Mandate or Freedom: An open letter to corporate CEOs

by Jon Rappoport

October 15, 2021

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Let’s be frank. Who in his right mind would appeal to corporate CEOs on fundamental issues of ethics and freedom?

But this is 1776.

We’re at the crossroads.

Are you going to order your employees to take the COVID vaccine? Are you going to fire those who won’t? Are you going to take away their freedom, for a vaccine that has already caused 700,000 injuries?

And by the way, that number represents vast underreporting. The well-known Harvard Pilgrim study concludes vaccine injuries should be multiplied by 100 to arrive at a true number.

Let’s get real. There will be many lawsuits filed from many quarters, to stop a vaccine mandate; but the outcome of these legal actions is vastly uncertain. Therefore, you CEOs must…

Stand up and refuse. Stand up and say you will not impose a mandate on your employees, NO MATTER WHAT.

No mandates, no more lockdowns, no further destruction of the economy, no destruction of millions more lives.

Except in a few states, governors can’t be relied on. You CEOs are a prime line of defense, if you have the courage. If you don’t, if your hard-charging reputations are built on a foundation of sand, if your prime loyalty is to a federal government that offers you cash bailouts in return for treachery against the system of free enterprise—what is left of it—then you are lost in a darkness of your own making.

Do you remember these words? “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

This was the final thought expressed in the Declaration of Independence by the signers.

Do those words ring hollow for you now? Is that where we are?

Are you going to let a boot stamp on your face forever?

Are you going to grind your boot on the very freedom that allowed your company to grow and prosper?

Are the echoes of 1776 so faint in your minds, you can’t imagine how this dire 2021 has anything to do with you?

You need to step forward and make bold uncompromising statements and pledges: No mandates. No lockdowns. No destruction of the right to earn a living. No federal dictatorship. No backing down.

You and your fellow CEOs must leave your offices and travel across the country and tell the people you’re on their side, and you must mean it. This is not your usual public relations campaign. This is honesty and honor and duty. If you have it in you.

First, there was the story of a virus. Then a story of a test for the virus. Then the story of case numbers. Then, the masks and lockdowns and distancing and blasting of the economy. Then the vaccine. Then the announced vaccine mandate. Hasn’t it occurred to you that this serial story, with each succeeding phase, is really the pretext for tyranny and dictatorship and takeover?

You have to start forging new alliances that go far beyond your workaday world; alliances with nurses, pilots, sheriffs, soldiers and others who are refusing the vaccine. Alliances with unions who are pushing back against the mandate.

It’s not, strictly speaking, your “business,” but business in America is heading toward the edge of a cliff, in case you hadn’t noticed.

Here’s the story of one your own. Alfie Oakes. He has 3,200 employees. His store is based in Florida. He owns 3,000 acres of farmland and a food processing plant. Watch him speak in this video. He understands what’s at stake. He knows this is 1776. He’s a good man who’s doing the right thing. He’s a hero.

We are talking about values. We are not talking about political correctness or endlessly sucking on the teat of socialism.

I realize many of you CEOs have embraced a form of socialism already—a close collaboration with government—because you believe it is the best guarantee for your survival. But you’re wrong. You’re wrong in strategic terms, and wrong when it comes to values and principles.

You now have to revolutionize your thinking. You have to help overcome the forces you’ve been aligning yourself with.

You have to find, embrace, and work with the people, wherever they are, whoever they are, who stand for freedom. And the work you do must be conceived along new lines.

“I’m the CEO of XYZ. I stand here today talking to you, alongside sheriffs, policemen, union workers, nurses, soldiers, business owners, parents, state representatives; people who want freedom in America again. We’re pledged to stand against vaccine mandates, lockdowns, closures, and all the failed measures that have kept us in isolation. We’re taking back what is ours. You’re going to hear from these people standing up here. You’re going to understand how their stories of freedom denied are your stories…”

This is an issue of character.

For decades, you’ve thought of your relationship with the public as Public Relations, with all the manipulations that profession entails.

This is 1776. You can’t travel that way anymore.

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”

Do you want to keep selling what you’ve always sold, until the people’s money to buy your goods runs out? Because surely you realize this is the Plan. One government restriction and interference after another, until the only alternative is a structured and managed economy, from the top down.

