BUCK SEXTON (HOST): Can I ask you, doc, just for everyone listening, so if anyone out there, let's say, is still, you know, concerned and maybe they're at a higher risk pool for COVID, vaccinated or unvaccinated, if they think, if you think you got COVID and you think it's going to be bad, what are the first things you should do?
DR. HARVEY RISCH (GUEST): The first thing you should do is call a clinician who will be willing to treat it if necessary. And there are, we also have a list of sites that provide access to doctors who are quite public about their willingness to treat COVID early, both by telemedicine and by inpatient visits. So that —
SEXTON: But, I mean, like monoclonal antibodies? And when you're talking about some of the of the early interventions, you mentioned early interventions, what are the best ones right now?
RISCH: So, monoclonal antibodies contributes to early treatment. Hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin are very strong medications that work. Colchicine is another one. Steroids are in use. Vitamin D and zinc contribute to the whole pattern of care. There's a number of them that are available, and doctors who are actively treating patients know how to use these, and they are extremely successful, extremely successful in treating patients as outpatients.