Molnupiravir "There is a concern that this will cause long-term mutation effects, even cancer." Proceed With Caution At Your Own Peril" - Merck's COVID 'Super Drug' Poses Serious Health Risks

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"In particular, Raymond Schinazi, a professor of pediatrics and the director of biochemical pharmacology at Emory who studied the drug while it was being developed, and published a number of papers on NHC, the compound that's the active ingredient in the drug. He published a paper that showed the drug can produce a reaction like the one described above, and insisted it shouldn't be given to young people - especially pregnant women - without more data.

Schinazi told Barron’s that he did not believe that molnupiravir should be given to pregnant women, or to young people of reproductive age, until more data is available. Merck’s trials of molnupiravir have excluded pregnant women; the scientists running the trial asked male participants to “abstain from heterosexual intercourse” while taking the drug, according to the federal government website that tracks clinical trials.
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Merck hasn't yet released any data from its animal studies, but the scientists believe that it would take long-term studies to show that the drug is truly totally safe.

"Proceed with caution and at your own peril," wrote Raymond Schinazi, a professor of pediatrics and the director of the division of biochemical pharmacology at the Emory University School of Medicine, who has studied NHC for decades, in an email to Barron’s.

Analysts are already warning that these questions about the drug's safety suggest the reaction in Merck's shares was a little "overblown", to say the least. Investors apparently were so eager for a new "pandemic panacea" (now that the mRNA jabs have proven to be much less effective than advertised) that they didn't ask too many questions about safety, or even question the paucity of data. One analyst for SVB Leerink Dr. Geoffrey Porges described investors' reaction from Friday as "wishful thinking"."
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/proceed-caution-your-own-peril-mercks-covid-super-drug-poses-serious-health-risks


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  • Posted by $ Dobrien 1 week, 6 days ago
    Custom Officials Seize Small Packages of Lifesaving Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine in Chicago While Record Amounts of Fentanyl Continue to Flow Across Southern Border

    Well, the obvious difference is that the Ivermectin and Hydroxy can save your life, while the Fentanyl will kill you if you're stupid enough to take that sh_t! Given those choices, the Commie Democrats are putting all their efforts into confiscating the life saving drugs; however, they do offer somewhat of a choice: take the Fentanyl or the Vaccine, either is OK with the Dems, in that both will lead to your untimely death - which, of course, is the goal here. Citizens out (Covid-19, Vaccine, and/or Fentanyl Deaths), replacements in (Illegal Aliens, "Infidel Killing" Muslim Immigrants) - you know, the standard NWO sh_t! Just evil Democrats working their evil plans! It's time to rid ourselves of Democrats, before all is lost!
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  • Posted by KoEllenKo 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Why would take a fake Ivermectin when you can take the real, Nobel prize winning med, and for much less cost?
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      The cost may be pretty high since it isn't legally available in the US for treatment of COVID (and pharmacists and docs can lose their incomes and possibly be jailed if caught supplying it.) You may have to pay 100 times its normal cost as a result. Even at that price, I'd rather have it than an experimental drug.
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      • Posted by KoEllenKo 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        Doctors can prescribe it. Likely, for another reason.
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        • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          Few will take the risk and, I suspect, the fedgov will be watching those prescriptions very carefully to make examples of those brave few.
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          • Posted by KoEllenKo 1 week, 4 days ago
            Stop paying attention to the fakenews. They lie on purpose. (See Smith Mundt Act repealed by Obama.)
            It's safe. And legal.

            I tried to post the photo here and cannot, of 2 bottles from a Walgreens in the USA with a friend's prescriptions for HCQ and Ivermectin. By the way, Ivermectin received the 2015 Nobel Prize for human medicine.

            Friend said: "There are Brave doctors out there, sometimes you just have to ask them for the Ivermectin or Hydroxychloriquine protocol."
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          • Posted by $ Commander 2 weeks, 1 day ago
            Cousin's sister-in-law contracted legit Covid a week past. Severe symptoms. Afraid of hospitalization under current "protocols". They found a physician in Green Bay, treating with Ivermectin, Hydroxy and Quercetin. I don't know the status of IV vitamin and zinc. I should know more this weekend on outcome.

            Interesting occurrence regarding Ivermectin. One of my group has allergic reactions to bee stings. She was stung 3 days ago and applied Iver topically. No symptoms or swelling 3 hours later.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    How can they even release a drug that might cause cancer and poses a risk of mutation in unborn babies to women. I still remember Thalidomide and the horror it created. Children with a hand where their little arm belonged, etc.
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    • Posted by mhubb 2 weeks, 1 day ago
      not the first time....

      my father-in-law, whom i never met
      was taking a drug for a skin condition

      a possible side effect was blood cancers
      he did of leukemia before i met his daughter
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  • Posted by Lucky 1 week, 6 days ago
    So much for the ethics of big business.
    The free market should be exposing this sort of thing so potential buyers can evaluate options.

    That is not working, how about we bring in just a touch of socialism-
    Set up a government agency to do this checking and approve for release medications only when proved safe and effective?

    You said what!
    Back to the drawing board.
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