Oh and excuse me for doubting that any of your patients will die, vaccinated or not. The treatment will most likely succeed. Keep us updated. I'm willing to put good money on it.
And you think that makes it OK?
We have good antibiotics that are reasonably successful for bacterial infections, does that mean that we shouldn't strive to PREVENT an infection rather than to allow it to happen and then treat it? We have machines that can do the kidney's job, does that mean we should go around killing people's kidneys?
BS, prevention is always preferable. This is beyond ridiculous.
The covid "treatments" are not a massive miracle or anything like that either. The studies only point towards a rather modest benefit and my individual experience supports this.
Half of the patients I discharge, they leave my hospital after 5+ days of admission and they leave with supplemental oxigen. This is a huge burden on the healthcare system, this is also a huge burden financially either for the patient, the hospital or the insurance system. That is not to mention, long-term complications of this disease that we do not know yet... The amount of lung damage we see on CT scans is quite extensive oftentimes, I have a high degree of suspicion that a decent portion of those with severe and perhaps those with moderate disease will end up developing long-term chronic lung disease.
I don't think the "pandemic will be over" at this point in time, I think we can safely declare a total failure in terms of attempts of control, I think it is now an endemic disease similar to the flu, we will have to learn to live with it. Early on, Lockdowns might have made way more sense, they might still be important on areas with very high numbers that have the risk of having the hospital systems overwhelmed but the chances of eliminating it by controlling spreads is now zero as far as I am concerned.