Merck’s Covid pill could pose serious risks, scientists warn | Beaufort County Now | Covid pill possible dangers

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Josh Nathan-Kazis at is reporting the following:

"Scientists who have studied NHC, the compound that molnupiravir creates in the body after it is ingested, however, say that Merck needs to be careful.

“Proceed with caution and at your own peril,” wrote Raymond Schinazi, a professor of pediatrics and the director of the division of biochemical pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, who has studied NHC for decades, in an email to Barron’s.

Scientists are split on how serious a risk this is, and in the absence of detailed data on Merck’s animal tests, and long-term human safety data, it’s difficult to know for sure.

The safety concerns suggest that the stock market’s reaction to the positive molnupiravir data on Friday might have been overblown. Shares of Merck jumped 8.4% Friday, while shares of Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna (MNRA) fell 11.4%, and shares of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN), which developed one of the leading monoclonal antibodies for Covid-19, fell 5.7%. Vir Biotechnology (VIR), which developed another of the monoclonal antibodies in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), was down 21.1%.

“It was sort of, in effect, wishful thinking,” says SVB Leerink analyst Dr. Geoffrey Porges of investors’ reactions on Friday.

Investors saw Merck’s pill as a pandemic panacea that would sit in everyone’s medicine cabinet, he says, adding, “that’s just not going to be the case with this drug.” 

Full article here.

Now we are starting to understand why Ivermectin when dosed properly has a higher rate of preventing hospitalization and death is not being allowed, follow the money. 

If you think the govt is looking out for you then ask yourself why with millions and millions of people that have taken Ivermectin with success, the fact that areas in India that gave this inexpensive drug to millions and cleared entire areas of c-19 why our govt won't allow its use for c-19.  Could it also be they don't want the virus under control as it is a method to control we the people.  

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