Statins and Covid (IMAGE) Johns Hopkins Medicine Caption A Johns Hopkins Medicine study of nearly 4,500 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 suggests that statins — medications widely used to control cholesterol — are not helpful in reducing COVID-related mortality or the severity of the illness. Credit Graphic created by M.E. Newman, Johns Hopkins Medicine, using public domain images Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.