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Drugmaker Shionogi applies for oral COVID pill approval in Japan


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Open the gates already.

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good effort to stop all of this covid craze...

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Cash grab eh? Perhaps the world should stop making medicines that save lives.

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I'll take it! I promise to swallow it too (-; Just give me my vaxx papers.

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The problem with all of these new treatments is they require a confirmed covid infection by positive test. Huge rate limiting factor with how Japan handles testing.

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And the are most effective when taken as soon as possible. So even if you do get a test, in Japan by the time you get a test and the result, you're already 4-5 days into the infection.

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People are still dying of COVID, and that is likely to continue. But I guess any improvements should be welcomed.

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There are two free testing centers in my area. I have had no trouble now getting tested regularly

so how does Japan handle testing?

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Unfortunately it will be next to useless in Japan. It is next to impossible to schedule a test within a week of symptom onset, let alone getting the results within 5 days

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In addition to this and many other highly effective therapeutics, there's a nasal spray from a Canadian company, SaNOtize Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray, that's 99% effective if Japan is interested.

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Sounds promising and more effective than the vaccines. What are the active ingredients?

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moonwatcherFeb. 26  09:03 am JST

Cash grab eh? Perhaps the world should stop making medicines that save lives.

If this is another way to get people vaxxed, I say GO FOR IT. You can maybe grind these pills and spike the drinks of these Covidiots with it. Just a suggestion.

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