As we told you on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for Covid.

She tweeted, “I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines” and “I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted”:

Actually, that’s double boosted. The vice president got the second jab on April 1:

And the vice president’s office announced last night that she’ll be taking Pfizer’s antiviral pill, Paxlovid:

But why? She has no symptoms:

And people are starting to question it.

From University of Pittsburgh professor of medicine Dr. Walid Gellad: “I have no symptoms, and I will continue to isolate and follow CDC guidelines. I’m grateful to be both vaccinated and boosted”:

He added, “I understand who this person is, but isn’t this prescribing even outside of the EUA, which is for people with Covid (e.g., symptoms)?”:

Here’s the EUA from the FDA that says it’s for patients “who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death”:

EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the emergency use of the unapproved product PAXLOVID for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg) with positive results of direct severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral testing, and who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19, including hospitalization or death.

Vice President Harris is 57, and as far as we know, in good health. Does she really need it? Dr. Gellad noted that the drug is “not even authorized or tested” in asymptomatic people:

But maybe there is a reason she’s taking it. “Who knows”:

What we *do* know is that the White House is pushing this “miracle pill”:

That’s not really a “miracle pill”:

So, did politics have anything to do with the vice president taking the drug?

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