The making of Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 antiviral pills, Paxlovid  inside a laboratory in Freiburg, Germany. Photo: Pfizer Inc / EPA-EFE
The making of Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 antiviral pills, Paxlovid inside a laboratory in Freiburg, Germany. Photo: Pfizer Inc / EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: Pfizer pill becomes first US-authorised home Covid-19 treatment

  • The drug, Paxlovid, is a faster, cheaper way to treat early Covid-19 infections, though initial supplies will be extremely limited
  • The milestone comes as US cases, hospitalisations and deaths are all rising and health officials warn of a tsunami of new infections from the Omicron variant

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The making of Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 antiviral pills, Paxlovid  inside a laboratory in Freiburg, Germany. Photo: Pfizer Inc / EPA-EFE
The making of Pfizer’s experimental Covid-19 antiviral pills, Paxlovid inside a laboratory in Freiburg, Germany. Photo: Pfizer Inc / EPA-EFE
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