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Anti-Inflammatory Meds

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    Posted: April 17 2020 at 8:33pm

Hi all, Please check out this article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2020/03/21/how-does-the-covid-19-coronavirus-kill-what-happens-when-you-get-infected/#617b1c826146

It talks about how pneumonia and inflammation is the final step in illness that gets you. Would anti-inflammatory medication reduce the number of problems for individuals and save lives? 

I tried to post on Reddit but I don't have enough Karma.

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  NO,  NO,  NO!  

Avoid anti-inflammatories (except vitamin D) like the plague itself!  They are statistically shown to INCREASE the death rate.

No one knows why.  I have a theory that they depress the immune system and the fever.  BOTH are needed to fight this dammed bug.  But that is my theory.

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Thanks for telling us! Understood. 

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But wait, Technophobe. Would you recommend Vitamin D? 

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Yes.  The recommended dose - that's all.  Any more is a waste of money, but the minimum dose, just 25 microgrammes, is clinically proven to regulate the immune response.  It helps the immune system to fight infection and protects the rest of the body from 'friendly fire' - also known as inflammation and in the most extreme cases cytokine storm.

Statistically, even with the dearth of data on this disease, it has improved survival rates.


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