The early use of antiviral drugs to treat Omicron patients reduces the risk of fatal symptoms, a Hong Kong study has shown. Photo: AFP
The early use of antiviral drugs to treat Omicron patients reduces the risk of fatal symptoms, a Hong Kong study has shown. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong study shows early use of antiviral drugs cuts risk of death in Covid-19 patients

  • Large-scale study shows positive effects of two drugs given early to patients still in the community
  • Pfizer drug also reduces risk of patients becoming severely ill, having to be admitted to hospital

The early use of antiviral drugs to treat Omicron patients reduces the risk of fatal symptoms, a Hong Kong study has shown. Photo: AFP
The early use of antiviral drugs to treat Omicron patients reduces the risk of fatal symptoms, a Hong Kong study has shown. Photo: AFP
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