On the other hand, is a treatment like this safe for someone like me who has very low total cholesterol already? My HDL/LDL ratio is a bit wonky, but my total cholesterol is often at or near the bottom of the reference range and lowering it would potentially put me off the chart.Could it be this simple? A cholesterol drug that makes Covid 19 go away in 5 days? Further studies are still taking place but if this is true there would be no need for a vaccine and Covid would be reduced to be as common as a cold.
A recent study published in Cell Press Sneak Peek found that a simple drug that has been used to lower cholesterol levels could be used to treat COVID-19. The drug is called Fenofibrate (Tricor). Over the last three months, the researchers had focused on the ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 changes...knowridge.com
Still, it would be very interesting if a common, readily available drug could do the job. Is it still in patent protection? My one worry would be that if it is, some pharma exec would go, "Cool, time to hike the price." Think of what "pharm bro" Martin Shkreli (one of those guys who went out of his way to give capitalism a bad name) pulled with Daraprim. But if generics are available, that becomes pretty much impossible.