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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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    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
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    What is sensical about limiting the means available for defense of self and country, when those with real criminal intent will ignore that law anyway, and where is the sense in surrendering the means of having last resort power over your government should it decide to ignore it's constitutional limits?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
    "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Unless you just can't stand the idea of "ni**ers" teaching white kids.


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    Address the topic, not other posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Do not derail my thread. Focus on the topic, not on me.
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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?
    "When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Unless you just can't stand the idea of "ni**ers" teaching white kids.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I asked you a question ass clown. Is this about vaccines? You think anti-vaxers are Trump supporters?
    TURNIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I asked you a question ass clown. Is this about vaccines? You think anti-vaxers are Trump supporters?
    Hey shitbreath


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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Oh just noticed that there's another thread on this. My apologies.
    No worries. We can merge if you prefer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    No worries. We can merge if you prefer.
    That's okay. Seems posters like this one better. LOL. Thanks anyway. If Micawber wants it merged, I wouldn't mind. There is no ban list anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    That's okay. Seems posters like this one better. LOL.
    Posters like you better, that's for sure.
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