Merck’s new antiviral drug Molnupiravir has been approved for use in the UK. It defeats Covid 19 by forcing numerous mutations that prevent the virus from reproducing. One prominent virologist, William Haseltine, has weighed in saying the use or over-use of the drug could be very dangerous by producing endless mutations that evade immunity and make people ill. Others have shared his concern. Given the medical professions over-use of antibiotics that has produced resistant super bacteria, I would say his fears are credible. Molnupiravir should only be used sparingly and in tightly controlled situations. The constant pushing of radical new vaccines and drugs points to the problem humanity now faces, that pharmaceuticals are seen as the solution to every health problem. That governments are in bed with big pharma and the latter sees immense profits only leads to abuse and corruption.