I have mixed opinions about Paxlovid. I took a 5-day course when I first became infected with Covid-19. It worked well enough to leave me symptom-free and negative for viral antigens – for 2 or 3 days. Then I tested positive again for another 7 days, or so. The symptoms were less, but I tested positive for that long after Paxlovid. No 2nd course of Paxlovid was available for me until 2 weeks after I finished the first one.
I am partially immune suppressed due to taking 2 drugs (Humira & methotrexate) that block inflammation. That's probably why I rebounded, but I can't be certain about that. If I could have taken Paxlovid longer, say for 7 or 10 days, it might have worked better. In my internist's practice, 2 other patients had similar experience as I did. All 3 of us were partially immune suppressed or immune compromised for various different reasons.
Paxlovid worked well for my wife.
Taken from Dr. Williams' book entitled "Nutrition Against Disease":
Dr. Roger J Williams, in the early 1970's was perhaps responsible for more original work in the field of vitamin research than any other living scientist. He was the first to identify, isolate and synthesize pantothenic acid, one of the important B vitamins, vitamin B5. He also did pioneer work on folic acid, and gave it its name.
He was also one of the pioneers who became interested in biochemical individuality. In his research, he used inbred animals which are supposed to have a very similar heredity. He and his coworkers observed many disparities among those supposedly uniform animals. As an example, they took advantage of the fact that female armadillos commonly give birth to a set of so-called identical quadruplets, all males or all females. These four all arise from one fertilized egg cell, an hence from identical nuclear genes.
By studying sixteen sets of these quadruplets at birth, they found that individual armadillos within the sets were not identical at all. The weights of the hearts within one set varied in some cases nearly two-fold, as did their adrenal weights. Their brains, kidneys and livers sometimes varied 50 percent or more. Biochemical measurements of hormone levels and amino acids in the brain often showed variations within a set of three-fold or more. And there were more discrepancies found and mentioned in the book.
This type of inheritance is, of course, not limited to armadillos, but must take place in all mammals. That would IMO explain why we humans don't all react equally to what we consume, whether it's food, medication or vaccine.