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Trial of new COVID treatment yields encouraging results: study

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Good news. Hopefully, effective treatment will help us get rid of the need for vaccinations.

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Why was it originally rejected by the FDA? How much does it cost? Japan currently relies on Lagevrio (not Paxlovid) which have been shown to create new variants.

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Promising, but considering how mild the virus has gotten, many would need to get this injection to prevent one hospitalization. I hope it's cheap, but I doubt it.

Plus, we already have a number of very safe and cheap early treatments that are at least as effective as this one.

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Why was it originally rejected by the FDA?

Other reports give some extra details, but general speaking borderline evidence, lack of interest and invlid criticism from antiscientific sources against everything that was approved by emergency use are important reasons. The FDA ended up not approving several things that could have had usefulness including lambda interferon.

Plus, we already have a number of very safe and cheap early treatments that are at least as effective as this one.

Unfortunately the ones you keep trying to push (HCQ and ivermectin) are the opposite, they offer no benefit and instead subject the patients to extra risks even to their lives, this on the other side have strong scientific evidence of benefit which of course make it a very useful tool specially for patients at high risk of complication, and hopefully it will save a lot of lives.

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Oh, here we go, Raw Beer pushing IVM and HCQ again, despite having been proved rubbish. Give it up.

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