Are you willing to live with that?

Those of us who are awake and have eyes to see can fight this war without you. We’re not waiting to reclaim our freedom. I write this letter because you can, if you will, become our allies.

Or you can sink into a pool of obscurity and never be heard from again.

Not even footnoted in the books of history.

What are you going to do now, in this crisis?

You have a chance to be great. You have a chance to help save this country. Somewhere inside you, haven’t you always wanted a battle worthy of your deepest efforts?

You can form a line, beyond which the wolves in power cannot cross.

In this hour, the authentic spirit of America reaches out to you.

The spirit of freedom, which never dies, taps you on the shoulder.

Will you turn away, or will you come to the aid of your country?

Will you try to maintain your customary position, with blinders on, only to realize, soon, that your position is untenable; or will you forge a new connection with The People and pledge your fortunes, your honor, and your lives to a new Declaration of Independence from this latest version of the Crown, which seeks to colonize us in a landscape of despair?

Whether you choose to retreat or advance, you’re risking everything you’ve earned. In the one case, you willingly surrender it, because as sure as the sun comes up, the government is going to keep devising ways to take it from you. In the other case, you risk it all for the right reason:

The dream of what America should stand for.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

53 comments on “Mandate or Freedom: An open letter to corporate CEOs

  1. Larry C says:



    (No Christmas pudding for YOU, you little buggers!)

  2. Opie Poik says:

    The silver lining of all of this chaos:

    A Change in the Weather by Bretigne Shaffer

    “This wind. It’s tearing apart old alliances, old tribes, even long-held friendships. Even families.

    “But it’s also sweeping people into new groupings, pushing us together out of necessity, whereupon many of us realize: These are the people we should have had in our lives all along. These are the right alliances, better tribes. And it seems crazy that it’s taken this wild windstorm to bring us together.”

    • Opie Poik says:

      “I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.”
      ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

  3. nikkieagle says:

    States, municipalities and entities….everyone and everything that has received ANY ConJob1984 funding has the requirement of 100% compliance of all employees taking the jab as a condition of getting the money.

    This is built into the contracts that all of them signed in order to take the funds. The people involved in this all knew what they were agreeing to…..and did not reveal it.

    There are graduated timelines within the language of the contracts; hence all the “sudden” announcements of governments and companies who are putting out deadlines that staff are supposed to “comply by”.

    This money has already been taken and spent. The contracts are all signed and in place. Hence the enforcement. Hence refusal to acknowledge peoples’ CIVIL RIGHTS. It all makes perfect sense.

    • NaturalWoman says:

      Yes, all the “impact” money, supposedly to compensate for covid-caused losses, was really a bribe. An outfit near me, already in severe financial straits, got $2.25 million as a “loan” with no due date, no specified interest rate, and the vague promise that it might be forgiven–with the strong implication that it would be if they went along with the tyrannical nonsense. And they did, and they still are, being horrid to those people who used to be their “customers.” I used to be one of them.

      This system of bribery has replaced serving the paying customers with serving the tyrants. It controls everything now. Did you know that even local TV news stations received millions? This is a clever way of destroying a free economy where business leaders experience first-hand what works in a free marketplace.

  4. Opie Poik says:

    “Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

    “I have no right to call myself one who knows. I was one who seeks, and I still am, but I no longer seek in the stars or in books; I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like the invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

    “Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world’s phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again. That is why every man’s story is important, eternal, sacred; that is why every man, as long as he lives and fulfills the will of nature, is wondrous, and worthy of consideration. In each individual the spirit has become flesh, in each man the creation suffers, within each one a redeemer is nailed to the cross.”
    ― Hermann Hesse , Demian

    “The things we see are the same things that are within us. There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

    “We who bore the mark might well be considered by the rest of the world as strange, even as insane and dangerous. We had awoken, or were awakening, and we were striving for an ever perfect state of wakefulness, whereas the ambition and quest for happiness of the others consisted of linking their opinions, ideals, and duties, their life and happiness, ever more closely with those of the herd. They, too, strove; they, too showed signs of strength and greatness. But as we saw it, whereas we marked men represented Nature’s determination to create something new, individual, and forward-looking, the others lived in the determination to stay the same. For them mankind–which they loved as much as we did–was a fully formed entity that had to be preserved and protected. For us mankind was a distant future toward which we were all journeying, whose aspect no one knew, whose laws weren’t written down anywhere.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

  5. Sean says:

    Wonderful, exciting invitation!

