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Covid treatments

Post by jimbob » Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:41 pm

Some promising antivirals - including molnupiravir

https://www.merck.com/news/merck-and-ri ... r-moderat/
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Re: Covid treatments

Post by lpm » Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:05 pm

We tend to talk more about waning vaccine effectiveness than improving treatment.
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Re: Covid treatments

Post by Boustrophedon » Fri Oct 01, 2021 9:53 pm

jimbob wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:41 pm
Some promising antivirals - including molnupiravir

https://www.merck.com/news/merck-and-ri ... r-moderat/
Spotted this today in the news. It seems to work by buggering up RNA replication causing multiple and eventual lethal mutations in the virus.

Is there any RNA replication in mammalian cells? Just how safe is it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molnupiravir
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