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WHO 'strongly recommends' Pfizer's COVID pill

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By Christophe Vogt

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No thanks!

I'll stick with those repurposed drugs that are equally effective, but have well established safety profiles and extremely low prices.

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A strong immune system seems to be the best against COVID or any viral infections. Natural immunity.

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I'll stick with those repurposed drugs that are equally effective, but have well established safety profiles and extremely low prices.

Unfortunately there is no such thing, drugs like HCQ or ivermecting have been completely discarded after it became clear they offer no benefit against COVID, instead using them can complicate the situation for the patient because of their known toxic effects. It does not matter how cheap something is, if the patient is worse by using it then there is no point in doing it.

A strong immune system seems to be the best against COVID or any viral infections. Natural immunity.

On the contrary, the evidence that the article talks about clearly demonstrate that people under Paxlovid  treatment do better than if just leave things to their immune systems. If what you say was true the patients would have no benefit after treatment.

The antiviral treatments against other viral infections are in the same situation, if something is approved is because there is evidence patients do better while being treated than by just their own immunity.

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@Raw Beer: What 'repurposed' drugs are you talking about? Over 2 years in to the Pandemic and not one 'repurposed' therapeutic has been proven to be of any value whatsoever, other than Dexemethasone in severe/advanced Covid. - Period. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

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A strong immune system seems to be the best against COVID or any viral infections. Natural immunity.

Yes! Nothing beats natural immunity. If your immune system functions properly, it will have no problems handling this virus. People really should be focusing on optimizing their immune system.

On the contrary, the evidence that the article talks about clearly demonstrate that people under Paxlovid treatment do better than if just leave things to their immune systems.

Yes, for people that do not have a properly functioning immune system...

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Yes! Nothing beats natural immunity. If your immune system functions properly, it will have no problems handling this virus. People really should be focusing on optimizing their immune system.

On the contrary, most medical advances beat natural immunity, if a drug (or a vaccine or a treatment) prevents deaths that means it beat the natural immunity. COVIDcan be lethal, even for young people without preexisting conditions. If a treatment can reduce this risk rejecting it is irrational.

People can focus in whatever they want, that is the best part, you can have a healthy lifestyle, be vaccinated and take a medical treatment that has proven to work, this is not like you can only choose one or two options, doing everything means having the best chances, rejecting a treatment for empty prejudices against scientific advancement only means reducing your chances for no logical reasons.

Yes, for people that do not have a properly functioning immune system..

Because that is where the differences are easier to see, having a "properly functioning immune system" is no guarantee COVID will not cause serious health problems or even death, at that point having a drug that improve your chances can be the difference between life and death.

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