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The US has been hard hit by COVID. Americans have been treated medically according to the recommendations of NIH, CDC and FDA. The backbone of therapy has been vaccines. Few Americans outside of hospitals have received therapeutics drugs. Many experts feel that repurposed therapeutic drugs should have been the backbone of the US strategy, rather than experimental vaccines. So far the results of “vaccines or nothing” has been far from a total success. Safe, Cheap, FDA approved therapeutic drugs that were available would have crushed the pandemic not just in the US but all over the world. Instead the US has embarked on a costly, dangerous strategy using little but vaccines for prevention. Top virologists warn of impending disaster unless we switch from vaccines to therapeutics. Top Virologists Warnings
NIH has been involved in testing a number of therapeutics including convalescent plasma and drug company products, especially monoclonal antibodies. They sponsored Gilead’s remdesivir for hospitalized patients and gave it an EUA...
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