the first week of their stay.
The results showed a nearly 50% reduction in risk of being admitted to intensive care, the use of mechanical ventilation, and death. No increase in the risk of bleeding was observed.
Other Advantages of Aspirin
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5325359/. One of the complications noted with COVID-19 patients is a cytokine storm in which the immune system inundates the bloodstream with inflammatory proteins that can kill tissue and damage organs.
One molecule associated with signaling an immune overreaction is interleukin-6 (IL-6) https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/Fulltext/2021/04000/Aspirin_Use_Is_Associated_With_Decreased.2.aspx?context=FeaturedArticles&collectionId=4
Like all good news associated with any health remedy, the health and medical industry does not like testimonial data. They want randomized, clinically controlled trials of large populations to determine safety and efficacy.
A couple of weeks ago, I found articles that identified nearly a thousand deaths from the coronavirus vaccines. I am now seeing reports claiming there is no link between the vaccine and deaths. I am finding ‘fact checking’ debunking any claims of deaths attributable to the vaccine.
Interestingly, people who died with or because of the virus were touted daily in big headlines across the country. The death of a person who died in a motorcycle accident, for example, and had the virus was classified as a COVID-19 death.
Television interviews with CDC authorities confirmed that the statistics for coronavirus deaths included everyone diagnosed with the virus and died from any cause – heart failure, stroke, cancer, etc. If they were being treated for COVID-19, then the virus caused the
Why is hard to believe that deaths from coronavirus vaccines are higher than reported? People having first dibs on the vaccine are older adults with multiple health issues. Could the vaccine not contribute to a person having a vaccine-related death after receiving the vaccine?
Regardless, aspirin appears to be an option.
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