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Treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anybody else had this email from the NHS?

Important information about new treatments for coronavirus.

The NHS is using new treatments for coronavirus. Your medical records show that you might be suitable for these treatments if a PCR test confirms that you have coronavirus.

These treatments need to be given quickly after you start to feel unwell. They can stop you from getting seriously ill. More information: Treatments for coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS

I’ve cropped the rest of the email off

The new drugs are:

What’s anybody’s thoughts or experiences?

I’ve had same message via text and email.

I had it yesterday by email.

Pam x

Cheetah, I’ve also had this message concerning two new treatments for Covid.

Following the link within the email to the NHS website, I read under the heading “Who can have a COVID-19 treatment” that we (MSers) are considered to be at high risk of becoming seriously ill with Covid. See bullet point 2 “Rare condition affecting the brain or nerves.”

I’m remembering when, about 18 months ago, we did NOT seem to be considered at high risk when it came to priority supermarket delivery slots. So, I guess we’re being better recognised now, or maybe I missed something important along the way… (I’m not always paying attention).

Ben

Yes anyone who is immun suppressed will have this emal. So basically if you have a PCR test positive for covid you will be offered an anti viral which has proven to work against SARS. Molnupravir is the choice for Omicron IT is showing great strides to recovery and could stop you going into hospital. If i was immune suppressed and offered it i would certainly take it.

its only meant to be for immune suppressed according to an aricle i read. or people who are at high risk of having SARS and becoming very sick with it.

This includes some people who have:

  • Down’s syndrome
  • a rare condition affecting the brain or nerves (including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Huntington’s disease or myasthenia gravis)
  • sickle cell disease
  • certain types of cancer
  • HIV or AIDS
  • a severe liver condition (such as cirrhosis)
  • chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4 or 5
  • had an organ transplant
  • certain autoimmune or inflammatory conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease)
  • a condition or treatment that makes you more likely to get infections
  • had certain types of chemotherapy in the last 12 months
  • had radiotherapy in the last 6 months

https://gavingiovannoni.substack.com/p/omicron-covid-19-update Sue posted this link a day or two ago. Read Prof Gs replies to comments on the bottom of the page, dated 19 & 20 Dec.

Ben

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