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    Default A pill to treat Covid-19: 'We're talking about a return to, maybe, normal life'

    Within a day of testing positive for covid-19 in June, Miranda Kelly was sick enough to be scared. At 44, with diabetes and high blood pressure, Kelly, a certified nursing assistant, was having trouble breathing, symptoms serious enough to send her to the emergency room.

    When her husband, Joe, 46, fell ill with the virus, too, she really got worried, especially about their five teenagers at home: "I thought, 'I hope to God we don't wind up on ventilators. We have children. Who's going to raise these kids?"

    But the Kellys, who live in Seattle, had agreed just after their diagnoses to join a clinical trial at the nearby Fred Hutch cancer research center that's part of an international effort to test an antiviral treatment that could halt covid early in its course.

    By the next day, the couple were taking four pills, twice a day. Though they weren't told whether they had received an active medication or placebo, within a week, they said, their symptoms were better. Within two weeks, they had recovered.

    "I don't know if we got the treatment, but I kind of feel like we did," Miranda Kelly said. "To have all these underlying conditions, I felt like the recovery was very quick."

    The Kellys have a role in developing what could be the world's next chance to thwart covid: a short-term regimen of daily pills that can fight the virus early after diagnosis and conceivably prevent symptoms from developing after exposure.

    "Oral antivirals have the potential to not only curtail the duration of one's covid-19 syndrome, but also have the potential to limit transmission to people in your household if you are sick," said Timothy Sheahan, a virologist at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill who has helped pioneer these therapies.

    Antivirals are already essential treatments for other viral infections, including hepatitis C and HIV. One of the best known is Tamiflu, the widely prescribed pill that can shorten the duration of influenza and reduce the risk of hospitalization if given quickly.


    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/27/healt...ner/index.html

    Think the anti-vaxxers will go for it?
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    two words in that article perfectly describe the lunacy of leftie mentality...........'light pollution'
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    NOISE isn't pollution, twit. it's simply a disturbance. the continual redefinition of words because a group of people feel threatened is among the stupidest things you fuckers have handed down to younger generations

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    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
    Link?
    "Where the people fear the govt. you have tyranny. Where the govt. fears the people you have liberty."

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    I can bump your thread. We can have competing threads on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    Link?
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    two words in that article perfectly describe the lunacy of leftie mentality...........'light pollution'
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    McSlobber ignores me. I'll post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    McSlobber ignores me. I'll post here.
    I think my thread is better anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    I think my thread is better anyway.

    Agreed, but the bar is pretty low. No offense.
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    Does the pill happen to be called Ivermectin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Think the anti-vaxxers will go for it?
    Is it a vaccine?

    A lie doesn't become the truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good just because it is accepted by a majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    This is good news. Will the anti-vaxxers go for it?
    It's an alternative. My sister won't though. She's ready to die.
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    Do not derail my thread. Focus on the topic, not on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Does the pill happen to be called Ivermectin?
    If it helps, sure why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Do not derail my thread. Focus on the topic, not on me.
    I asked you a question ass clown. Is this about vaccines? You think anti-vaxers are Trump supporters?
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