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Covid: Why are We Continuing to Discriminate?
John: “Where I am going to complain, though. Maybe complaint isn’t the right word, but correct me if I’m wrong. But I’m so tired of seeing what I consider to be false headlines and things that are in the news on a daily basis. There’s an article that just came out in KDVR, Colorado. Doctors sound off on Merck’s pill to treat COVID-19. And essentially, this whole article is about how doctors would love to have some sort of an antiviral pill that they can actually give patients. In other words, they want to be able to treat patients for covid. Now, we already know that you can do that already, Dr. Kelly. But basically what this article gets down to as well. Ultimately, though, we just need to get people vaccinated that’ll be the cure. That’s not true.”
Dr. Kelly Victory: ” No, it’s not true. And this is my issue for the duration of this pandemic. John, I am not anti-vaccine. I’m very pro-vaccine, and I certainly hope that we ultimately are able to create vaccines for lots of viruses, covid being one. But the reality is this is never the singular best approach, particularly when we have a long list of very safe, readily available, very inexpensive drugs that treat COVID. Yet from the beginning of this pandemic, there’s been an absolute refusal to acknowledge it. It’s full of therapeutic nihilism. Just let’s ignore the fact that we have drugs like Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin and vitamin D and zinc and steroids, all of which have tremendous efficacy against code. And instead, let’s only focus on vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. It just defies sense.”
John: “And yet there’s another story that I was reading today and to get to all of the details of it. But Sean Coon, a senior majoring in exercise and sports science at the University of Georgia, passed away on October 11. So just a few days ago after battling covid 19, and then he got pneumonia that happened for about six weeks, but he was fully vaccinated.”
Dr. Kelly Victory: ” I’m not anti-vaccine. But the reality is that these particular vaccines for covid are brand new that had very limited testing. And the reality is you can’t possibly have extensive data on them because they haven’t been around long enough. Okay, start with that. On top of it, we know that they were never intended to prevent someone from contracting covid. The best they can hope to do is decrease the severity of the illness. So we’re seeing huge numbers of what you would call breakthrough cases, meaning people who are fully vaccinated come down with covid anyway. As a result, we know that they can not only get COVID become symptomatic, but they clearly can spread it. And there was a big study just two weeks ago out of the University of California, Davis, showing that vaccinated and unvaccinated people, regardless have the same amount of virus in their noses and throats when they get sick. So there’s really no significant difference in their ability to spread the virus to others, which really begs the question, why are we continuing to discriminate against people who are vaccinated versus unvaccinated?
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