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SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Needs Cholesterol to Invade Cells and Form Mega Cells

People taking #cholesterol-lowering drugs may fare better than others if they are infected with the novel #coronavirus. A new study hints at why: the virus relies on cholesterol in order to infect cells.

The #SARSCoV2 coronavirus needs cholesterol to invade cells & form mega cells, according to a preprint. The formation of giant, compound cells had been found previously in the lungs of #COVID19 patients.

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