Note: Patients are asked to consult a doctor.
The SPR collaboration has added aspirin to its covid early treatment protocol. New studies have confirmed a strong antiplatelet and anticoagulant effect of aspirin in covid patients (i.e. reducing platelet hyper-reactivity, see figure below), which may help prevent major covid complications such as thrombosis, lung embolism and strokes in high-risk patients.
As an additional effect, intermediate-dose aspirin may also reduce or suppress the signature covid dry cough. This is because the covid dry cough appears to be an ACEI-induced cough mediated by prostaglandins, and aspirin is well known to inhibit prostaglandins and suppress ACEI cough.
The SPR collaboration once again strongly recommends that health authorities implement large-scale early or prophylactic treatment protocols for high-risk covid patients in order to prevent disease progression and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and complications.
Study: Platelet gene expression and function in patients with COVID-19 (ASH Blood)