December 3, 2021

May There Be a Non-Vaccine COVID Treatment?

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There may very well be one other line of protection towards COVID-19 on the medical horizonโ€”one which doesnโ€™t contain taking horse treatment and even vaccine boosters.

In response to Scott Gottlieb, creator of Uncontrolled Spread, former FDA commissioner, and a member of Pfizerโ€™s board of administrators, there are three promising drugs in growth to assist deal with COVID like โ€œTamiflu for influenza,โ€ he tells Molly Jong-Quick on the newest episode of The New Abnormal. After all, vaccines are the easiest way to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19 and forestall severe an infection and hospitalization, however the extra safety, the higher.

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โ€œSo when youโ€™re uncovered to COVID, you can take a tablet and it could possibly stop you or cut back your probabilities of getting COVID,โ€ explains Gottlieb. โ€œThere are three which can be in additional superior growth: a drug by Pfizer, in part three research, a drug by Merck, which appears very promising, additionally in part three research, and one other one by Roche thatโ€™s a bit of additional behind any considered one of these medication.โ€

It sounds nice, however we nonetheless must take care of the surging Delta variant, and which means getting extra folks, and children, vaccinated. When is that going to occur? Molly desires to know. Gottlieb initiatives later this fall. He additionally doesnโ€™t suppose we must be too invested within the Biden administration sending vaccines abroad.

โ€œTheyโ€™re going to need to hedge towards the unknown, you already know, a brand new variant coming alongside the inhabitants. In order a matter of nationwide safety, the doses which were secured by the administration are going to be stored by the administration.โ€

Eric Boehlert, founder and editor of, additionally joins the present to debate how the media coated Trump voters in comparison with how they cowl President Joe Bidenโ€™s.

โ€œThe press, you already know, they beat themselves up after Trump received; they felt like they missed the story. And they also went on to do these orgies of Trump voter tales,โ€ Boehlert explains. โ€œSo now now we have a Democrat. Why donโ€™t you, like, return the favor? Why arenโ€™t we consistently getting updates and listening to the voices of individuals of colour, in addition to everybody else who gave 80 million votes?โ€

Plus! Emily Ramshaw of The nineteenth Information paints a grim image of the โ€œabortion tourismโ€ set to ramp up in states round Texas.

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