Merck’s molnupiravir has already been approved in Britain. Photo: Merck/TNS
Merck’s molnupiravir has already been approved in Britain. Photo: Merck/TNS

Explainer |
What are Covid-19 pills and why are they important in the fight against the virus?

  • Antiviral pills molnupiravir and paxlovid developed by US companies Merck and Pfizer have shown encouraging results in preventing serious forms of Covid-19
  • If the efficacy of these drugs is confirmed, they would add to vaccines to bolster the therapeutic arsenal against the virus

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Merck’s molnupiravir has already been approved in Britain. Photo: Merck/TNS
Merck’s molnupiravir has already been approved in Britain. Photo: Merck/TNS
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