    Can you imagine the effects of these guys and gals if they drew that line and used their talents and had a real force behind them passionately involved? Wow, that would be really be something. Great invitation.

    • Sean says:

      I recently have had to write a resume for work. It was a pretty good one because of my successful experience in my field. But something came over me. It was not complete. Not until I wrote at the bottom of the page, “I prefer natural immunity minded worksites over bootlickers.”

      I have had offers!

  6. David HILL says:

    I am afraid Jon as you know, the higher echelon of the 1% are all in this together and the thugs in all this, so it is doubtful that these powerful team members will go against the new world order, as they are creating it with government and in the false belief of more billions upon billions long-term – for it will be taken from them as well over time as we know and leave an even higher elite to dictate from upon high.

    Therefore I presume that it is the little billionaires and below that you are targeting or am I wrong here and if so why would the multibils go against their own pschopathic mindset where their primary consideration always, is their own survival above all else as all corporate psychos think according to continually increasing research into how these madmen and women basically think?

    • sixway says:

      I must agree. Any CEO who dared follow this path would be immediately replaced by the board of directors.

      Remember that only psychopaths get to these positions anymore. There’s no way that any of them care whatsoever about freedom or their employees. Only about money and shareholders (for more money). They’d go along with any possible mandate for an added penny to their share price.

  7. Jill says:


  8. george says:

    There is an old Sci-Fi novel. Few thousand years in the future. The state are after a man. He posses one thing that can bring the system down. All novel he is being chased. At the end, we find what the object was: ‘a copy of Declaration of Independence’

  9. george says:

    I have seen two strange cases this week: 2 of my coworkers had Covid. Medium-high severity. One vaccinated and one not. Nobody in their family had covid. The families were also one vaccinated one not.
    I remembered a theory, that virus is some kind of poisoning. Maybe poisoning happened at work. It would be nice if doctors would check for poisoning and for radiations.

    Another interesting thing: The vaccinated person is sure that vaccine saved his life. He still cannot run or do any hard activity. The unvaccinated one is also sure that vaccine would have killed him. He is a little bit better but not normal.

    • Pam says:

      I’ve wondered about poisoning as well. I’m hearing reports that a number of attendees at Bardvest had respiratory problems shortly after and were quite ill. Would be easy to inject through HVAC I’d think.

  10. Rockymountainsurfer says:

    Nice idea.
    Won’t work.
    Why? Because the corporate CEO’s are ON THE SAME TEAM as the tyrannical government.
    Here’s how it works:

    Lucifererianism (“The Oldest Religion”) is VERY real AND You are just a tasty ribeye to them.

    Once you understand this, everything going on makes complete sense.

    • Sean says:

      All saints have a past. All sinners, a future.

      Cant remember authors name.

    • Tim says:

      It’s more simply about ego. Artificial.

      Why it attacks humans and children is to disconnect them from Truth, internal and external, thereby assimilating them into the borglike consciousness-(cancerous)-egoMatrix.

      That is what “loosh” signifies—allegience to untruth gives it energy-“life’-“reality”. They/it traumatizes and seduces, getting the person to disbelieve and not identify with Truth(Reality), and/or offers a counterfeit version that serves it. They then become virtually possessed by it, a body for it to use and “live” through.

      Humans are to varying degrees toggling back and forth between Spirit and ego…and generating a dream of lies. Miscreation. Ego is attempting immortality…like a cancer cell/tumor. Holding a tiny part of the Greater consciousness that is The Son prisoner–dreaming this “world” up.

      The Greater part of The Son(Spirit) Knows, it’s not really something to be messed with….It cannot “lose”. It Knows Reality and is not fooled by illusions and deceptions.
      The “Luciferians” don’t know anything, they don’t really know “Lucifer” or anything about Truth, the ego is using them, and feeding them lies, (of course).

