Here I respond to a number of objections to the FDA making Paxlovid available right now that came up in the comments section on Scott's post "When will the FDA Approve Paxlovid?". I also saw many of these objections on Twitter too in addition to the usual "but what about Thalidomide?".

I'm taking some time off from work right now and had been planning to some researching and writing on AI forecasting via scaling laws, but this seemed way more important!

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