I remember when the FDA pushed the swine flu vaccine through, skipping trials and stuff. People flipped out because the companies making the vaccine wouldn't be held responsible for bad side effects due to lack of testing. Seems like the same people are pushing for this to be pushed through now without proper testing. Maybe it does actually help. Who knows.
Actually getting a chance to read the study. It's interesting, but there's some key flaws to point out that need to be addressed. Nothing about severity for the patients. I like that the average timeline of the virus is the same for controls and for treated. There's a clear age difference, but you'd expect it to work against the drug's favor. I just feel like there's so much we don't know about the patients. Were these all moderate cases? Three patients on the drug transferred to the ICU because their symptoms became too severe. Another died even though their nasal swab came back clear. Another became sick on the drug.
So some data from it looks promising, but there's plenty of reason for hesitating.
That's a sick accusation and a disgrace to suggest politicians don't want people to get better. You've fallen for the BS us vs them mentality.
My dear Emma,
I am NOT, nor have I ever been a troublemaker on this board! I, unlike others here, do not enjoy debating those with an obvious agenda! The fact is that the overwhelming majority of patients will benefit from treatment with the drug versus those whom it could hurt!
A few questions, in most cases could separate those two groups and in the end, ensure that those patients whose lives can be be saved by these drugs will be saved! What could make more sense? To run FDA approved clinical tests at a time like this, when people are dying is pure insanity!
The LAST thing dems want is a fast inexpensive treatment before November 3rd.
Once this runs it's course, there will be plenty of time to nit pick perfect cures. Right now, we have to throw ALL the lead we have downrange, even granny's ol' snake eyes. This is an unprecedented disaster, no one living has ever experienced such a thing. We are solving the problem in REAL TIME, on the fly, and sometimes winging it.