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?
*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.