should rapamune be stopped for covid resurgence?

I have been taking 6 mg rapamune per week since mid-march but since covid is ramping up in Florida wonder if I should take a break?

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  • I have read somewhere on this site that someone thought it would protect you from covid but because it lowers your immune system I would think you would be less protected.  Today is my day to take it and I am trying to decide.  What do you think??

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      • MAC
      • MAC
      • 5 mths ago
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      linda Did you read the paper in the link?

      here is another: 

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7834195/pdf/main.pdf

      The literature and few studies suggest it's "protective" for viral infections. I am not a doctor nor giving medical advice. 

      I haven't stopped taking it, and considering upping to 8mg/week.

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      • 5 mths ago
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      MAC 

      Thanks I will continue my dose.

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  • No, there is evidence that rapamycin aids the immune system at the doses that are used for anti-aging.  You need to ignore  whatever you read about using rapamycin after transplants, IMHO.  I have been taking 6mg to 8mg weekly for the past 16 months.

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      David H 

      Thanks

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  • Rapamune, otherwise known as Sirolimus, is considered an excellent method of preventing clinical worsening of renal transplant patients. I don't see any reason why you should take a break from using it since it prevents intensification of the severity in COVID-19. Numerous scientists consider that Sirolimus, along with niclosamide, can protect against immune-related injury. After reading a few articles about it, I decided to purchase niclosamide powder from https://www.niclosam.com/product/niclosamide-powder/, which I think was an excellent investment for my health.

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