Study Finds Aspirin May Reduce Risk Of Severe Symptoms

(WABC) — A new study finds a drug that may reduce the risk of severe COVID symptoms is one you might already have in your cabinet – aspirin.

Researchers at George Washington University say low-dose aspirin may lower the risk of going to the ICU or even death from COVID.

COVID patients who used aspirin had a 40% less chance of needing a ventilator, going into intensive care, or dying.

Researchers say they started looking into aspirin after noticing that many coronavirus patients develop blood clots.

Aspirin is known to be able to prevent blood clotting.

Scientists say more research is needed.