Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, we have seen science and especially medicine and pharmaceuticals make strides towards a positive future. A future where hopefully COVID-19 is a thing of the past.
We currently have three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson and one of them, Pfizer, is actually FDA approved, which is amazing, to say the least. With all these advancements and the amount of work, people have put into making it so we can have a future.
The people who have worked in labs to help develop the vaccines have been taking it one step further. How you might ask? By inventing a pill which will have similar effects as the COVID-19 vaccine. It is currently seeking approval for us in the United States and, if it is approved, it will become the first oral antiviral COVID-19 drug.
I really think that this is a great leap in medicine and will hopefully encourage people to be more open to the idea of a preventative measure if it is in pill form. I think that this would mean it would be easier for countries who have not received the vaccine or are having a hard time to encourage people to get it. Places like Africa, most of Asia and even Eastern Europe have very low vaccination rates and maybe this pill would be able to help combat fears or maybe just a lack of resources as a pill would be easier to administer in many places as it would be easier to transport and those giving it out would not need a completely new needle every time. Needles can get costly and I think overall the pill would be more cost-effective in many areas.
I also think this would be great for countries that are not as developed as others as this would mean fewer hospitalizations for people. For instance, Vietnam has a lower human index rating and they also have one of the highest death counts since the pandemic has started. I think this pill would offer a lower death rate, fewer hospitalizations, as well as they. would be easier to access in areas with fewer resources and lower developmental indexes. The development of this pill is revolutionary.
Overall, I am really pleased with this development and I am really excited to see where it goes. I think it will encourage more people to give the COVID prevention a chance and will really expose how important it is to take safety measures during these unprecedented times. I think that everyone should get vaccinated and that if this is what will help people to take preventative, then so be it. Just so long as people learn to recognize the importance of being safe and really understanding how serious this is affecting our world. Many people have died and many more will die if people continue to brush off the pandemic as something unimportant. I urge you to get vaccinated if you have not yet and to mask up when required.