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Old 01-17-2023, 11:15 AM   #1
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Paxlovid and other covid treatments.

XBB1.5 The most infectious variant to date is becoming dominant in the US. Yet, it seems people are not taking covid seriously anymore. So we have to be even more on-guard. The Jama article below shows we need to be self-inform.

All of the currently (1/17/23) available antibody based regimens do not work against it.

I hope that you have received the bi-valent vaccine booster shot. Limited current data seems to indicates Moderna is better than Pfizer. Regardless, bi-valent booster shot from both Pfizer and Moderna work better as compared to previous booster against XBB1.5.

Note that screening checklist below includes drugs that interact with Paxlovid.



Getting Treated (Paxlovid) for COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be This Difficult


PAXLOVID Patient Eligibility Screening Checklist Tool for Prescribers


COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines


The XBB1.5 COVID-19 variant: 7 questions, answered


"...5. Why should cancer patients and their caregivers pay particularly close attention to XBB1.5?

XBB1.5 is highly transmissible — and possibly the most transmissible subvariant so far, based on lab studies. That’s due to the specific mutations this one acquired, which make it much more contagious..."
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