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Oct 6, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

My husband and I were able to get our doctor to prescribe ivermectin as a prophylaxis. We had two different pharmacies fill the scripts. The insurance comp wrote my husband a long letter denying coverage of the drug, as he has not been diagnosed with worms. Fortunately, we could pay cash, and they are definitely overcharging (his 3 month course cost $750 compared to mine from another pharmacy for $120. So much corruption in the medical field! It will be a wonder if people still trust doctors this time next year (after we go through a complete "flu season".

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I definitely believe irreparable harm has been done to people's perspective of the healthcare community. If we aren't allowed to have open dialogue and instead all we are met with is gatekeeping how are we to trust them?

That price difference is horrifying but also not surprising. I think they want to bar people from accessing ivermectin. Irrespective of whether it is effective or not doctor's should not feel pressured to not provide it as a prophylaxis or therapy if they believe it works.

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Nov 4, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

This country, this world has become unrecognizable to me.

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Oct 5, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

If this drug is anything like remdesivir, I'm not going anywhere near it. I like my kidneys and other organs alive.

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As I stated nucleoside analogues aren't really known to have low toxicity, but in this case the concern for possible mutagenic effects would be even more concerning since that could indicate genomic damage which would can propagate. We'll just have to see if more data comes out but it really does not seem like it.

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Jun 7, 2022Liked by Modern Discontent

More data is always good, but I've read enough horror stories about the catastrophic effects of remdesivir to know I will never allow that stuff into my body. And I am proud to remain in the control group, and shall remain there.

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There's a lot of factors when it comes to Remdesivir. I have a separate series of posts on the drug and to me the biggest issue is that it's given far too late in the disease when people are likely to suffer a lot of damage to their organs already. Administering the drug then is likely only to cause more harm than good. It doesn't help that Remdesivir is only allowed for those in the hospital setting already, even though Gilead conducted their own outpatient clinical trials.

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Jun 7, 2022Liked by Modern Discontent

In my opinion, there never would have been a pandemic to begin with if the pharmaceutical companies and their partners in crime had not been able to shut down any discussions about HCQ and Ivermectin. Doctors and pharmacists were shut down, threatened, and the safe and effective drugs could not even be spoken about on social media. I myself was banned on Facebook numerous times just for mentioning them. The pharmaceutical industry cleaned up to the tune of billions by shutting down discussion in what we're supposed to believe is a free country. And Big Tech, Big Media, and social media helped them. Now we've got tens of millions who took that relatively untested poison who are suffering, being permanently damaged, and dying in far greater numbers than these LIARS who are STILL covering this mess up will EVER let us know. Good thing we have alternate networks and platforms that are able to tell us the truth.

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Yeah, I think the sudden mass hysteria over drugs that have been used for decades- and extensively for that matter- now being this agents of death didn't make sense to me. HCQ is prescribed chronically but it's suddenly now where this high rates of irregular heartbeats are now a concern apparently. It is upsetting how many people didn't see this and spend a little time to figure out the ridiculousness of it all.

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Nov 5, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

An excellent article. I've been watching the development of molnupiravir for a few months. My view on this is the same with the mRNA therapies, which is that if any of the scientists actually involved in this stuff knew what they were doing, they'd be even more dangerous.

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I feel like there's a lot to be concerned about here, and yet it seems that most of those in charge who should be alerting people of concerns seem to not be, whether it is due to malicious compliance with pharmaceutical industries or if people have certain interests it's hard to say.

I would like evidence that suggests that I am absolutely wrong, since it means people are looking into this and providing supporting evidence to its lack of genotoxicity, however instead it seems many people won't even discuss this area.

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Jun 7, 2022Liked by Modern Discontent

I respect your opinion/ambivalence concerning if it is "malicious compliance with pharmaceutical industries".... or .... "certain interests", it's time we all face it, follow the money, how can anyone doubt "somebody (or many somebodies) will be making considerable $$$ on "treatment", the degree of danger is irrelevant. The world has always had corruption, but the present state of corruption is truly beyond anything that can be imagined. We are most definitely a spiritually bankrupt nation, our tank is definitely empty, and not just our fuel tanks, our souls are hollow !

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Well this piece was probably one of the first pieces I wrote so my feelings have changed. With PAXLOVID seeing surprisingly horrible rebound, that most of these drugs are hundreds of dollars while other ones are not being allowed is quite scary. And even now there always appears to be a looming thought of the next push for boosters. So in this piece I tried to be slightly less biased albeit slightly more naïve at the time of writing.

