I hope not. Merck is the 4th largest drug company on the planet (big pharma) and their CEO made $36 million last year, so I hope not. If you’re a ride or die kinda anti-vaxxer, nows the time to sack up and say no to any experimental treatment authorized for emergency use, right?
These are the same people responsible for Ivermectin, you know.
Merck asks FDA to authorize antiviral Covid pill for emergency use https://t.co/zuGOGWnL5r
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 11, 2021
CNBC: Merck said Monday it has asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of its experimental antiviral pill to treat mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults.
The U.S. drugmaker’s request came after phase three clinical trial data released Oct. 1 showed that the medication – known as molnupiravir – reduced the chances that patients newly diagnosed with Covid would be hospitalized by about 50%.
The drug works by inhibiting the replication of the virus inside the body. Unlike Gilead Sciences’ intravenous drug remdesivir, Merck’s molnupiravir can be taken by mouth. If approved by U.S. regulators, it would be the first pill to treat Covid, a potentially game-changing advancement in the fight against the virus, which is killing an average of more than 1,600 Americans per day.
“The extraordinary impact of this pandemic demands that we move with unprecedented
urgency, and that is what our teams have done by submitting this application for molnupiravir to the FDA within 10 days of receiving the data,” Merck CEO Robert Davis said in a press release.
The pill could be available to Americans by late this year. Merck, which developed the drug with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, said it is actively working with regulatory agencies worldwide to submit applications for emergency use or authorization “in the coming months.”
So this new pill is NOT a vaccine. It’s designed to be taken at home and sold over the counter to reduce serious side effects and prevent death by preventing covid from replicating.
It’s a hot new pill that should be able to save a lot of young lives. Kids under 12 can’t get vaccinated yet and they’re bearing the brunt of all the new infections from contact with other kids from unvaccinated families, in school settings.
It was not meant for Cletus, who refused to get vaccinated.
That’s the story I’m interested in when it comes to this new therapeutic.
How many unvaccinated assholes are going to think this is an alternative to a vaccine? How many of them are going to try to load up on big pharma medication after spending two years tweeting about how putting unproven science into your body is a sin against God or unsafe?
and how many morons are going to argue about other people’s money and margins choosing not to get medicated so they can own the libtards and big pharma?
Lots, I hope. More Merck for the rest of us!
What a dilemma!
If the anti-vaxxer takes the new Merck pill, they’ll live but they’re supporting big pharma and hustling in a “new world order” by giving in to the government’s effort to fill you up with time-release death medication. ON THE OTHER HAND, it’s not a vaccine and you’ll probably live if you take it.
What’s a moron to do??
Drug profiteering is big business but sometimes it’s necessary. Like in a fucking global pandemic and we have 8 months of proof of efficacy but by all means, stay away from solutions based on financial principles.