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Corvid booster and jabs

onebigvoice
onebigvoice Member Posts: 217 Courageous
edited November 8 in Coffee lounge
I have noticed this today not sure when it will become available instead of needle?
  
BBC News
First pill to treat Covid gets approval in UK
The tablet - molnupiravir - will be given twice a day to patients recently diagnosed with the disease,

  Well another one to try to beat this bug, lets hope with this and what we have that we don't let our guard down and open up the economy to soon to pay for some thing that has the potential to start again anywhere. 

Comments

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,914 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    From my understanding this isn't anything to do with the jabs or booster but is a pill to treat the condition if diagnosed 

    It may be better if you change the title of your post to avoid confusion 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,079 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 8
    As above, the link say,'' The tablet - molnupiravir - will be given twice a day to vulnerable patients recently diagnosed with the disease.''
    Later, those patients are confirmed, "It seems likely that it will be restricted for use by those at highest risk of disease complications - for example older adults with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes or cancer."
    So, not instead of the vaccine, but rather for some older patients as soon as possible after a diagnosis of Covid-19 has been confirmed.
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Member Posts: 217 Courageous
    Yes, I am sorry I didn't explain it was not an "instead of "  but the way things are going forward this wont be long.
      Sorry if I caused confusion.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser Posts: 593 Pioneering
    Hi all, 

    Thanks for sharing the information you found with us @onebigvoice. What does everyone think about the pill?
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,675 Disability Gamechanger
    The last I read they were still doing test on this.
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,079 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 10
    Lagevrio (molnupiravir) has been approved for use the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced on 4th Nov. Please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-oral-antiviral-for-covid-19-lagevrio-molnupiravir-approved-by-mhra
    NB. 'Lagevrio is not intended to be used as a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19.'
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Member Posts: 217 Courageous
    Well about a week ago I had the booster or third jab.  What next?

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