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The intricacies of the deceptions, the multi faceted objectives spanning politics (national and global), medicine, greed (both individual and corporate), academia, and deteriorating social values all play a part in this Machiavellian like scenario; rather all the layers will ever be peeled back is doubtful ! For most "everyday" people, it is far to much for the mind to even consider, and for that reason, this kind of "event(s)" have always "worked", at least in the minds of the ego controlled individuals of whom we have so many of presently.

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Nov 4, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

It's blatantly obvious to anyone who cares to look that the Pharmaceutical sociopaths are running this in conjunction with the sociopathic politicians and TPTB. They will make billions if not trillions out of scamming the tax payers and insurance companies when drugs like ivermectin and HCQ that cost pennies are demonized. This includes the wholesale mandating of "vaccines" that have questionable efficacy and completely unknown long term effects for a virus with little more virulence than a bad flu.

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You know, I've always had some skepticism of bodies such as the FDA and CDC, but I thought they were at least operating in good faith. But based on everything going on I have lost so much faith that these federal administrations have our best interests at heart. They are, after all human, and all humans are capable of being corrupted.

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Oct 28, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

Thank you for this. I'm astonished that nobody else is pointing out that a mutagen is necessarily a carcinogen. Or that the nucleic acid-driven mechanisms of the 3 authorized COVID vaccines are also likely carcinogens. It almost seems like the drug manufacturers are trying to trigger a cancer pandemic.

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Luckily the mRNA vaccines will be a little more difficult to have act as mutagens since their mechanism would have to occur in a different path. The big issue with molnupiravir is that since it is a single nucleotide it may be converted into a deoxynucleotide form. I plan on making a full mechanism of action paper soon to elaborate on how this may occur, although I've been very busy recently but I'm going to try to get it released by the end of the week.

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Thanks, that's interesting. Sounds like you're saying the mRNA is less likely to cause cancer than might be feared. I hope and pray that ends up being true. Too many people I know have taken the stuff.

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It's a speculation. I'm honestly learning as I go along but it doesn't seem like the mRNA should alter the DNA. I believe there was a study that suggested they "may" but I'd need to see more evidence. Even then, I think there's many reasons to be concerned irrespective of possible genotoxicity.

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There have been reports of drastic increases in cancers, people coming out of remission and more aggressive cancers. Instead of being caused by altering the DNA, could the increase in cancer be caused by vaccine induced changes to the immune system (lowering certain antibodies and T cell levels)?

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Worse, Pfizer's own reluctantly-released docs prove they KNEW their injections suppress the immune system

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I haven't heard about the Pfizer study documents in a while. I don't have time to go through them myself. Do you have a link to what you are talking about?

I imagine they did know, saw it and the rice and infections in the weeks after the vaccine, and so got away with something unprecedented: Inject to the drug into the person's body but anything that happens during the first weeks to month that the drug is in their body is not counted. That people don't see how this is unprecedented, and there's obviously a reason for it, is beyond me.

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I've been reading that the cationic LNPs of the vaccines have been known to cause DNA strand breaks in the lungs if inhaled (unlikely here) but that they are also taken up in the spleen with strand breaks detected there also.

Would this be a concern for cancer?

http://enformtk.u-aizu.ac.jp/howard/gcep_dr_vanessa_schmidt_krueger/

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So I had difficulty accessing that site although I think I found it on PubMed a while back. I think it's important to understand that nanoparticles can be a broad term, and so it becomes important to make sure the same compounds are being compared.

I can't remember the paper, but the abstract seemed to suggest it may have been nanoparticles from industrial manufacturing I believe. I'll try finding the paper and seeing what it says but I don't think it was referring specifically to the same nanoparticles in the vaccines.

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Yeah the links to the report / study she mentioned was difficult to source, which was a shame.

If you do find it, it would be of interest to have a look, acknowledging I am out of my depth.

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Oct 22, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

My wife was given remdesivir against our wishes, doctor at hospital stated if she wouldnt take remdesivir they wouldn't do a thing for her. I asked for informed consent on ivermectin or regeneron and remdesivir which he refused to answer any of my questions but demanding I answer his question. If I can except her death or not. And yes her kidney function tests are low. I've been praying for 3 weeks now that she comes home to us.