      I would suggest the “Lucifer” thing is actually that consciousness that is and remains innocent, that momentarily looked away from Reality, and entertained a fantasy, and has been overwhelmed by the ego idea of self it generated when it virtually left Reality…we are fragments of that consciousness…It’s not useful to demonize something that if it has any Reality/Truth to it; was then Created by GOD.

      What GOD Created is completely Loving and Lovable. Cannot harm or be harmed.

      Consider that a small part of the Greater consciousness looked away from Reality, tuned out for awhile…the ego would hope to profit off of demonization and guilt-tripping that consciousness as a means of maintaining the perceptual disconnect from Truth and empowering this fictional idea of self and world.

      The v e i l is the belief in the “reality” of e v i l. Superimposed(perceptually) over true Reality. Anything outside of Reality is nothing and nowhere.
      GOD is The Authority of REALITY. Anything else is a fiction. And false-winessing(delusion-hallucination).

    • Pam says:

      It appears the biggest are in league and also those in certain industries – healthcare, airlines . . . We can help smaller businesses and boycott the crooked ones. Working together we can end this.

  11. lex says:

    government subsidies are NOT socialism it is funneling $$ from the working class (taxpayers) to the capitalists that is CAPITALISM

    • Epicurious says:

      Has any organisation started a log of companies kowtowing to this “mandate”? If so let us know so we can add to the list and take our business away from those on it.

      • Pam says:

        Healthcare, insurance, the huge accounting firms, Wal-Mart, Tyson, airlines, tech companies . . .

        Can you add to the list

        • Epicurious says:

          I live in regional tropical Australia far away from the nightmare conditions further south where our larger global corporates are enforcing these mandates, companies such as Qantas, the big consulting firms, some restaurants. We seem not to have any lawyers prepared to go up against the tyrants thus there is little legal action going on, although there could be but it will never appear in ‘their’ MSM.

    • Epicurious says:

      No its not Capitalism it is Nazi form of socialism. Remember the National Socialists of Germany (Nazi’s) teamed up with big business to create their own form of what I call Corporatism. I refer you to George Reisman’s acclaimed excellent paper and book on Why Nazism was Socialism and why Socialism is Totalitarianism.

    • sixway says:

      The labels of socialism and capitalism are meaningless. When corrupt, they are the same exact thing. Government is the cause of all problems and the solution to none.

      In fact, they have the ultimate incentive to invent problems and make them worse to get more power and more money.

  12. Susan says:

    Indeed, this ‘latest version of the Crown’…the real ‘Corona-Virus’! Methinks ‘covid’ is merely the branding of the covert OP…very ‘catchy’ and fluid as it easily, linguistically crosses barriers between ‘contexts’ of human affairs.

    You are doing great work, Mr. Rappaport! I thank you ‘mucho’! and continue to look forward to your daily contributions to the Resistance…!

    • Kieron says:

      Ah, good catch, Susan. I wondered about the esoteric implications of the name “corona virus” and this is it. We in the “colonies” never fully extricated ourselves from the Crown. Not so willingly would the Crown let go of its colonies if it didn’t have a long game in mind.

  13. dennis george says:


    You would have greater impact if you spread out to other social media sites, such as telegram. I am surprised that you haven’t been cancelled on Twitter yet.


  14. Paul says:

    “You have a chance
    to be great.

    You have a chance
    to help save this country.

    Somewhere inside you,
    haven’t you always
    wanted a battle
    of your deepest efforts?


    “…will you forge
    a new connection
    with The People
    and pledge
    your fortunes,
    your honor, and
    your lives
    to a new
    Declaration of […] Independence from […]
    this latest version
    of the Crown,
    which seeks
    to colonize us
    in a landscape
    of despair?”

    Dear CEOs,
    Don’t be a Skippy.

    Dream With Reason.

    • sixway says:

      There’s no reason to save this country. They have somehow already equated patriotism and love of country to mean love of government. I’d rather separate into 50 countries and pick which one is best to live in. Or go even further than that.

      Build that wall. Not on the Mexico border, but around Washington DC.

  15. D. Smith says:

    People are panicking because the gubmint told them to.

    This is the flu, nothing more. With the flu, some people get really sick and some people hardly know they have it; some people die and some people are only mildly ill.

