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🚨 Medical Ethics - #MedTwitter 🚨

#Access2Antivirals is poor. We have heard from NHS sources that only 10-16% of the tiny subset of immunosuppressed people who qualify for treatment receive them within 5 days.

This, in itself, is a serious concern. But not the focus today.

1/ NHS  Dear  You have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-1
People are being sent the above email when they *do* qualify for treatment directly from the Covid Medicines Delivery Units (CMDUs).

The Panoramic trial has 450 spaces/day and only 225 doses of Paxlovid (a proven treatment) it is open to Clinically Vulnerable people and 50+.

The Panoramic trial is often heavily oversubscribed especially during times of great need. Whether we need a trial for a treatments proven effective is another question....

The question is:

Is it ethical to prompt someone who qualifies for treatment to apply to this trial?

3/ Thank you for your interest in the PANORAMIC Trial, we are c
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🚨Living with Covid #Access2Antivirals 🚨

Antiviral treatments are available to the 'Severely Immunosuppressed' a subset of the Clinically Vulnerable who remain at high-risk despite up to 5 vaccine doses.

🧡will cover how Vulnerable groups can access antiviral treatments.
1/ #Access2Antivirals  We often cannot access essential antivir
Early antiviral treatment is a vital tool to prevent severe outcomes in high-risk people.

Currently only a small group who have poor immunity following vaccination are allowed to access them.

Please look through this list to see if you qualify:…

2/ Please follow the link in Tweet   * too many words
The 'Severely Immunosuppressed' group is smaller than those offered 5 vaccine doses & includes some never flagged as CEV.

1) What should you do if you have Covid and DO qualify for antivirals?

2) What if you are Clinically Vulnerable/50+ and DON'T qualify on the list?

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