Paxlovid can have dangerous interactions with some of the most common medications for cardiovascular disease, including certain statins and heart failure therapies, a new paper warns. [Source: cnn.com]
The take-home message here is that despite what the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe, there is no such thing as a safe drug. Moreover, the dangers of pharmaceutical medications can multiply exponentially when drugs are combined and patients are subjected to what is known as ‘polypharmacy’.
Caution is particularly warranted in the case of drugs and vaccines used against COVID-19. Rushed to market after drastically insufficient testing, their use can result in serious side effects – including death. Fortunately, however, although still unknown to many patients and physicians, effective and safe natural alternatives to COVID-19 drugs and vaccines already now exist.
In 2020 a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical intervention study in patients at advanced stages of COVID-19 documented that high-dose vitamin C can cut the death rate almost in half compared to a control group that received the placebo. Additional research has found that high-dose vitamin D similarly cuts the risk of death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus by 60 percent. These studies form part of what is now an impressive and growing volume of evidence showing that vitamins are powerful health-promoting tools in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
To learn how research carried out by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has demonstrated the efficacy of combinations of plant extracts and micronutrients against the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and its Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Kappa, and Mu variants, see this article on our website.