posted ago by Jalapeno_gringo ago by Jalapeno_gringo +25 / -2

My wife tested positive for the rona. I'm pretty sick myself. She went to the doctor and was prescribed PAXLOVID, I noticed it states "for use under Emergency Use Authorization". I refuse to be tested and day 3 it just feels like the flu to me, and not the worst I've felt. Ant comments will be well received, my wife will wait 2 hours before taking a dose to see what can be learned

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barwhack 3 points ago +3 / -0

Antivirals are not for the weak-of-heart STS. They are sickening drugs that interfere with DNA replication, as a means to destroy viruses faster than they destroy you. They are more kin to chemotherapy [1] than to medication [2]. Some do work, but you won't feel good while they work...

[1] guiding principle: relative harm versus disease

[2] guiding principle: minimize harm versus patient