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    Default Covid Antiviral Pill Halves Hospitalisations And Deaths Maker Says

    Hannah Devlin
    October 2 2021

    If approved, Merck’s drug would be first simple oral medication shown to be effective against coronavirus


    An antiviral pill was found to cut hospitalisations and deaths by half in patients newly diagnosed with Covid-19, in clinical trial results announced on Friday.
    If approved, the drug made by the US firm Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics would be the first simple oral medication shown to be effective against Covid-19 and a major advance in the fight against the pandemic. Other drugs, such as remdesivir, have been shown to be effective if given early, but all currently approved treatments need to be given as injections or IV infusions.
    Merck said it would apply for emergency use authorisation for the drug in the US within the next two weeks and seek the green light for use in several other countries.

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    "If approved, the drug made by the US firm Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics would be the first simple oral medication shown to be effective against Covid-19 and a major advance in the fight against the pandemic." This is patently untrue. Many doctors have had great success treating Covid with older, tried-and-tested (for general safety) drugs Ivermectin (a Nobel-prize winning drug) and Hydroxychloroquine. For some reason, while some countries have had stunning positive turnarounds in Covid results with Ivermectin (certain areas in India, for example), other countries make it difficult or impossible to get or prescribe. Why?

    For a one-paragraph abstract with info about Ivermectin from PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34466270/
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    Default Re: Covid Antiviral Pill Halves Hospitalisations And Deaths Maker Says

    Why? Probably because there has been peer-reviewed published studies both condemning and confirming each of these approaches. No wonder there's confusion surrounding both. Assuming that one or both are actually effective, the answer lies with the power of America's pharmaceutical industry that simply refuses to acknowledge any competition. Far too many dollars are at stake.
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