@ftl There was the same problem in Ireland but they switched their policy after public outrage.

@ftl Merck's wonder drug was originally developed to treat mad HORSE disease, but you wont see a smear campaign launched against it.
"But the discovery and early development of molnupiravir actually began in 2013 with a focus on finding an orally available, direct acting antiviral agent for the treatment of infection by the encephalitic New World alphavirus VEEV (Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus)."
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/

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