    So WHAT makes this corona crap any different than any other type of flu? The fear factor, that’s what. This lame administration is looking for ways to control people and now they’ve found it. People are too gullible, and FAR too lazy to do their own research homework to actually find out what it is that’s supposed to make this outbreak sooooo different from any other outbreak we’ve ever had, except for the fact that fauxchee is pushing this one from his “on high” medical religion podium.

    Why is it that people always have to learn things the hard way? Didn’t the rest of us try to warn people NOT to vote for biden because the fallout would be REALLY bad (as you can now see) so the biden clan STOLE the election because it’s all they had. Now they have sold the USA to China. Oh yeah, they’re just a lovable bunch.

    The only way to get sanity back to America is to get Trump or some other clear-thinking person into office ASAP. 2022 cannot come soon enough and neither can 2024. I must say, it’s the first time in my life I’ve ever wished for time to pass quickly…..

    • sixway says:

      There is no politician that will save us. Only removing your belief in government’s right to exist will. They are not going to uncorrupt themselves voluntarily no matter who you vote for.

      Do not vote, as it implies your belief in their right to exist and your acceptance of the results. If no one showed up to vote, the government would collapse, since they get their power from the consent of the governed. Not voting is removing your consent.

  16. Roundball Shaman says:

    “Who in his right mind would appeal to corporate CEOs on fundamental issues of ethics and freedom?”

    A courageous person who wants to believe there is at least a shred of humanity left in these corner office narcissists who got to the top not by being a nice person.

    “Are you going to order your employees to take the COVID vaccine? Are you going to fire those who won’t?”

    Are you part of the Big Pharma Hyper-Woke Cult of Covid Worship and American Demolition? Are you going to ‘Follow Orders!’ like any good little tin god who loves to wield power and bully others into submission? Or is there that shred of decency left in you?

    “Are you going to let a boot stamp on your face forever?”

    Are you going to let a boot stamp on the face of humanity as long as it is your boot that is doing it? And are you foolish enough to think that no boot will ever stomp on YOURS when your marginal usefulness to the Big Pharma Hyper-Woke Cult of Covid Worship and American

    Demolition has been exhausted? And you really find out what they think of you?

    And it’s too late for you to do anything about it?

    “…business in America is heading toward the edge of a cliff, in case you hadn’t noticed.”

    Build Back Better? Better, for WHO? Certainly not We the People. A leveled American economy down to Third World status which has been the wet dream of these demon globalist elitists for generations.

    Yes, sadly we are in the position of appealing to those who got to the top mostly because of their focus on enriching THEMSELVES. Not all of them did this… but a sad majority.

    But when one is drowning, he or she must grab on to the one of the only life preservers left. Even if that life preserver has some holes in it…

    Come on, CEOs. Be that life preserver. Prove us wrong. Be more than just your compensation package and finding various ways of tickling of your ego.

    Show us that your can actually lead… lead in a direction that nobody saw coming. With a courage that nobody knew you had.

  17. refirex says:

    The corporate CEO is essentially just a minion. The board of Directors set the policy. Corporate shareholders determine the board. They can be traced to Blackrock-Vanguard. Vanguard is structured to keep information on its stakeholders private, but you can guess who they are.

  18. Viktoria says:

    The main root problem causer on this planet is the satanic CULT of scum. They are the pathogen and are behind this covid agenda, all genocide, endless wars, poverty, mass starvation, and homelessness, etc., etc…They are public enemy #1.

    When society decides to take this CULT down to their knees and then some then lives are improved.

    The next thing is to become a more moral and rational society. That includes business morality and ethics. This is the key that unlocks all the doors to freedom. Stop collecting immoral paychecks and QUIT your immoral job today!!!!

    Quit abusing your kids, stop sending them to the school systems, stop the false arrests, false imprisonments, stop the kidnappings, and poisoning systems, the child sex trafficking, pedophiles, rapists,and murderers. Stop abusing animals. Stop wage theft and theft. Stop lying to patients and falsifying medical records.

    What is so frckn hard about doing the right thing?????!!!!

    Right now, this society is a type Zero civilization going nowhere. It’s a low base consciousness that should be a super, sub conciousness in higher awareness. Natural cosmic moral law made it’s appearance known last year in 2020. There’s the hard proof it exists!!!!!

