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Old 2021-10-28, 20:04   #8
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Originally Posted by firejuggler View Post
What about the pills (by Merck) that are announced for december, I think?
These *could* replace the vaccine
Pills are doing nothing if one doesn't have covid - they are for treatment.
They will help disease progression and the diseased person (a sampled person from population) might die less frequently - but it will not be a walk in the park. Do not get sick; do not wait to get sick either.

Vaccination is not a disease but prepares the immune system to fight off the arriving infection.

Hypothetical comparison with tetanus (* I am not a specialist in tetanus ): Not getting a vaccine for tetanus just because there is a drug for when one will have tetanus - is not good. Consider that with that drug the person might survive but will have constant neuropathic pains in legs for the rest of their life, or stay alive and paralyzed? Not a good thing.
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