A pill can reduce deaths by half in new coronavirus patients, company says

Posted by on October 1, 2021 7:29 am
Categories: US National Stories

Merck & Co. shows their new antiviral medication. Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. announced Friday, that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

If cleared, Merck’s drug would be the first pill shown to treat COVID-19, a potentially major advance in efforts to fight the pandemic.

(Image credit: Merck & Co. /AP)

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