The researchers had hoped to find evidence that aspirin could help corona disease at risk of developing clots in the blood vessels.
But they found that aspirin did not help prevent deaths.
The Oxford University study was part of a broader “recovery” experiment, which aims to investigate various possible treatments for people infected with the coronavirus.
The study included 15,000 coronavirus patients who required hospitalization, and about half of the patients were given 150 milligrams of aspirin per day, compared to the other half who received usual medical care.
The study concluded that “there is no evidence that aspirin treatment reduces mortality, there is no significant difference between the two groups, as about 17 percent of both groups died in hospital after 28 days of treatment.”