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A biotech company (owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong), NantWorks, in Southern California is developing a vaccine designed not only to block the COVID-19 virus (as the vaccines that are available now), but also to kill it. It does so by targeting two components of the COVID-19 virus: the nucleocapsid (capsid with the enclosed nucleic acid; core of a virus) and the spike protein (major surface protein that the current COVID-19 vaccine is using to block the virus). In so doing, the vaccine recruits B cells and T cells to recognize and kill the virus. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong said, “You’ve got to kill the virus from outside in by killing the factory. If you can kill that factory, you stop the replication, you stop the transmission, you stop the disease. We are able not only to block the virus, we are able to kill the factory within days.” It is currently under stage I trial and will be administered in pill form, as a booster to the current vaccine. It may be distributed as Z pack, which Shiong calls a T pack, that will be able to help the most remote area in the world, in the video published on March 8, 2021, “New Vaccine Pill Could Be Game Changer in Fight Against COVID-19 | NBCLA“, below:
Researchers at the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine, in El Segundo, California, are testing whether a series of capsules might work as well as existing COVID-19 vaccines. CBS Los Angeles’ Pat Harvey got an exclusive look, in the video published on April 7, 2021, “California research center tests COVID vaccine pills“, below:
In the video published on March 10, 2021, “GOOD QUESTION: Covid vaccine pill“, below:
Molnupiravir, a pill that could stop coronavirus in its tracks, is being tested in clinical trials and, so far, the results look promising — and not just for COVID-19. Researchers hope it will be able to treat other viruses, as well. It’s not yet approved for use in the general public, but early results from clinical trials have researchers hopeful it’ll succeed. Molnupiravir was developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. It’s intended to be taken as early as the first day someone tests positive for COVID-19, essentially freezing the virus from multiplying and, ultimately, mitigating the symptoms in the video published on March 9, 2021, “Anti-viral pill molnupiravir shows promise against COVID, other viruses“, below:
In the video published on March 26, 2021, “New COVID-19 treatment pill could be available this summer“, below:
Johns Hopkins Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Lauren Sauer discusses testing by Pfizer Inc. on a new pill to treat coronavirus, in the video published on March 24, 2021, “Covid-19 Pill a ‘Hopeful’ Treatment Option: John Hopkins“, below:
The FDA has only approved one anti-viral drug for emergency use so far: Remdesivir. It’s been authorized to treat only people with severe Covid cases. Drugmaker Merck is now reporting promising results from a study that tested its experimental Covid pill. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell joins ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to discuss, in the video published on March 9, 2021, “Experimental COvid-19 pill shows promise in preliminary testing“, below:
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