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I am so sorry Brian, I did not see your post so I really hope your wife is doing well!

The big issue is that it's well known that later stages of the illness are predominately an overreactive immune response, and so there is absolutely no reason why they would prescribe an antiviral and yet it is a typical standard of care.

I really hope you and your family are doing well Brian!

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I will say this, I am an MD and most of my colleagues are brain dead sheep who only listen to the MSM and are incapable of independent thought. I pray for your loved one. Not to say what you should do but I've asked one of my trusted friends to bring ivermectin from a store I have at home to me if I'm hospitalized and before they can put me on a ventilator while I can still swallow a pill.

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My heart aches for you Brian. It is super frustrating that most of our doctors are now controlled by bureaucrats and not allowed to think logically. It’s like no one remembers they took the oath “above all else, do no harm.” I will be in prayer for you and your wife.

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In my prayers too.

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I hope so too! 💕💕💕

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Oct 3, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

This is in line with our corrupt governments agenda of supporting big pharmaceutical despite the repercussions on Americans from the side effects. If small pharmaceutical would have been given a fair shake this pandemic would be over with by now. Drugs like Brilacidin, and Leronlimab have been used via compassionate use all over the country with better results than Remdesivir. Yet Drs are discouraged from speaking out about these drugs. Furthermore, Vaxart has a patented oral vaccine with way less side effects than the current vaccines that is scientifically established shown in previous trials to be effective. In fact, they used their same oral patent against Fluzone the standard vaccine being used for the flu. Vaxarts was shown to have a higher efficacy than Fluzone. The science works. You could have vaccinated the world 3x with the speed of a pill with no waste, and no need for a professional to administer. The failure of our government and Emperor Fauci who has a personal interest in seeing big pharmaceutical succeed is why we are still not seeing an end to this. Fauci is married to a director at NIH. NIH happens to own a large percentage of the rights to the Moderna vaccine. The pandemic will end just as soon as our politicians and their families have earned enough in blood money and big pharmaceutical have flourished financially.

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I always want to approach things with a bit of skepticism but so much of what's going on really does not seem like it can be anything else but nefarious. I think many people really are starting to realize and notice, but I'm sure nothing will really change.

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Oct 3, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

This is Vioxx 2.0 and I am Legend in the making...

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I wrote about another therapy here

https://moderndiscontent.substack.com/p/concerned-about-the-fdas-rushed-pfizer

Apparently I make terrible titles but a few months ago a monoclonal antibody treatment for Alzheimer's dementia was given fast tracked approval with such shoddy data that 3 of the FDA's advisory committee members resigned. Strange how these things keep happening or maybe it's that we are just starting to notice it more.

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Sep 8, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

Thank you for this information. Too often we are left with the peril of unintended consequences- do we never learn from past mistakes?

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Thanks for the comment! It's a big issue when the media has not delved into the literature to analyze this drug and yet it seems like they are in full support of it. If it's a possible carcinogen we may not know anything until years into the future and this has occurred far too often for it to make me feel comfortable about where this could be headed.

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Oct 1, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

Great informative article on the drug, thanks. The media supports what they are told to support. They function as mouthpieces and have done so for quite some time. I believe Pfizer is also working on treatment in pill form, though unsure if it's similar. The caveat with that is it's supposed to accompany their vaccine.

Anyway, look for this drug to be approved. It's big news today and every media outlet is harping on it. Don't get me wrong, I want it to work and be safe. But as you pointed out, the latter is unknown.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/meet-molnupiravir-mercks-thor-inspired-pill-that-hammers-covid/

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I wrote a piece on Pfizer's drug here as well.

https://moderndiscontent.substack.com/p/pfizers-oral-covid-19-drug-may-interact

I think anything that can be proven safe and effective are important. It is the mantra we're supposed to follow after all isn't it? We have no way of knowing about mutagenic effects for years if it is a possibility and it's quite astonishing how this does not seem to be a concern. I'll look into that article later. I read the title and wanted to roll my eyes...

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Oct 2, 2021Liked by Modern Discontent

This is why it’s so frustrating that the inhaled interferon drug SNG001 hasn’t been getting more media attention as well as attention from the regulators. It’s a naturally occurring protein, proved safe in a number of trials (as well as safe when given intravenously for treating MS) and gives no reason to think that there will be any unintended consequences.

