NON VACCINE home Pill: Pfizer Pill Becomes 1st US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment

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If you do get covid-19 and or spread it to your family or co-workers they stand a much higher chance of not having a serious illness or hospitalization or death because of this news today:

It really seems to be a life saver if you take it within 6-8 days of first infection.

I assume you would take a Pfizer pill that treats covid-19 that is not a vaccine?

Pfizer Pill Becomes 1st US-Authorized Home COVID Treatment
Patients will need a positive COVID-19 test to get a prescription.

“WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to take at home to head off the worst effects of the virus.

The long-awaited milestone comes as U.S. cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all rising and health officials warn of a tsunami of new infections from the omicron variant that could overwhelm hospitals.

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The drug, Paxlovid, is a faster, cheaper way to treat early COVID-19 infections, though initial supplies will be extremely limited. All of the previously authorized drugs against the disease require an IV or an injection.

An antiviral pill from Merck also is expected to soon win authorization. But Pfizer’s drug is all but certain to be the preferred option because of its mild side effects and superior effectiveness, including a nearly 90% reduction in hospitalizations and deaths among patients most likely to get severe disease.

“The efficacy is high, the side effects are low and it’s oral. It checks all the boxes,” said Dr. Gregory Poland of the Mayo Clinic. “You’re looking at a 90% decreased risk of hospitalization and death in a high-risk group — that’s stunning.”

Monoclonal antibodies are typically given intravenously in hospitals, are not widely available and are more than twice the cost of the Pfizer pill.”

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h/t He Man

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