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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.






https://www.hhmi.org/news/sars-cov-2-needs-cholesterol-to-invade-cells-and-form-mega-cells

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