Take Your Statins

Dr. John Campbell on Chinese Wuhan Covid virus treatments. Short form: Statins reduce risk of dying in hospital by 42%, dexamethasone by 35%.

Looks like in general anti-inflammatory drugs are helpful.

Remdesivir does not reduce mortality but shortens symptomatic phase by a couple of days (among the survivors…)

Unfortunately, he just believes the “study” so cites the halt of hydroxychloroquine used wrong study as evidrnce it doesn’t work.

Then there’s several other drugs in testing phase.

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7 Responses to Take Your Statins

  1. YMMV says:

    https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/could-statins-reduce-the-severity-of-covid-19–67629
    “We have known for a long time that statins do more than lower cholesterol”
    “Along with reducing inflammation, statins might also prevent blood clots”
    “lower levels of cholesterol can prevent viruses from successfully entering cells”
    “could directly affect the virus particle”

    Hints of good effects against covid, but WHO turned down doing a trial on it.

  2. Another Ian says:

    But

    “HCQ+ Works! Good news on Covid19 treatments”

    http://joannenova.com.au/2020/06/weekend-unthreaded-316/#comment-2343306

  3. cdquarles says:

    As I expected, steroids are a mixed bag. For some, they’re great. For others, they make things worse. If steroids are used, keep your eye on the response. And note, it’ll not necessarily be clear what is or is not working when drug cocktails get used, almost regardless of which ones are in the mix. (Studies will almost always be on the small side and use poor statistics; so expect studies to conflict.)

  4. YMMV says:

    My comment here went into moderation and has not reappeared.
    Did I use the D-word, about WHO not approving a trial on this drug?

  5. Ian W says:

    Unfortunately, HCQ/Zinc/Antibiotic was too cheap and too successful and would have meant that the vaccine market would have fallen over and the lockdowns stopped; so it had to be shot down even if it required the Lancet publishing a completely fake paper that had obviously never had a serious review. BUT the vaccine market loved the paper especially as FDA removed HCQ from its special approval status based on the fake paper.
    The reason for the mutterings about ‘antibodies may not give long term protection’ that surfaces as a ‘by rote codicil’ to any discussion, is to ensure that not only will everyone ‘need’ (cough) a vaccination for COVID-19 they will also require an annual booster – so everyone involved becomes as rich as Croesus including the current set of bureaucrats in FDA/CDC/NIH who will revolving door into pharma.
    In the mean time – stay sufficient in vitamin D, zinc and eat a brazil nut a day for selenium and your innate immune system should be strong enough to prevent infection.

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    @YMMV:

    WordPress uses your ID plus your IP address to identify folks I’ve approved. Sometimes a reconnection event at your ISP results in an IP# change , so now WP thinks you are a new person I’ve never approved before.

    This usually bites folks who comment from many places as each needs to be approved separately until the list is complete.

    Or maybe it’s something else….

  7. philjourdan says:

    Doing Red Yeast Rice. My mom told me about them, and CD validated it was a natural Statin.

    Only natural for me! NOne of that manufactured stuff! ;-)

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