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Are We Finally Going To Get Our Lives Back? The Anti-Viral, Anti-COVID Pill Might Just Be Able To Do That

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WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 30 — Are we on the verge of a return to life the way it was before COVID? Three major drug companies say we might get pretty close to normalcy with anti-viral pills they are testing.

Pfizer, Merck, Roche, and its partner, Atea Pharmaceuticals, each report that their clinical trials show promise and that their anti-viral pills could be authorized for use within a matter of months, perhaps by the end of the year or soon thereafter. Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Pardes Biosciences, Japan’s Shionogi & Co Ltd, and Novartis AG are also in the race to develop an oral anti-viral medication.

The Financial Times [FT] has a comprehensive report on anti-virus research:

  • “Merck’s tablet, called molnupiravir, would be taken within five days of Covid-19 symptoms emerging, twice a day for five days. It is in phase-3 trials, and the company expects to have data by the end of this year. Merck has also started household trials of molnupiravir in people who do not have coronavirus but are living with someone who does.”
  • “Pfizer is also carrying out late-stage trials of its anti-viral tablet. The company is studying two anti-virals — a tablet that can be taken at home and an intravenous infusion for patients suffering from more serious diseases. The medicines work by blocking the activity of the Covid protease, an enzyme that the virus needs in order to replicate in the body.”
  • “In Europe, Swiss pharma company Roche is working with Atea Pharmaceuticals on an oral anti-viral it believes has dual potential: to treat people with Covid-19 and prevent illness in people who have been exposed to the virus. Initial results in hospitalized patients with moderate Covid-19 and at high risk of poor outcomes “indicated a rapid and sustained anti-viral activity against Sars-Cov-2, with no new or unexpected safety results”, the company said.”

The experts stress that tablets are no substitute for vaccinations. However, Dr. Andrew Pavia, chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah, says, “There will be people who will have lost immunity or refuse to get vaccinated or who are at very high risk for whom having an effective treatment could be lifesaving.”

So far, the trials of Merck’s anti-viral version of the pill show enough promise that Robert Davis, the company’s CEO, says phase three of its clinical trials should be completed shortly and that Merck could be applying for Emergency Use Authorization [EUA] from the Food and Drug Administration before the end of December. Pfizer and Roche-Atea, too, maybe seeking an EUA soon, as well. Thus, it is possible, if not likely, that there will soon be a pill to treat those who have been diagnosed with COVID, preventing symptoms from developing after exposure.

Kaiser Family Foundation’s Health System Tracker reports that “despite the availability of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, vaccination rates have lagged, particularly in some states and among younger people. As of early September 2021, 25% of adults over the age of 18 in the U.S. remain unvaccinated for COVID-19. As a result of lagging vaccinations and the more infectious delta variant, COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are on the rise again.”

The CDC tells us that the unvaccinated are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated. This has overwhelmed many hospitals.

Thus, an anti-viral COVID pill can be a game-changer, allowing those who are infected with the virus to be treated outside of hospitals by keeping the disease from progressing and, thus, preventing hospital trips. As he put it: “We’re looking for something I could give everyone in an urgent care setting who comes in with exposure or a positive test. An easy, oral, safe drug.”

Dr. Nathaniel Erdmann, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, says, “We’re looking for something I could give everyone in an urgent care setting who comes in with exposure or a positive test. An easy, oral, safe drug.”

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Tom
1 month ago

I can’t believe AMAC would alow this Big Pharmaceutical company propaganda sheet to be published here. Hey AMAC how much were you paid for publishing this BS.

This new miracle drug was not tested against Ivermectin. If anyone cares to ask why it because Ivermectin is better at treating and prevention of the virus. The Merc 10 day treatment plan has been stated as seven hundred dollars per treatment. Ivermectin cost around one hundred dollars for a ten day treatment which is high due to price gouging by pharmacy outlets.

Now do you trust a Noble prize winning drug with a decades long safety record or another new experimental drug from corrupt Big Pharmaceutical Companies. Look up Project Veritas about Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer and HHS.

According to CDC VAERS 16,000 have died unnecessarily from the experimental jabs plus whatever number not being reported. Hundreds of thousands have been injured by the experimental jabs. If you or a love one has been injured by the experimental jabs report it to CDC VAERS and get your case number. If you don’t have a number you can not make a claim in Federal vaccine court.

You surrendered you rights when you signed the VOLUNTEER jab sheet at vaccination. You can still report to CDC VAERS for a case number.

Patriot
1 month ago

Fact is, recent Data is showing that majority of new Covid patients are fully vaccinated. I have read numerous articles from Health Ranger reports substantiating this claim.Post injection immunity typically is reduced by 25%, permanently. This has been corroborated by several physicians thru articles on this site and others. With loss of immunity comes Covid varients. Delta variant is being produced by fully vaccinated.

Jeannine Lieberher
2 months ago

I don’t trust anything that these companies will put out. There is already something that is a pill form that has been around for years that we can take. Hopefully the smart people of America knows this.

Judy Hays
2 months ago

Amen.

Eddie Mack
2 months ago

I don’t think the COVID ‘crisis’ will end until the passport precedent is established. That seems to be the ultimate goal of the new order folks.

Rocco
2 months ago

Fear not. For the lord is with us. The great healer.

Judy Hays
2 months ago
Reply to  Rocco

Yes!!! Is that you, pastor Adam??

Teresa
1 month ago
Reply to  Rocco

He is

Phil
2 months ago

How about Ivermectin? You know, something that doesn’t have a patent. What’s that you say? Can’t make any money with it, hmmm. The Big Guy gets his 10percent or it won’t be approved.

Rita
2 months ago

These pills are their version of Ivermectin. They think the people are dumb qnd actually count on that. Main ingredient is an anti-parasitic. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Michael C Coons
2 months ago

I have real concerns about this. This will be a EAU, yet we have two therapeutics that have decades of history as to safety and now almost 2 years of protecting and reversing against the China virus.
If I have a break through of my Moderna vaccine, I will use the MAB available and/or HCQ as Rx by my Doctor.

Charlie
2 months ago

ROFLMMFAO. I want be taking anything associated with the Chinese virus

Cayce
2 months ago

The anti viral is probably ivermectin repackaged. Lol. Definitely hard to trust big oharma and has been since way before this covid debacle.

Blondie
2 months ago

I don’t trust these companies to make anything safe anymore. They have lied to the world about the vaccines. I will trust my immune systems ability to fight viruses as it has for over 60 years. The jig is up, the hoax is over.

Bob
2 months ago
Reply to  Blondie

You are an uneducated idiot!

Charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Look whose talking. Blindly following the demoncrates

Eddie Mack
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Name-calling, insults, mudslinging: This is how the left ‘discusses’ our differences.

Eddie Mack
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Name-calling, insults, mudslinging: That’s how the left ‘discusses’ their differences.

Michael C Coons
2 months ago
Reply to  Blondie

Fully agree. Bob shows his uneducated bias.

PaulE
2 months ago

I expect that the Democrats will find a way to keep the Covid-19 era restrictions in place no matter what happens. They’ll just invent new scare tactics to justify the need to keep as many restrictions in place as possible. They like the power they have and they are loath to give any of that power over the American people up.

Eddie Van Halen
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

This entire “chinese fungus” thing is a part of what was a grand plan to unseat Trump. Keep the voters home and use mail in voting so they can manipulate the votes at the corrupted polling places.
I know one house with 4 adults that got 12 mail-in ballots in Nov. The ( R ) congressman ? Did NOTHING about it.

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Your thoughts are correct.

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