Skip to comments.Pfizer: Single pill cure for COVID-19 could be available this year
Posted on 05/03/2021 12:45:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Drugmaker Pfizer is currently testing a single pill cure for COVID-19, and if all goes well, the drug could be available this year.
The drug, called PF-07321332, is currently in a Phase One clinical trial with healthy adults.
According to the Telegraph, the protease inhibitor may be available as soon as this year.
The pill was unveiled at the American Chemical Society Spring 2021 meeting in early April. The drug works by targeting the main protease of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. By inhibiting the protease, the drug prevents the virus from reproducing itself within the body.
CDC changes distancing guidelines for schools to 3 feet with masks Mikael Dolsten, Pfizer’s chief science officer, said in a press release that the pill could be prescribed “at the first sign of infection” without requiring critical care or hospitalization.
“For the foreseeable future, we will expect to see continued outbreaks from COVID-19,” Charlotte Allerton, Pfizer’s head of medicine design, told C&EN. “And therefore, as with all viral pandemics, it’s important we have a full toolbox on how to address it.”
Protease inhibitors are currently used to treat HIV around the world.
Will it make your penis grow an inch longer as well?
A.K.A the final solution.
Probably added sugar to Ivermectin.....
Suicide by pill.
You can’t CURE a virus. You can eradicate a bacterial infection. Viruses have to be dealt with naturally by the body. It’s the whole reason there’s no “cure for the common cold.” The common cold is a... wait for it... virus.
Code name: Hydroxychoroquine
In theory there could be one someday.
I don’t even want to think of the physiological ramifications of this.
But, you still need to wear masks and schools cannot open forcing teachers to actually work.
Yes, repackaged ivermectin.
We have closed our country for a virus with a 99.97 recovery rate.. I know seniors that had it.. fatigue and fever for 2 days.. it is the flu
Actually, the common cold is caused by any of over 200 different viruses from multiple families. The reason there isn’t a cure is because any cure would either involve a broad spectrum treatment that works against all 200+ viruses or it would involve identifying the specific causal agent and having a specific cure for each of over 200 different ones. Either would be extremely expensive. Nobody’s going to pay $30,000 to cure or prevent a cold.
And yes you can treat a viral infection. We have antiviral drugs for all sorts of viral infections. They typically work either by inhibiting viral replication or some other critical viral function. And the overall effect is the same as using antibiotics for a bacterial infection: you reduce the ability of the pathogen to operate in the body until the body can clear the infection. Antibiotics don’t magically make all the bacteria disappear; they reduce the infection to a point that the body can overwhelm it.
The molecule this therapeutic is based on was developed back in 2003 to treat the SARS outbreak, but shelved because SARS disappeared before they could produce a drug. Developing a drug for a disease that is effectively extinct doesn’t make much financial sense. BUT imagine if they had continued and had a drug ready when COVID hit. It might have been one of the most profitable drugs in history. Of course, that assumes it really works.
Shrink an inch
That may be the reason for Melinda dumping evil Bill Gates.
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