Fauci (and Government’s around the world) seem obsessed with finding a pill to solve the issue. In an ideal world, that would be great, but the focus is very narrow minded.

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I'll look into it. It seems like the nasal passageway may be the best place to target since it seems like a large portion of the viral load could be frontloaded. I'm thinking of writing a paper on the nose so look out for it.

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I think it's not a far reach to believe that the Pharm sociopaths are fully aware that drugs like ivermectin do actually work to reduce illness and that we will see them develop drugs that are essentially analogues to it that will be fast tracked and cost 100x what ivermectin costs and will be billed as not a horse dewormer.

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Apr 17, 2022Liked by Modern Discontent

Wait, wasn't this a major concern in the past and exactly why this drug was shelved? My understanding is this isn't a brand-new drug, it's one that didn't get out of safety testing because it was too dangerous?

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So I tried looking it up in my Anthology series and it doesn't appear that there's evidence of Molnupiravir. It looks like it was a different drug that may have been a precursor (I can't quite remember), but even slight modifications can drastically alter pharmacodynamics.

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Apr 18, 2022·edited Apr 18, 2022Liked by Modern Discontent

Shockingly, it's on wiki: "Molnupiravir was originally developed to treat influenza at Emory University by the university's drug innovation company, Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory (DRIVE), but was reportedly abandoned for mutagenicity concerns.[12][13] It was then acquired by Miami-based company Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, which later partnered with Merck & Co. to develop the drug further.[14]"

I'm sure you're familiar with the censorship and gatekeeping of wiki, so for even them to admit it is pretty damning, though the links they gave are pretty weak sauce and not the ones I remember.

I do distinctly recall a quote of someone saying that once you know a drug is mutagenic that's it, that's the end of that drug and you don't go any further.

edit for link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molnupiravir

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So I actually looked into it and found that the drug is not the same. I wrote about it in my Molnupiravir Anthology Series but the drug in question can be found in the post below. The drug's name is Reversett and it's not the same as Molnupiravir. Granted, there could have been another drug but I couldn't find any evidence to the contrary. It seems like most people citing the prior drug are basing it off of the word of the guy interviewed in the cited article.:

https://moderndiscontent.substack.com/p/evaluating-the-evidence-around-molnupiravir-05a?utm_source=substack&utm_campaign=post_embed&utm_medium=web&s=w

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Well as this guy says: "Raymond Schinazi, an Emory University chemist who has extensively studied the active ingredient in EIDD-2801 but has no connection to DRIVE, notes that his former pharmaceutical company, Pharmasset, abandoned it in 2003 after discovering its mutagenic properties. Schinazi says the small chemical tweaks made to increase the ingredient's bioavailability and transform it into EIDD-2801 are unlikely to change its mutagenicity. "Thank goodness someone is raising the red flag," about EIDD-2801, Schinazi says. "You don't develop a drug that's mutagenic. Period."

And yeah, that's the quote I was looking for.

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And see the 2nd half of this, there was a politician talking about it and everything: https://youtu.be/nFkfE61Gewc?t=232

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The cost of shipping is greater than the cost of Ivermectin and HQC available from India; <$2/dose. It is so inexpensive it was given away to anyone who asked. No side effects were reported; only quick relief from illness.

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I was a month after you on this one (https://unglossed.substack.com/p/doppelganger). I literally heard nothing about M. until the first week of October - when it seemed like it was about to be mass-dosed in just a few days.

I also compared it to chemotherapy, including Fluorouracil which blocks production of thymine. It is biological fraud to portray any intracellular viral replication process as not also a feature of host metabolism. You cannot "sabotage" one without sabotaging the other.

Because my study of the mechanism of M led me to conclude that gene silencing, mitochondrial gene silencing, and possible environmental contamination are the most likely harms, I also speculated that the cancer thing might be a bit intentionally overhyped. The Zhou paper also has Baric's fingerprints, interestingly.

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The list of drug interactions with Mulnupiravir is staggering. No bargain here. Couple this with its MOA as a mutagen spells trouble. Once again treading on thin ice with untested interventions.

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I am totally appalled at the disconnect in the medical profession. I agree wholeheartedly- how will people ever trust their doctors again??? When the truth finally comes out, and it will, the emperor will not be wearing any clothes.

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...your background

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A general question to Modern Discontent: who are you? Your backgroung? Always essential when analyzing someone's writings.

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