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COVID-19 Updates

Source: Brandon Caldwell / Radio One Digital

The first pill to treat COVID-19 is on the way! Pfizer’s antiviral pill called Paxlovid that is said to treat Covid-19 from home has been approved by the FDA. Per Pfrizer the new pill will treat Covid-19 in high-risk individuals age 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds.

CNN reports,

Paxlovid combines a new antiviral drug named nirmatrelvir and an older one called ritonavir. Last week, Pfizer released updated results that showed the treatment cut the risk of hospitalization or death by 89% if given to high-risk adults within a few days of their first symptoms. If given within the first five days of symptoms, the efficacy was similar: 88%.