CTT #63: What causes ‘Covid-19 rebound’ after Paxlovid?

box of paxlovid with white and pink versions of pill scattered on top

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently credited the antiviral drug Paxlovid with keeping him out of the hospital. That was after he tested positive a second time for Covid-19. Following a course of Paxlovid pills, Fauci appeared to experience a “rebound” case of Covid-19, stoking fears about the drug.

In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl examine whether Paxlovid treatment is worse than the disease. You’ll find that and all the [time stamped] topics discussed during this show here:

[01:01] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[04:17] Listener question: “What are the facts about ‘rebound COVID’ after people take Paxlovid?”

[06:21] What should we expect from the updated mRNA vaccine coming this fall?

[08:47] How bad was care for patients who went to the hospital for surgery during the height of the pandemic?

[10:51] Are Americans “over” Covid-19, according to polls?

[12:55] What’s new with young kids and Covid?

*This section deals with non-Covid news and events in medicine*

[17:28] What do doctors fear most about the recent SCOTUS decision on abortion?

[26:39] How much does a pregnancy cost in medical bills?

[27:55] Among wealthy nations, the U.S. has had a terrible track record with maternal mortality. What surprising thing happened during the pandemic?

[29:40] The pandemic has made medicine worse in many ways for lower and middle-income families. Are there any national solutions on the table?

[31:40] What about the medical implications of the guns case SCOTUS ruled on recently? What about climate change? Domestic violence? What else is impacting medical care?

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*To ensure the credibility of this program, Coronavirus: The Truth refuses to accept sponsorship, outside funding sources or guests with any financial or personal conflicts of interest.