I'll let the chart tell the story (click that link -- for an updated view, any time after today), despite this morning's smallish uptick:
. . . .Personally, I be very surprised if Merck gets any boost at all -- from the President's all day, wall-to-wall, televised sessions, tomorrow. . . .
So the puts should stay on, I guess -- at least to, and possibly through, Friday's witching hour. We'll see.