It is still much better to not get COVID in the first place, or to not become very sick with COVID.
We still need more therapies, better therapies and a vaccine
Until more data PROVES no benefit in any subgroup it will be given
Does this drug lower viral load?
That is a question I don't spend too much energy on. Inactivated or "dead" virus can be detected via PCR, but more to pt, who says efficacious coronavirus therapies generally also lower viral load? it is an unvalidated surrogate