Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

Will anti-vaxxers take the new COVID antiviral pills from Merck and Pfizer?

It’s been nearly a year since the first vaccines for the coronavirus were administered, promising a way out of a horrid pandemic that has, at the time of publication, claimed the lives of more than 5.1 million people globally. On their own, vaccines haven’t been enough to end the pandemic—thanks primarily to hesitancy and the … Read more

8 lingering questions about the new Covid pills from Merck and Pfizer

8 lingering questions about the new Covid pills from Merck and Pfizer

The past two months have brought extremely good news in the fight against Covid-19. Two different oral treatments have proved effective at both preventing people newly diagnosed with Covid-19 from entering the hospital and from dying. “We’re accelerating our path out of this pandemic,” President Biden said after data on the second Covid pill became … Read more

Merck seeks first U.S. FDA authorization for COVID-19 tablet

Merck seeks first U.S. FDA authorization for COVID-19 tablet

The Merck logo is seen at a gate to the Merck & Co campus in Rahway, New Jersey, U.S., July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidOct 11 (Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc (MRK.N) said on Monday it has applied for U.S. emergency use authorization for its tablet to treat mild-to-moderate patients of COVID-19, putting it on … Read more

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Merck says Covid antiviral pill halves risk of hospitalisation and death

Newsletter: The Road to RecoveryExpert coverage of how business and the economy are recovering, post-pandemic. Delivered 3 times a week. Merck said it would ask US regulators to authorise the first antiviral pill to treat Covid-19 after a late-stage clinical trial showed the drug cut the risk of hospitalisation or death in half. If the … Read more