Along with cutting-edge antibody treatments, President Donald Trump is taking common, everyday drugs to battle COVID-19.
According to a memorandum from White House physician Dr. Sean Conley, Trump is taking “zinc, vitamin D, famotidine, melatonin, and a daily aspirin.” These surprisingly simple and widely recognized over-the-counter medicines may help reduce the severity of the disease, say experts.
According to the New York Post, Dr. Bruce Farber, an infectious disease expert at North Shore University Hospital, said aspirin is a blood thinner and can prevent potentially deadly clotting, a common complication of COVID-19. Researchers performing autopsies on deceased COVID-19 patients reported blood clotting in many organs, according to The Washington Post.
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