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Pfizer Says Its Experimental Covid Pill Cuts Hospitalisation, Death Risk by Nearly 90%

News18 | 05/11/2021 06:24 PM | Click to read full article

Pfizer Inc said Friday that its experimental antiviral pill for COVID-19 cut rates of hospitalization and death by nearly 90% as the drugmaker joins the race to bring the first easy-to-use medication against the coronavirus to the US market.

Researchers worldwide have been racing to find a pill against COVID-19 that can be taken at home to ease symptoms, speed recovery and reduce the crushing burden on hospitals and doctors.