Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Possible Role of Statins in a Flu Pandemic

The good news: this winter’s wave of flu cases has finally started to decline. The bad news: high-mortality, novel strains of influenza continue to arise (e.g. H7N9), raising the specter of a major pandemic if they acquire greater transmissibility from person-to-person.

A recent online article here discusses the possible use of statins to reduce mortality in a pandemic scenario, and includes comments by one of our AJP-Lung Associate editors, Dr.Lester Kobzik. 
AJP-Lung has been contributing to the scientific progress on this topic, with a review and several relevant articles in 2013 alone: 







What do you think about this?  Care to tell us in the comments? 

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