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.
Of course no drug is with out risk, especially when considering other drug interactions. But KNOWING this already is a milestone in getting these trials started ASAP. We know so much about these drugs already, we are simply trying to discover it effectiveness in treating a different condition.