Yes! I think it is a game changer.
There is a big difference between asking someone to take a vaccine for a disease they don't have.
The chance someone who is unvaccinated will ever actually be hospitalized or die is pretty damn low. (The chance an unvaccinated person who catches covid in the US will die from it is about 1.6%, and the chance that they will catch covid in the first place is even lower).
You are asking people to get vaccinated to protect them against something that probably won't kill them anyway.
The pill, of course, is for people who already have the disease.
That is a much easier sell.