Pfizer says Covid pill 89% effective preventing hospitalisation, death

AFP , Friday 5 Nov 2021

Pfizer said Friday that a clinical trial of its first-of-its-kind pill to treat Covid-19 shows it is highly effective.

Child receives Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Texas, US
Arihana Macias, 7, gets a compress after reviving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 12 years at a Dallas County Health and Human vaccination site in Mesquite, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021. AP

The drug called Paxlovid achieved an 89 percent reduction in risk of hospitalization or death among adult patients with Covid who are at high risk of progressing to severe illness, Pfizer said.

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