Eris, Pirola, and Pi
If you have been watching the news or social media you are probably aware of a new Covid variant prevalent in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Eris (EG.5.1), Pirola (BA.2.86), and Pi (BA.6) are all variants of Omicron. They have various quantities of mutations that differentiate them from Omicron. They are no more lethal/deadly than Omicron, however, they do spread easier (you can catch it easier).
What are the symptoms?
These variants' symptoms tend to infect the upper respiratory tract, rather than the lower respiratory tract that the original 2020 Wuhan strand. The five most common symptoms are:
Fatigue (mild or severe)
Other symptoms include:
Loss/change in taste and smell
It should be noted that people 65 or older or with a compromised or weakened immune system are at higher risk of the virus traveling to the lower respiratory tract and causing severe illness such as low oxygen levels.
Am I Immune?
Well, that all depends. The longer the time between catching different variants of covid (for example 3 months versus 3 years) the more significant the discomfort with symptoms will be if you catch it. This is due to waning immunity over time. The shorter the time in between catching variants the faster the immune response (thanks to circulating antibodies and memory B cells) and the lesser the symptoms if you develop any. If you haven't caught a case of COVID-19 for a considerable time and you become infected, you will experience mild cold-like symptoms as long as you do not have a compromised or weakened immune system. It should be noted that those vaccinated do not have any additional immune benefit to prevent or stop transmission of any of the Omnicron variants.
Does Ivermectin and/or HCQ Still Work?
The answer is YES. According to our American Frontline Nurses, Ivermectin and HCQ are effective. We still encourage people to follow the I-CARE early Covid treatment by the FLCCC.
In order of priority:
Additional supplemental supplies:
How to Calculate Your Ivermectin Dose
Ivermectin for Prevention 0.2mg/kg
Ivermectin for Early Infection 0.4mg/kg - 0.6Mg/kg
Find your weight in pounds or kilograms and then follow over to your dosing range. For example, if you weigh 200lb and you currently started having symptoms of Covid you can take either the 0.4mg/kg dose or 0.6mg/kg dose which is 36-54mg of Ivermectin. Blurry vision is a side effect of Ivermectin and many patients start to have symptoms of blurry vision with dosing for 300lb+ or 55mg; many patients take it at night right before bed so they do not have to worry about it. Blurry vision subsides within 12 hours and is an indication to use a lower dosing so please talk to your provider if this occurs.
If you would like to calculate your exact dose for your weight use the calculation below:
For example, if you weigh 200lb and are using the 0.4mg/kg early intervention low dosing your math would be:
Round up to the nearest whole or half tablet of Ivermectin. Ivermectin tablets can be cut in half.
Where Can I Get Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine?
My Free Doctor is a donation-based telehealth service that uses texting to help patients. They are staffed by nurses and doctors in all 50 states and will prescribe Ivermectin or HCQ to have on hand in case you get sick. Each person will need to have their own account through My Free Doctor because each person will need their own medical record created. You cannot use one appointment for more than one person. You can use your Flex Spending Card or Health Savings Account to pay for the donation-based service.
All Day Chemist is a pharmacy in India that sends medications through the mail. You do not need a prescription to get the medications on their website since they are available over the counter in India. When ordering your medications there is a section that asks for a prescription to be uploaded, just ignore it and continue to checkout. It can take up to 30 days to receive your medications. This is a risk that US customs will confiscate the medications. We find that those making large purchases of medications have difficulties however if you buy less than five items there isn't an issue too often. Click on the links below to go directly to the medication you need.
Medscape has a free mobile app and website option to check drug interactions.
A text-based messenger app where family and nurse advocates help direct your questions. It is a free service provided by American Frontline Nurses. We would also like you to be aware that it is not a private or secure chat so we caution you to protect your personal information.
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