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Old 11-06-2021, 05:27 PM   #301
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Pfizer Says Its Antiviral Pill Is Highly Effective in Treating Covid
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Pfizer announced on Friday that its pill to treat Covid-19 had been found in a key clinical trial to be highly effective at preventing severe illness among at-risk people who received the drug soon after they exhibited symptoms, making it the second antiviral pill to demonstrate efficacy against Covid.

The drug appears to be more effective than a similar offering from Merck, which is awaiting federal authorization. Pfizer’s pill, which will be sold under the brand name Paxlovid, cut the risk of hospitalization or death by 89 percent when given within three days after the start of symptoms.

Pfizer said an independent board of experts monitoring its clinical trial recommended that the study be stopped early because the drug’s benefit to patients had proved so convincing. The company said it planned to submit the data as soon as possible to the Food and Drug Administration to seek authorization for the pill to be used in the United States.

“The results are really beyond our wildest dreams,” said Annaliesa Anderson, a Pfizer executive who led the drug’s development. She expressed hope that Paxlovid “can have a big impact on helping all our lives go back to normal again and seeing the end of the pandemic.”

........Pfizer said it expects to be able to produce enough pills for more than 180,000 people by the end of this year and for more than 21 million people in the first half of next year. Merck, too, has said it plans to ramp up production over the next year.

The government expects to pay about $700 per treatment course for both drugs, the official said.

The treatment consists of 30 pills given over five days. That includes 10 pills of ritonavir, an old H.I.V. drug, which helps Pfizer’s drug remain active in the body longer.
Awesome news from our pharma industry. With a big ramp-up of production planned for early 2022. Main drawbacks at first appear to be cost (kinda), and the inconvenience of 6 pills a day for close to a week.
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Great news, I imagine the 6 pills a day is a start number that will be optimized.
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Old 11-06-2021, 09:10 PM   #303
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Awesome news from our pharma industry. With a big ramp-up of production planned for early 2022. Main drawbacks at first appear to be cost (kinda), and the inconvenience of 6 pills a day for close to a week.
That’s good news!! 6 pills a day is a lot but a small price to pay if it means it will save your life. I remember when I had a serious eye infection (ocular herpes to be exact) I almost lost that eye but for the first week or so I had to take like 3-4 different eye drops every hour all day long plus some pills. Looking back at that, 6 pills doesn’t seem like a big deal.
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be glad they’re not suppositories
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:53 PM   #305
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Sounds like a steroid regimen
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Old 11-08-2021, 06:26 PM   #306
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Got shot #3 today.

How was everyone else’s reaction to the booster ? Besides faster internet and satanic horns growing out of top of head ?
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Old 11-08-2021, 06:52 PM   #307
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I got the booster on Thursday. Ive had Moderna for all 3. The booster side effects were maybe only half as bad as the 2nd dose was for me. Mild aches and fever that lasted about a day. I wasn’t nearly as fatigued either.

I did try and drink a lot more water this time around, and started on Tylenol right away this time, so maybe that helped.

All in all not too bad. I was still able to work Friday, and I’m glad to have it done.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:14 PM   #308
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J&J for me first time around. No reaction for about the first 24 hours, and then flu-like symptoms for about 36 hours after that. Sore arm for about a week. All in all I'm very happy with their one-doser

Had a Moderna boost a few weeks ago, no real side effects to mention.
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Old 11-08-2021, 07:52 PM   #309
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Pfizer 2 was worse than 3 which was a little worse than 1.

Like the Rocky movies.
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Pfizer 2 was worse than 3 which was a little worse than 1.

Like the Rocky movies.
Hopefully we never have to go for Pfizer 4.

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Hopefully we never have to go for Pfizer 4.







If he dies, he dies.
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If he dies, he dies.


Throw the damn towel!
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I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you can get vaccinated, and I can get vaccinated, we can all get vaccinated.
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woah - what if we get Rocky to fight Trump so that he can end the cold civil war the same way he ended the actual cold war?
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I guess what I'm trying to say is, if you can get vaccinated, and I can get vaccinated, we can all get vaccinated.
"Pfizer...Pfizer...Pfizer...Pfizer"
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Well my uncle is dead from COVID.

Thanks unvaccinated. Really appreciate you keeping the virus alive and vital far longer than it needed to be.

FOAD.
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Very sorry to read that, Irvine.

I lost some older family members at the very beginning of the pandemic. It was a confusing time back then. What’s happening *now* is unconscionable. Your anger is justified.
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Well my uncle is dead from COVID.

Thanks unvaccinated. Really appreciate you keeping the virus alive and vital far longer than it needed to be.

FOAD.
Really sorry to hear that Irvine. My condolences. I lost my aunt to covid last year she died after she made an initial recovery after a coma. It’s heart breaking but more so now that there are vaccines available which many morons refuse to take. It really does suck!
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Oh, damn. I'm so sorry, Irvine. Condolences to you and your family.
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Thanks unvaccinated. Really appreciate you keeping the virus alive and vital far longer than it needed to be.

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Damn.

Sorry to hear that. Agree with DeVaul that your anger is justified. We should not be dealing with this thing at such a level nearly 2 tears in, we should adopt the Austrian model of locking down the unvaxxed and see how many people suddenly have a change of heart.
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