As you probably know by now, there are a lot of people who don’t agree to take the covid shots due to their potential side effects. People have been calling such individuals anti-vaxxers, although the definition is not quite correct.
These people are not against vaccines in general, but they are only suspicious about the novel vaccines which have not been tested for a long enough time, in their opinion. More publications have already addressed the potential side effects that vaccines have.
Now, Slate.com is addressing a potential solution for people who don’t trust the vaccines – the covid pills.
They recently posted an article called “Will Anti-Vaxxers Take the New COVID Treatment Pills?”.
The article begins by noting that on their own, vaccines haven’t been enough to end the pandemic—thanks primarily to hesitancy and the lack of global availability—so the public health toolkit needs something new.
Two pills for treating/preventing covid
The very same article notes that Pfizer and Merck have both produced antivirals for covid that are expected to receive FDA approval in the near future.
“The pills are five-day treatment courses that, according to clinical studies, dramatically reduce the risk of hospitalization and death,” the notes reveal.
More than that, it’s been also revealed that they’re also easier for patients to take than the primary, currently available treatments for covid: “monoclonal antibodies and remdesivir, which are delivered through infusion or injection in a clinical setting.”
It’s also important to note the fact that both pills are being tested to see if they can prevent infection, too.
“These all complement the vaccines.”
This is what David Carlisle, the president of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science said.
He continued and said the following:
“for the vaccines prevent the risk of acquisition of the infection and these treatments prevent people from getting sicker once they get the infection. And so both are very good and very important. And it’s certainly nice that we have two more highly effective arrows in the quiver against COVID-19.”
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