Aspirin can prevent coronavirus infection and shorten the duration of the disease.
This conclusion was made by Israeli scientists, reports The Jerusalem Post.
Researchers analyzed data from approximately 10,000 people who were tested for COVID-19 between February 1 and June 30, 2020.
It found that those who regularly take low doses of aspirin are 29% less likely to contract the virus.
“This observation of the possible beneficial effects of low-dose aspirin on COVID-19 infection is preliminary but seems very promising,” said Professor Eli Magen of Barzilai Hospital in Israel.
The researchers also noticed that those who took aspirin and contracted the coronavirus recovered, on average, two or three days faster than those who did not.
Earlier, American scientists have identified a side effect in the form of skin inflammation in the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.