Science Personified runs but cannot hide from COVID-19

From the UK Deplorables, “Anthony Fauci says that he’s experienced rebound Covid symptoms after taking a Pfizer’s antiviral Paxlovid – which studies now show is NOT effective for people who are vaccinated” (Daily Mail):

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he’s on his second course of Paxlovid after testing positive again for Covid-19

The [CDC] warning noted that none of the reported rebound cases saw patients suffer a severe case of Covid-19, though Fauci described his symptoms as ‘much worse’

Earlier this month, Fauci tested positive for the virus with mild symptoms including fatigue. As his symptoms got slightly worse, Fauci began a five day course of Paxlovid.

Following that course, Fauci said that he tested negative for the virus three days in a row. He decided to test again on the fourth day. The result came back positive.

Biden has propped it up during his 2022 State of the Union address as one of the keys to America’s Covid response, even offering it for free to anyone who tests positive for the virus. At the 2022 State of the Union, Biden said: ‘If you get COVID-19, the Pfizer pill reduces your chances of ending up in the hospital by 90 percent.’

He announced the ‘Test to Treat’ program, where Americans who tested positive for the virus at pharmacies around the country could quickly get a course of the drugs at no cost.

I like that last part the best. A taxpayer getting a medicine that is paid for by taxpayers (i.e., him/her/zir/theirself) is getting it at “no cost”.

6 thoughts on “Science Personified runs but cannot hide from COVID-19

  1. I can see why Fauci might take Paxlovid, given his age.

    Why did Gavin Newsome and Kamala Harris also take Paxlovid?

  2. From (almost) the beginning of this, I have had a kind of “Blind but Guided Faith” in Judith Persichilli, when she said back in March of 2020:

    ‘I’m definitely going to get it. We all are.”

    It’s amazing though: Big Pharma companies like Pfizer and Moderna have completely revamped their image. They’ve gone from being the Red Headed Stepchild Villains of the Media to being tantamount to Holy Saviors, echoing a previous post here.

    I guess it took a while to work out the logistics and all the “ins and outs” of that. Books had to be written. Professors had to publish. Public Health needed to be vastly augmented.

    Aside: At a local store, the VERY out and VERY proud cashier who occasionally wears Pokémon and other Anime hats is still wearing his cloth mask. It’s almost bigger than him!
    He’s a little tiny wisp of a thing, maybe 100 pounds, I think probably a “bottom” in the Lifestyle – but I don’t know for sure. Otherwise he looks healthy, and can’t be more than 25 years old. “Abundance of Caution.” I have a fun time talking with him about Speed Racer from time to time, so at least we have something in common – kinda sorta – and we get along OK.

    Then on NPR the other day I was listening to Terry Gross breathing breathlessly at the British guy/epidemiologist/author who couldn’t stop talking about our future of recurring, overlapping, intersecting epidemics caused in part, of course, by Climate Change.

    I keep trying to connect the dots but I guess I’m just too stupid.

  3. Funny how the guy lampooned by the media for being overly cautious is now the world’s most infected man.

  4. Taxpayers continue to give $billions to Congress’s new favorite corporation for a product that everyone now agrees is useless at best. An inevitable symptom of the new Medical Industrial Complex.

    • Of course we’re simultaneously funding the classic Military Industrial Complex in ever increasing amounts as we shovel weapons into the Ukraine. Let’s see how many complexes the nation can support!

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