An independent group of medical experts monitoring the Merck trial recommended stopping it early because the interim results were so strong. Photo: Merck & Co. via AP
An independent group of medical experts monitoring the Merck trial recommended stopping it early because the interim results were so strong. Photo: Merck & Co. via AP

Merck says experimental coronavirus pill cuts deaths and hospitalisations by half

  • If cleared by health officials, this would be the first pill shown to treat Covid-19, unlike current procedures involving injection or an IV
  • This would ease pressure on hospitals and help curb outbreaks in poorer or more remote areas without access to more expensive therapies

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An independent group of medical experts monitoring the Merck trial recommended stopping it early because the interim results were so strong. Photo: Merck & Co. via AP
An independent group of medical experts monitoring the Merck trial recommended stopping it early because the interim results were so strong. Photo: Merck & Co. via AP
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