  19. Eluard says:

    […] Ain’t happening though, not a on a mass corporate CEO level. Maybe a few here and there. The rest will have to be pulled “kicking and screaming” by their fed-up employees.

    Thomas Paine sends his regards. Btw, he pensioned out from JP Morgan. Just kidding.

  20. Diana says:

    I am making copies of this letter and the open letter to governors who want to fight back (see link in this article)…and in red I am asking people to copy and share. I’m passing out these copies at my local businesses and some in the nearest big city. I am in a red state, but a blue county. I urge you all to do the same!

  21. Larry C says:



  22. sid says:

    Just received from the distribution list of John C. A. Manley, .

    David Sorensen and Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, MD have created an easy-to-read, well referenced, 51-page ebook providing “evidence of millions of deaths and serious adverse events resulting from the experimental COVID-19 injections.”

    On the first page of The Vaccine Death Report, the authors state: “The data suggests that we may currently be witnessing the greatest organized mass murder in the history of our world. The severity of this situation compels us to ask this critical question: will we rise to the defense of billions of innocent people?”

    You can download the report on Please read it and share it. And don’t just share it electronically. Print copies (either at home or at a print shop) and get them in the hands of influential people in your community (like your police chief or sheriff).

    Full link to report:

  23. Gerald Sima says:


    Thank you for your work!


  24. Sailors_Delight says:

    EU Numbers

    Taiwan on their news announced more people are dying from the Vaccine than C19.

    WHO database numbers:

    All of the above, INC coercion, Obiden at the helm of dementia. Easy answer: Do not comply

  25. Pam says:

    Thank you, Jon!

  26. Beth says:

    Thank. you for your service…

  27. FriedEggs says:

    1 Unvaxxed rebel protecting his family > 10 Vaxxed zombies

  28. Epicurious says:

    Latest non-violent news from Australia. Jon, if you read this what do you know of these Pfizer ant-virals et al.

    “More than half-a-million additional doses of Covid-19 treatments have been secured for Australians, with the first 5000 expected to arrive by the end of the month.

    The Federal Government on Sunday announced it had secured 500,000 treatment courses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 oral antiviral drug, which will be used in combination with the protease inhibitor drug ritonavir.

    Another 15,000 doses of the Covid-19 antibody-based therapy Ronapreve were also secured.

    Early studies have shown the drug Ronapreve reduced the risk of hospitalisation and death by up to 70 per cent in positive Covid cases.

    Health Minister Greg Hunt said the initial shipment of 5000 doses was expected to be ready by the end of the month.

    The supply will be held in the National Medical Stockpile.

    Clinical trials are still being undertaken on the Pfizer antiviral drug but Mr Hunt said it is expected to help to reduce the severity or onset of illness in adults who contract or are exposed to Covid-19.

    He said it is expected to be available over the course of 2022, subject to final clinical trials and approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administrator (TGA).

    “This oral antiviral treatment is taken every 12 hours for five days and is designed to block an enzyme the virus needs in order to multiply early in its life cycle,” Mr Hunt said.

    “Co-administration with a low dose of ritonavir is expected to help slow the metabolism of the treatment in order for it to remain active in the body for longer periods of time at higher concentrations to combat the virus.”

    He said it was expected to be targeted for use in unvaccinated people who are at risk of developing severe disease.

    Australia has also secured an advanced purchase agreement for 300,000 courses of the oral Covid-19 treatment Molnupiravir – expected to be supplied in 2022 subject to TGA approval.”

  29. Joan says:

    This is interesting stuff. As I said before and under another post I came here because folks who were trying to convince me that my stance, a fairly nuanced and complex stance if ever there was one, on covid-19 and the vaccines was not based in knowledge.

    They seem to think that you had a lot to say that would be of use.

    Well I just read this, and this is great. But then I also just read your article saying that there is a religious exemption for the entire world based on the use of aborted cell lines. I read you quoting from crisis, and absolutely logically fallacious appeal to Authority if ever there was one…

    And I’m confused. Do you have some kind of absolute stance towards not buying mainstream religion, or are you willing to go to that Source if it backs your argument? How does this work? Who the heck are you and why are you so conflicted?

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