Statins reduce Covid-19 deaths (-32% less risk of death, -19% to -41%)…but only for people with CVD (cardiovascular disease) or hypertension (high blood pressure).
And perhaps the most exciting thing about the polypill can be effective in many other conditions, including diabetes, depression, asthma, chronic respiratory disease.
Statins are known to have anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties; furthermore, lipid metabolism has been implicated in the pathogenesis of the SARS-CoV-2 virus
A growing amount of data shows that intense inflammation, blood clots, and stroke are some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. Statins decrease cholesterol, inflammation, reduce blood clots and prevent damage to endothelial tissue, the thin layer of cells that line blood vessels and other organs.
Use of statins is associated with a reduced risk of mortality among individuals with Covid-19